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RFID project to keep track of cops' movement in AP

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Hyderabad , April 29

IN what seems to be like a small, but certain step towards new era policing, the city police has initiated a pilot project in two police stations to use RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) solutions to keep track of cops on the beat.

The Managing Director of the Hyderabad-based Bartronics India, Mr Sudhir Rao, and Country Manager, Mr Bhanu Prakash, said, "When the cops are on the move in specified beat, the radio frequency tags put up at specific places serve as points that track their movements."

According to them, the project is being tried out in the police station limits of Saroornagar and Saidabad in the twin cities, where policemen on their beat need to capture information on the RFID reader which they have to carry. It helps to dynamically monitor their movements. The information when downloaded on the system helps higher officials get a clear idea and helps in better policing.

Illustrating on how the system works, Mr Bhanu Prakash said apart from providing flexibility to the beat system, it enabled the department to dynamically monitor the situation day-to-day or even during the course of the day. While the chips located at the designated centre could cost about Rs 70 per set, the RFID reader is priced at about Rs 20,000.

The pilot initiative could be gradually expanded to cover the whole of the city and the State later in phases. Replication is very simple and these sensors could be located at any point where others may not have access.

For instance, these can be embedded in a compound wall as well. The best part is this system brings in a controlled environment and cops on beat cannot bluff that they visited a site without actually going there.

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