A Smart City needs to be Safe City as well for citizens to live a smooth life.

Introducing smart surveillance technology or analytics to manage the crowd, traffic and following the building code (Code to be followed strictly while constructing a building, which sadly is not done in India) to manage natural/man-made disasters would make a city safe and secured for a citizen to live in. If we install CCTV in numerous places around the city, a perception of the city being safe is created.

Equipping police system in the city with modern gadgets like CCTV cameras at all public places.

GPS enabled dispatch of patrol cars.

A command control center to monitor and act on all the CCTV cameras live feed.

Aerial surveillance through Helicopters..

Community policing, training on soft skills, and at least 33% women cops in the force.

A Dial 100 system for emergency response.

A step forward in Smart Policing initiative. As many as 335 police officers, over and above the rank of sub-inspector to the Commissioner of Police, will soon be given high-end tabs as part of the smart policing concept. The tabs have already reached the Commissionerate and will be distributed in a day or two.Apart from having the calling and internet facilities, the tabs will be loaded with a host of features intended to keep the officers updated on the crime and the law and order situation in the city. Primarily, the tabs will be integrated with the Abhayam and Dial 100, the quick response applications of the police force. “The tabs will be GPS-enabled and once integrated with the Abhayam and Dial 100 programmes, the officers can be tracked and advised to rush to the crime scene in quick time,” says Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (ADCP- administration) Venkateswara Rao. This apart, the tabs will serve as ready-reckoner as the gadgets will be loaded and updated with the latest FIRs, NBW status, criminal list and status of investigation of various cases.

21.04.2016 – Policing to go Hi-Tech in Vizag Smart City. City Commissionerate to soon have Personal Digital Assistants.The machine will have facilities to collect fines on the spot and generate e-challans. The machine will have swiping facilities, and fines can be collected by swiping the debit or credit cards. According to Mr. Amit Garg, the machines will be integrated with the Central Command Control Centre and CCTV network. “The video footage showcasing the violation can be shown to the offender and the fine collected on the spot,” said the Commissioner.

For the safety and security of the beach visitors, Community Guards should be deployed at RK Beach, Yarada beach, Rushikonda beach and Bheemili beach, 2 community guards for every 200 mts and also 2 Police Constables during Sundays and Festival days.

12.05.2016 : Indian Navy launches state-of-the-art underwater vigil system in Visakhapatnam Smart City. This underwater vigil system is capable of detecting, identifying, tracking and generating warnings for all types of surface and underwater threats to Visakhapatnam harbour. Vice admiral HCS Bisht, AVSM flag officer Commanding-In-Chief, Eastern Naval Command inaugurated the two systems.

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