23 December, 2010

Fighting Crimes Through CCTV

CCTV Surveillance Area

Penang Integrated Public Safety System (PIPS), which used broadband wireless access 4.9GHz, was the first system installed in the country. The system integrates the camera to three control centres – the Penang Island Municipal Council (MPPP) traffic control, Patani Road police station and the state police headquarters. The PIPS also doubles as a public announcement system, emergency kiosk and stability system. Since February 2008, a total of 31 CCTVs were installed in Penang under the PIPS project.

 Penang will have a total of 48 CCTVs, 24 each on the island and Seberang Prai on the mainland,

The first phase of installing closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras in crime hotspots nationwide will be completed by March, with 496 cameras in place at major crime prone areas in the peninsula.

According to this REPORT, the system had managed to reduce crime within the locations installed.

CCTV Surveillance Area

Another location where PIPS is being installed. Unfortunately, it seemed that the system is not being maintained properly because the line of sight of the CCTV is  blocked by tree branches.

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