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ICT for Public Safety & Security

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Manoj Agarwal
Inspector General of Police – SCRB,
Gandhi Nagar, Gujarat

We wanted to create a dynamic,world-class model police organization by providing innovative IT solutions that would not only facilitate law enforcement for community safety but would also aim to build crime and criminal information database for effective crime control and deliver citizen centric services in a proactive and efficient manner.

Devesh Devesh Ranjan
Solution Architect, Industry
Solutions – Government Sector, IndiaSoftware Labs

There is a big challenge as the volume of digital data is increasing tremendously. There are industry pointers that say eight per cent of information is not in format. It is adding pressure to IT. We need to look solutions which can look into end to end solutions.

  Madhusudan Padhi
Secretary IT, Government of Odisha
ICT is being used increasingly by the security agencies across the world and in our country for many purposes. Detection & Prevention of crimes, for surveillance, and issues regarding the security in the cyber space, cyber security. There are provisions in the IT Act where the offences committed in the cyber space are punishable. Every state government has the cyber cell department under the police who are looking into the cyber crimes.
  Rama Vedashree,
Vice President, e-Governance and Domestic IT, NASSCOM

Multi-Stakeholder integrated initiatives that deploy appropriate ICT technologies, to enhance public and private authorities’ ability to monitor threats and vulnerabilities, provide actionable early intelligence, speedy resolution of security vulnerabilities, incidents, and coordinated response to emergency situations in urban areas. The four major components of the safe city method are: public private partnerships centered on communities and businesses for law-enforcement and enhanced security.

Devraj Dam,
VP,SmartLink

IP-Surveillance system is a security system that gives users the ability to monitor and record video, audio over an IP network such as a local area network (LAN) or the Internet. Safe Cities start by integrating and unifying a variety of disparate technologies: Municipal surveillance into one integrated solution, Cameras from private sources.

Suresh Kumar Jindal
Director, DRDO, Government of India

Safety involves whatever contributes in maintaining the “Steady state” of a social and physical structure or place in terms of whatever it is intended to do. Safety connotes stability over time, continuity of function and reliability of structure. Public safety in the ICT parlance is being talked about only in terms of Command and Control Centres and Safe Cities.

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