The police have kicked off the 3rd section of the National CCTV Network Expansion Project that may amongst others see each personal and executive CCTV cameras hooked up onto the nationwide grid.

The 3rd section of the CCTV digital camera undertaking was once introduced on Wednesday by means of the Deputy Inspector General of Police Maj Ge n Geoffrey Tumusiime Katsigazi in Muyenga in Kampala that may act as a pilot.

According to Yusuf Ssewanyana, the police director of Information, Computer and Technology, the 3rd section will basically contain widening the connectivity of the CCTV cameras by means of connecting personal cameras onto the nationwide grid.

“The cameras we have now are not many. We therefore want to leverage on private CCTV cameras. We will now require private individuals to connect cameras to their facilities and we will put in place standards to be followed before connecting to the national grid. Since the cameras will be many, we will need to increase the storage capacity and sophistication to remove human intervention by use of science to catch criminals,”Ssewanyana mentioned.

He mentioned on this section, executive will procure and set up over 5000 CCTV cameras, particularly automated quantity plate popularity cameras to enhance on the ones already put in but in addition the non-public ones.

“We realized criminals use mostly vehicles and motorcycles. We will be using automatic number plate recognition cameras to close the gaps that criminals have been using to commit crimes. We will also install invisible cameras to help us catch them.”

He famous that by means of piloting the brand new undertaking of connecting to non-public cameras in Muyenga, police hopes to roll it during all the nation.