Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra yesterday, February 1, called for a meeting with ICT Minister and Police Commissioner General for the possibility to integrated use of CCTV camera across the country.
Secretary General Achporn Charuchinda from the Office of the Council of State said that the PM wanted related agencies to find ways to combine different CCTV camera networks and mapping systems that are now under the operation of different agencies.
“There are up to 40 agencies that procure and manage the CCTV networks across the country,” he said and added that the PM wanted to see all networks are linked into one that can monitor traffic, police, disaster, flood management, and the three southern most provinces of Thailand.
According to him, the current problem is that different agencies have different maps and CCTV systems in which the data from different agencies do not match with each other, and the development have been done inarticulately. The PM wanted all agencies to be able to work on the same integrated network and only one agency shall be responsible to operate it.
“In the future, we planned to connect the government’s CCTV network to the private CCTV cameras at citizen’ residential areas, so the data can be sent to the Police,” he said.
The ICT Ministry will lead this project, while the Office of the Council of the State will take care of the regulations and laws related issues, he added.
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