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Can We Feel The Real Sense Of Security?

According to market research firm 6Wresearch, the Indian video surveillance market is projected to grow at a compounded annual growth of over 13 per cent between 2016 and 2022

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Security is of paramount importance across all walks of life. Nowadays people voice their fear about their safety openly, as per the current terror scenarios, the most recent being the Uri attacks. There is an implicit justification to increase video surveillance to minimise the threat of terrorist’s attacks. But the moot question is: are the overall personal security needs of the citizens being catered to uprightly or there be still inadequacies in the security solutions systems? The crucial areas which need extensive technological security solutions are in public safety and national security.

According to market research firm 6Wresearch, the Indian video surveillance market is projected to grow at a compounded annual growth of over 13 per cent between 2016 and 2022. The reports further states that Video Surveillance market in India is expected to reach Rs 5,717.64 crore ($952.94 million) by 2016, with a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of 32.49 per cent. It is likely to top $2.4 billion by 2020. Currently, the analog-based surveillance system holds the majority share in the overall market nearly 68 per cent. The IP- based surveillance systems are, however, expected to grow with a relatively higher CAGR of 41.78 per cent in the coming years.

As claimed by Global Terrorism Report 2015, India is among the top ten most dangerous countries to live in. The Institute of Economics and Peace states that deaths from terrorism increased by 80 per cent last year worldwide. Terrorist activities reached its highest recorded level in 2014 with nearly 32,685 deaths as shown by studies conducted by Global Terrorism Index.
There is an immense need for smart, modernised, and sophisticated security solutions in IP-based surveillance systems to meet the shortage of intelligent equipment to shield assets and lives. The CCTV’s should fit the appropriateness of the problem it is intended to address. It must focus on the core technology to respond to established security solution objectives.
A sight of establishing a safe city security system meets the security needs of the citizen discreetly. A safe city surveillance system is a security solution that aims at providing CCTV coverage at critical points across the city such as its entry and exit points, isolated streets, public areas like railway stations, airports with skilled professionals placed at a centralised command control centre to monitor and analyse the amassed data, further implementing their analysis in real time to seize criminals moreover preventing future criminal or terror activity. It will incorporate technology such as licence plate readers, gunshot-detection microphones, in later phase’s facial recognition and crime prediction software’s which will aid in crime statistics analysis and crime prediction places.

There can be many ways to restrain potential criminal activities by establishing anti-intruder alerts or panic buttons in cases of any emergency or distressed situations using integrated or a mix of security solutions encircling different verticals like electronic security systems, CMS, CCTV cameras, parameter fencing, access controls and so on., developing low-profile surveillance equipments but high profile security solutions in terms of quality, utilising an extensive approach in premise security solutions to deter criminal activities. Talking about the concept of a safe city surveillance system, its anticipated end results would eventually reduce crime rate, set CMS as the sole platform that offers a unified command and control system to both monitor and respond to safety and security situations, with improved response time- management, handling threats more efficiently achieving around-the-clock coordination and communication. Smart cities will take time to fully establish in India, but the cities are deploying surveillance cameras to mitigate terror risk, help catch and deter criminal activities. In the coming time there are possibilities of development of mobile apps enabling citizens to connect with the control rooms in the times of distress.

There must be relevant amount of transparency, referring to the areas being surveyed and what the results are. Reports should occur on a regular basis for the citizens to make knowledgeable decisions for them to feel a reasonable sense of security apace with fulfilling the objective of mass surveillance of citizens with their knowledge.

Despite the popularity of CCTV, evidence of its crime prevention efficacy is unconvincing, however the awareness of its presence around builds a credible measure of fear, since one perceives being watched at every step as under observation a person acts less openly. In use video surveillance technology is inefficient, crime investigations are often cramped by blind spots in video networks and low-quality imagery. Adapting the imminent innovative technologies will enhance improved security systems, their quality and response times. With accurate synthesis of technological tools, their solutions and proper execution of security policies and safety measures, an undiminished sense of security and peace of mind can be achieved.

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Pulkit Punj

Pulkit Punj is the Director at AnG India Ltd., one of the leading Electronic Security Solution Specialists in India. Helming the business development faction of the organization, Pulkit assists in diversifying clientele base, through acquiring new customers and maintaining a ground of loyalty with the existing base. With an expertise in identifying new sales leads, assisting in pitching products and services, Pulkit prepares his organization to meet the emerging demands of security needs for the domestic market. His objective lies in making AnG one of the biggest e-surveillance providers in the security solutions industry, with global recognition.

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