Lahore to Get High Grade Surveillance Equipment Under Safe City Project
03 Sep 2016
After Islamabad, Lahore is also going to become part of the Safe City initiative. This was confirmed after Huawei Pakistan recently won the bid for the project in Punjab and held discussions with Punjab CM Shehbaz Sharif over the same.
The Safe City project is expected to roll out high-grade surveillance solution for the city of Lahore, helping law-enforcement authorities in curbing crime, and in improving governance as well.
Huawei, the Chinese telecoms and hardware giant, was adjudged the lowest bidder for the Lahore Safe City Project after a successful bidding process. CM Sharif also invited them to introduce out a low-cost health IT solution in one of the District HQs out of 36 in Punjab as part of their corporate social responsibility efforts.
About the Lahore Safe City Project
The Safe City project will connect Lahore by way of high-grade surveillance cameras with facial recognition software. The cameras will be connected via 4G technology, allowing them to transmit CCTV footage to control rooms that monitor video feeds from these cameras,
They can prove to be instrumental in controlling the crime rate in the cultural capital of Pakistan and help law-enforcement agencies monitor criminal, terrorist and suspect elements.
A similar system is also in operation in Islamabad and you can read all about it here.