Pune, August 14, 2019 : Today, Pune City Police introduced Artificial Intelligence based SPOTTer Kits (SPOTTer —Surveillance of Potential Offender Through Technology) for real-time Surveillance and tracking of criminal, suspect and person-of-interest tracking. This technology is used only for criminal, suspect and person-of-interest tracking without intruding into privacy of ordinary citizens.
Pune is one of the fastest growing cities in India and is the education, industry, IT and cultural capital of Maharashtra. With a population over 6 Million and city size of over 300 Sq Kim, Pune is also home to several military installations including the headquarters of the India Army’s Southern Command and the Air Force base also. Pune is also a critical hub for connectivity to the western parts of India. With the growing city size, population, sensitive government and military installations and VIP movement, Pune city brings in latest technologies or real-time security and surveillance for citizen safety and National security.
The SPOTTer-KIT includes integrated Hardware and Artificial Intelligence based Face Recognition (FR) technologies embedded with,
- Door Frame Metal Detectors (DFMD) ii. Surveillance Vehicle based Command Centres iii. Mobile-Cloud Technology
The DFMD based SPOTTer Kit enables real-time SPOTTing of persons-of-interest through integrated cameras, Al hardware, Software and alerting system embedded in a plug-and-play carry-on case that can be deployed anywhere-anytime. These DFMDs will be deployed in vulnerable public and sensitive locations for weeding out criminals and suspects in real-time.
Surveillance Vehicle Based SPOTTer Kits have 360 degree view cameras with zoom-in and zoom-out capabilities that enable the deployment of mobile command centres that can be deployed anywhere-anytime for criminal and suspect tracking. The surveillance vehicle based command centres have in-built real-time Al based hardware, software and alerting systems that can track criminal and suspect movement.
Mobile App based SPOTTer technology has been built to enable on-the-ground policemen and beat marshals, to be able to upload a picture of suspect in real-time to match against the criminal database, using hand-held devices. Immediate action can be taken when a match is found. This technology is extremely “handy” as information is available to all the security personnel at their finger-tips and can be deployed anytime-anywhere.
The SPOTTer Kits are also connected to the central control room and mobile apps to build redundancy for surveillance alerts and real-time action.
These SPOTTer Kits have been developed and deployed by the Pune Police in coordination with The Manipal Group entities, Manipal Technologies Limited and Vijria Labs. The key officers who were instrumental in enabling the SPOTTer Kits are Mr. Bachchan Singh IPS, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Crime Branch, Mr. Mitesh Ghatte, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Special Branch, Mr. Pasalkar, Inspector, Special Branch, and Mr. Ghodekar, Inspector, Wireless Division, under the leadership of Dr. K Venkatesham IPS, Commissioner of Police. Pune Police will continue to innovate and make use of emerging technologies for making a safe city and secure nation.