14 January 2015
THE police will install up to 570 units of in-vehicle video recording systems in their vehicles, including their motorcycles and all fast-response cars.
This new technology is meant to improve the police’s surveillance, and provide more effective support to operations.
The Ministry of Home Affairs called for a tender last month for the video systems, which will include cameras with a recording function and wireless transmission devices. Installation is expected to start in the second half of this year. A police spokesman said the system will enable live video feeds to be streamed from the site of an incident to officers in the operations room and command post. The footage will also help post-incident investigations.
…Security expert Rohan Gunaratna said the system will allow officers to respond more quickly and decisively to situations.
“Officers in the operations room will be able to provide better support and assistance as they are more informed of the security situation on the ground,” said the professor of security studies at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies.
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Last updated on 03/12/2015