Trivandrum: Kerala Police has implemented a Central Intrusion Monitoring System (CIMS), a state-of-the-art intelligent security system to ensure round-the-clock surveillance, with assistance from Keltron. CIMS is aimed at securing government institutions, high-value business entities including banks, ATMs, treasuries, commercial establishments including jewellery outlets and electronics stores, and homes.
Addressing the media, Balram Kumar Upadhyay IPS, IGP & Thiruvananthapuram City Police Commissioner, said, “With the launch of the initiative, Kerala has become the first state in the country to adopt the technology expected to boost security and reduce the time taken for officers to reach scenes of crimes. The idea is to have maximum policing area with minimum resources.”
CIMS involves a network of motion and temperature detectors, magnetic contacts, seismic and glass breaking sensors, and high-definition CCTV cameras, all of which will be connected to the CIMS Control Room at the Kerala Police headquarters in the capital city where it would be continuously monitored.
In the event of a break-in, the sensor would trigger an automatic alarm at the control room within 3-10 seconds. The internet-powered system would also live-stream the CCTV footage, enabling the police to verify the threat and launch immediate action by alerting and dispatching the nearest police patrolling unit to the scene of the suspected crime.
A Gopakumar, Head-Marketing, Keltron said, “There would be a monthly connectivity and monitoring fee ranging from Rs.500 to Rs.2,750 based on the number of devices/sensors to be connected to CIMS. Existing internet protocol (IP) based CCTV systems can be connected to CIMS. Keltron can also do a fresh installation of the system as per the customer’s requirements. The system is capable of handling up to 10 lakh connections in its initial phase.”
Several individuals and commercial customers from Thrissur, Kochi, Kottayam and Thiruvananthapuram have already signed up for CIMS.
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