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WomEng Kenya: Kenya CCTV Installation Project

iFriday, Oct 2nd, 2015 comments by Busisiwe Keke

Kenya CCTV Installation Project by Safaricom

The National Surveillance, Communication and Control System links all major security agencies, making it easy to share information and direct operations.

The project involved connecting 195 police stations in Nairobi and Mombasa to 4G Internet.The system aims at assisting police and other law enforcement agencies with combatting terrorism and other criminal activity.Upon completion, the system will be operated by the national police service under the expertise of a core team comprising senior officers from the National Police Service and communications experts.

Safaricom has installed tamper-proof, high definition and ultrahigh definition CCTV cameras across Mombasa and Nairobi that will be connected to a national command and control room. The system will have analytical capabilities allowing for facial and movement recognition from the CCTV footage that will be relayed to the command and control centre in real time.

Police will also be equipped with walkie-talkies with cameras to take pictures at crime scenes for assessment and evidence. The pictures can be then sent in real time to the command and control centre . The walkie-talkies will also have tracking capabilities to improve disaster response.This will make it easy to locate police officers closest to a crime scene for faster response.The system will enable security personnel to monitor areas under surveillance, detect any security incident,help direct police response and monitor the flow of people and traffic especially in town centres.

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