Hyderabad: Home Minister Nayini Narsimha Reddy on Thursday said community CCTV cameras had turned a crucial source for the police to detect crime and for speedy investigation of cases.
Speaking at the launch of ‘Make Telangana Safe’ here, Reddy said public and private sector organisations should strive towards making the State a secure place by encouraging people to install CCTV cameras. The Telangana Police, he pointed out, had brought a major change by setting up CCTV cameras across the city.
“Acting as a major source, the CCTV surveillance network is helping police resolve cases within 24 hours from the time they were reported,” he said.
On the Memorandum of Understanding signed by the Telangana Information and Technology Association (TITA) and Zicom Electronic Security Systems Limited to launch the Citizen Safety Mission in Telangana, the Minister said the mission was one of the important projects to make the State, especially the capital, a safe zone.
“I urge people to purchase CCTV cameras at subsidised rates or on an instalment basis provided by companies such as Zicom,” he said.
Zicom Managing Director Pramoud Rao said the ‘Make Telangana Safe’ project was aimed at providing safety to the public in the State. As part of the project, awareness would be created among the people on the importance of CCTV network.
“If everything goes well, the firm will soon establish a command centre exclusively for the State. The centre will help track identities of suspects committing crime with the help of Aadhaar details stored in the server,” he said.
TITA president M Sundeep Kumar, Telangana State Police Officers’ Association members and others were present.