Bangkok police’s “TRAFFIC POLICE EYE” to tackle traffic woes

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BANGKOK, 30 January 2013 The Metropolitan Police Bureau has launched a new initiative, aimed at tackling traffic woes in the capital. 

Deputy Chief of Metropolitan Police Bureau – Police Major General Worasak Noppasitthiporn, on Tuesday, launched the “Traffic Police Eye” project, an initiative implemented under the collaboration with internet operator, 3BB Wifi.

Police Major General Worasak said that the project entails the use of Internet Protocol (IP) and IP Cameras in providing real-time broadcast of traffic conditions on Bangkok streets to the Traffic Control and Command Center and traffic police officers’ smartphones.

He stated that the use of technology is expected to help responsible officers better tackle road congestion in a more timely manner, while all footage will be stored for further analyses.

In addition, all closed-circuit cameras can be utilized for crime suppression, according to the Deputy Chief of Metropolitan Police Bureau.

Police Major General Worasak added that the first 20 IP Cameras have been installed at major intersections throughout the city and are now operational, as planned.