Data shows, the police in India take a minimum of 8-10 hours to track the path of the criminal. To keep a watch on criminal activities, the Pune Police has connected and geo-tagged 10,000 private CCTV cameras in the city to their system to improve vigilance and help investigations. With the latest initiative, criminals will be tracked in real-time without any time lapse. The authorities managed to geotag and connect these closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras to the CCTV Watch Project app in the last three weeks.
The initiative, rolled out under the Pune police’s CCTV Watch Project, would help the law enforcement authorities to track movement and activities of criminals in real time. Besides the 10,000 private CCTV cameras, the police also 1,320 units already installed across the city.
The police contacted thousands of establishments for the project and a majority of them responded positively. Through the project, the police would be able to see on their cellphones the number of CCTVs installed within 100 m of a spot where a crime has taken place.