Security upgrade: IIT to give tech help to police

N A first-of-its-kind agreement, between police and IIT, the Hyderabad City Police and IIT-Hyderabad on Tuesday entered into an agreement for collaboration in areas of advanced technology for enhancing safety and security of the city's residents.The MoU was signed on the IIT's campus in Kandi, Medak district, by institute director U B Desai and Hyderabad Police Commissioner M Mahendar Reddy. The MoU is initially meant for three years and extendable later - on mutually agreed terms.The association will go a long way in improving the standards of police service delivery to residents with the use of technologies supported by research, innovation and technical expertise of IIT, Police Commissioner Reddy said. The IIT, in turn, would be able to use the facilities, infrastructure and data/information available with the city police in furthering its goals of research, development, innovation and excellence in areas of technology related to public safety.The police and IIT-Hyderabad have agreed to collaborate in areas such as technology intervention deliverables based on video and data streams from various sources across locations for the police; seamless integration and interoperability of deliverables with other technology solution stacks; and development of extended solution over the existing third-party solution stack with added requirements.They would also work on the ability to maintain and migrate to newer third party solution versions; comprehensive search engine to provide exact and possible results from single or multiple video streams; ability to knit results from multiple sources of search in the order of its predefined attributes such as date/time stamp, multiple routes, and etc.

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