Hi-tech kits for Pune police to track criminals

Hi-tech kits for Pune police to track criminals

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Pune, Aug 15 : The Pune police has introduced 'SPOTTer' ( Surveillance of potential offender through technology ) kits to help its personnel in tracking criminals, wanted terrorists, suspects and persons of interest. Pune Police Commissioner K Venkatesham on Thursday said the kits were developed and deployed by Pune police in coordination with Manipal Technologies limited and Vijna Labs.  It was introduced during a programme at police commissionerate office in presence of senior police official including Pune rural Superintendent of Police.

He said that the technology based on modern artificial intelligence will help in tracking the criminals. The SPOTTer kit includes integrated hardware and Artificial Intelligence based face Recognition (Fr) technology embedded with, Door frame Metal detector, surveillance vehicles based command centres, Mobile-cloud Technology, the official said. The door frame Metal detector-based SPOTTer Kit enable real time SPOTTing of persons -of interest through integrated Cameras, A1 hardware, software and alerting system embedded in a plug and- play carry-on case that can be deployed anywhere at any time, the commissioner added.

These kits will be deployed in vulnerable public and sensitive locations for weeding out criminals and suspects, official said. Police commissioner Venkatesham further said that "Surveillance vehicles in the kits have 360- degree view cameras with zoom-in and zoom-out capabilities that enable the mobile command centre which can be deployed for criminals and suspects tracking." The mobile cloud has been built to enable policemen and beat marshals to upload a picture of suspects to match against the criminals database, using hand-held devices.

Immediate action can be taken when a match is found, an official said. The joint police commissioner Ravindra Shisve who was also present in function said this technology is handy as the information is available to all security personnel at their fingertips. The key officer who were instrumental in enabling the SPOTTer kits are Deputy Commissioner of Police Bachchan Singh, Mitesh Ghatte, Inspector Ghodekar of Wireless Division. UNI