More CCTV Cameras installs in Chennai than London, Says Journal Report

Chennai city has the maximum number of CCTV cameras installs per square kilometer and per 1,000 population among the 130 cities studied all over the world, according to an official report published in South Asia Journal

The capital of Tamil Nadu Chennai has 657 CCTV cameras per sqkm, which is also followed by Hyderabad that has installed 480 cameras per sqkm. Compared to Hyderabad, Beijing, and London. Chennai has a lower number of CCTV cameras. In Chennai CCTV cameras installs (2.8 lakh) overall when compared to Hyderabad (3 lakh), Beijing (10.1 lakh) and London have (6.6 lakh) cameras.

According to the journal report, the CCTV camera first installed in Germany in 1942, and now there are nearly one billion devices. The authorized report maps out how prevalent the CCTV cameras are in 130 of the all-over the world’s most populous places or cities.

The top two CCTV installation countries are China and India. These countries have the highest densities of CCTV surveillance cameras in urban areas. Chennai, India, has 657 cameras per sqkm, making it the first city in the world in terms of CCTV surveillance. It says.

Chennai city police commissioner Mahesh Kumar Aggarwal said. “All-over Chennai city we have extensive coverage of security cameras in the entire city” The presence of CCTV cameras is very helpful in monitor 24/7 and maintenance of law and order. It will be very useful for the detection of crimes. it has provided, time and again, much needed clues for investigation. We are belive to extend the coverage. The Tamil Nadu government has ordered sanctioned funds for installs more CCTV cameras that will have connectivity with control rooms for live streaming.

Three years ago Tamil Nadu government starts the “Third Eye” campaign aimed to bring the entire city undercover with CCTV control. In 2017 Chennai police commissioner A.K Viswanathan starts the “Third Eye” campaign for the installation of CCTV cameras with public participation. CCTV systems help maintain law and order and changed case investigation entirely. In any crime case investigation, CCTV is the first clue and handy tool to crack the case. Commissioner A.K Viswanathan said Detection in criminal cases has increased. He said without the Tamil Nadu government’s support it is impossible for us to achieve this status.

Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami had himself encouraged the project. Chennai police department advised individuals, shopkeepers, and commercial establishments to install CCTV on their premises, focusing on streets or public places.

We conducted continuous conducting “Third Eye” campaign in every area in Chennai city.

So, undoubtedly CCTV plays a crucial role in solving crimes now, as with any crime the first thing that is taken into account is the CCTV camera footage.

Now India’s capital New Delhi also features in the top ten list with 289 CCTV per sqkm.

Compare to Chennai vs Delhi, Chennai has 25 cameras per 1000 people, Delhi has only 14 cameras per 1000 people. These numbers are low when compared to London and Beijing. The security cameras certainly add to the safety equipment of any city.


City police urge residents to install CCTV cameras to prevent crimes

Residents in Triplicane set up 18 high-definition cameras in their street

Concerned about the rising incidents of two-wheeler gangs engaged in chain-snatching and house-breaking, residents in the city are taking precautionary measures to check unknown persons entering the locality.

The Chennai City Police for their part also suggested that residents install closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras to prevent thefts and crimes.

A senior police officer said that that police patrolling has been strengthened with the addition of cycle patrolling, and the local police officers have been instructed to advise the members of residents welfare associations to install CCTV cameras in their localities for better law and order management. The presence of CCTV cameras also acts as a deterrent in preventing crimes, he added.

Heeding the advice of the city police, the residents of Sundara Murthy Vinayagar Koil Street in Triplicane have installed 18 CCTV high-definition (HD) cameras in the street.

The CCTV cameras along with the control room, all costing Rs. 2.50 lakh, were inaugurated by senior police officers on Sunday.

A senior officer of the Mylapore Region said the CCTV cameras installed at a gap of 500 meters would help to keep a tab of unknown and suspected persons.

The local police officials have been organizing public interactive with residents’ welfare associations in various parts of the city, as part of which Police Commissioner T.K. Rajendran participated in a meeting held in Thoraipakkam.

Similarly, meetings were held in K.K. Nagar and other areas this week wherein the police officers stressed the residents to have a ‘third eye’ by installing CCTV cameras.


Baby girl kidnapped in Chennai, gang spotted in CCTV footage

A three-month-old girl of a daily wager couple was kidnapped from the Koyambedu fruit market in Chennai in the early hours of Monday. Police said they are trying to trace the kidnappers.

Police said the parents of the child are from Mundiyampakkam village in Villupuram district and work at a wholesaler of fruits at the market. The couple stay at the market itself and sleep in the night in front of the shops.

“On Sunday night, the family was sleeping in front of shop No 19 around 11 pm. Till around 3.30 am, the couple had seen the child. But a few minutes later, the child was missing,” said a police officer.

After searching in the market complex, the couple approached the Koyambedu police station. Koyambedu Police Inspector Chidambara Murugesan is investigating the case.

On scrutiny of CCTV footage, the police found three men were seen taking the child from the place in the wee hours. Police said they have some clues and are investigating further.

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