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.
Yasin Omar, the Muyenga LC1 chairperson mentioned they hope to mobilise a minimum of 70 properties put in with CCTV cameras to look they’re added onto the nationwide grid as a part of the pilot.
The Deputy Inspector General of Police Maj Ge n Geoffrey Tumusiime Katsigazi applauded Muyenga for embracing generation but in addition accepting to paintings because the pilot for the 3rd section of the set up of the CCTV cameras.
“We wanted people who could help and allow us tap into their cameras. Now you have answered it in a loud voice and we are very happy. We call upon others in this country especially in urban areas .We are talking to KCCA and other urban authorities to ensure all facilities have cameras for their own security and for the communities. You should allow us tap into them so that we have a wider coverage for the entire country, “Maj Gen Katsigazi mentioned.
“Right now there is no law compelling everybody to put cameras but we are asking authorities to put laws and ordinances in place that compel facility owners to include security cameras, security lights.”
The deputy IGP alternatively requested executive to position in position measures that may make certain CCTV cameras are inexpensive for all Ugandans.
“We appeal to government to make cameras affordable by reducing or removing tax on them so that each and everybody can afford them.”
Author: Nile Post