IT experts urge FG to address technology security woes
Information Technology experts have called on the Federal Government to adopt technology in addressing the current security woes which has bedevilled the country.
The experts who converged in Lagos at an Integrated Technology for National Security Conference, organised by Afrisec Distribution and Consulting Ltd, in collaboration with
Bosch Security Systems maintained that the call is in the interest of protecting lives and properties of Nigerians considering high rate of crimes especially kidnapping and terrorism.
The Regional Director, Eastern Europe and Africa, Bosch, Mr Andries Nouwens said the best approach to various security challenges in Nigeria at the moment.
He said to help Nigerian government address the problem informed Bosch decision to partner Afrisec in bringing latest technology solutions in city surveillance to Nigeria.
According to him, terrorism has become a big threat in many countries, noting that security system has a lot of equipment that could detect some suspicious behaviours.
Nouwens said Bosch is trying to replicate it’s achievement in about 150 countries across the globe and it’s already protecting 21 airports, 75 railway projects and more 100 hotels worldwide with products tailored to meet local requirements of each market.
He said, “For example, if somebody is leaving a bag with maybe a bomb in it, we have cameras that can see the person that is leaving the luggage behind. The camera automatically gives an alarm to tell the control room to check out the bag before something happens. We have cameras with Intelligence Video Analytic (IVA) which analysis pictures and gives alarm. Whenever you install surveillance cameras in cities, the crime rate goes down drastically, you scare away criminals.
Also, the Managing Director of Afrisec, Mr Edward Van Trotsenburg said the company was in partnership with Bosch in order to protect people and their assets.
Trotsenburg said the security technology products from Bosch is to foster active responses by security agencies in curbing crimes.
He said, “So, instead of waiting for three to four days before knowing that a crime had been committed, you are able to know immediately that a crime is about to happen and you respond to stopping it. If we are able to respond swiftly before crime is being committed, all parts of Nigeria will be safer.”
A consultant with Vince Network Ltd, Mr Vince Onyekwelu said the focus of the conference was to evaluate security solutions from Bosch being showcased by Afrisec to help Nigeria with issues of national security.
He explained that in technology security system, there were four stages and once any of the stages was breached, a country would lose the fight for national security.
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