Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) uploaded a teaser a couple of days ago on their facebook page asking people to share what they think could possibly be in the pipeline. Two days later, they announced their plan to go ahead with Integrated Command, Contract & Communication (IC3) Center. IC3 center is supposed to offer a platform to the security personnel to gather information and collectively act on it, when necessary. This platform comprises of five major components:
- Dispatch Center
- Crisis Management Center
- Emergency Call Center
- CCTV Control Center
- Strategic Operations & Monitoring Center
For this purpose, they will be installing CCTV cameras on all traffic signals and public places. The video stream received from these cameras will be auto-analysed with the help of the system to detect and suspicious activities or individuals. Similarly Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) System will be made part of this project. This will enable the authorities to create a database of vehicles using a certain road, which can be used later to for further analysis. ANPR can also be used to identify cars who haven’t paid their tax, enabling Excise & Taxation Department to catch the culprits increasing the revenue for the department.
However, this system is being currently implemented in Lahore, Pakistan only. After the success of this project it may be expanded to other cities.
Source: PITB Facebook Page
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