Residents in Chilkalguda and Musheerabad have voluntarily set up CCTV cameras across their colonies as a part of the Safe and Smart Hyderabad project. And these areas became first to implement this project. Even residents will set a monitor room and monitored by a person. The residents have covered the lanes, by lanes and all colony corners.
And police also wants the residents to fix high definition cameras and save the recordings for up to 30 days. For that it will costs between Rs 15,000 to Rs 25,000 per camera.
One of a Musheerabad resident, Mohd Khaleed till now seven cameras been set up at Musheerabad and 12 at Chilkalguda. In Tarnaka-Nagarjuna-nagar and Gokulnagar have already installed cameras that’s range from Rs 15,000 and Rs 20,000. These cameras can be connected to a television set or a desktop computer. And there is also an application to monitor the feeds on a smartphone.
A member of the Chilkalguda RWA said “Recently, there was a communal clash at the Osmania University. The cops were able to identify the accused with the help of the CCTV footage in that case. Chilkalguda is one of the crime-prone areas. Currently, 12 cameras have been set up, however, 50 of them are needed to cover the entire area. The cameras will be set up near open plots, worship places, apartment and dead ends. The resident would decide on the location of installation. Local police officials have been informed.”
At present, the ratio of police to people in the city is 1:1,300. The cops educate residents on the need to install CCTV cameras and metal detectors at necessary places