The city police are hoping that the 5G rollout will help in surveillance in enforcement.
What’s it about: When trying to check the details of a traffic offender, police officers often encounter glitches in their e-challan machine. With the expected rollout of 5G, they’re hoping this is a thing of the past with faster internet speeds. Equipment like facial recognition applications and number plate recognition systems could use higher internet speeds.
- There are more than 64,000 active CCTVs in the city, 10% of which are wireless. Once all become wireless, they can be connected to the cloud.
- Cameras attached to patrol vehicles will also benefit from faster internet speeds. Basically, any equipment that’s connected to the common police network will benefit from 5G.
Expert speaks: Cybersecurity expert N Vijay Shankar said 5G would help in investigations and law enforcement in general. Facial recognition technology, for example, can easily detect suspects quickly, and actions can be taken with real-time processing.