For the first time in Pakistan, Sindh police have obtained the drone technology to make the law enforcement agency’s surveillance system more secure. The drones will primarily be used in the regions where the movement of police is difficult due to dangerous terrain or higher risk to its staff.
Pakistan is one of the very few countries where the law enforcement agencies have acquired this kind of drones.
According to the details, police in Sindh have bought six drones. These drones feature high-definition cameras with the graphic resolution of 12-megapixel, Dawn reported. Karachi, Hyderabad, Mirpurkhas, Shaheed Benazirabad, Larkana, and Sukkur are the six cities where this technology will be used.
The police officers have already been trained for controlling these drones. Each machine is tagged at around Rs. 1.5 million and a team of some 23 police officers comprising personnel of different ranges will operate them.
These new drones are better than the old ones because they can fly for up to 45 minutes at the stretch of up to two kilometers and can record and broadcast the live video and pictures of around 10,000 meters. The old drones owned by the Sindh police were able to fly for just 20 minutes with the maximum flying of 1 kilometer and were able to record the footage of just one-kilometre of land.
Each of the six drones features modern Global Positioning System (GPS) to help the policemen locate its exact position and place of flying.
Sindh Police to install 4000 Hi-Tech CCTV cameras in Karachi
Other than that, the Sindh police have started another project. The project aims to install some 4000 next-generation closed-circuit tv (CCTV) monitoring cameras with the graphic resolution of 12 megapixels in the provincial capital. The old 2,200 units that are installed in the city are using very low graphic resolution, causing difficulty for the police in identifying the criminals.
It is worth mentioning here that the government of Punjab has also recently announced the installation of some 8000 high-tech cameras in Lahore, under the program Punjab Safe Cities Project.