A new CCTV technology and an Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) system are to be installed n tie Colombo District Police said.
The Sri Lanka CCTV system established in 2010 is operated under a Senior DIG and a DIG. The 105 closed circuit cameras installed at main intersections in the Colombo city continuous transmit images that are viewed in the control room on 28 LCD screens.
The unit stores images for several toys and are used for “National Security Purposes, and the City traffic management that has a daily average of over 200,000 vehicles in the Colombo city.
The new AN PR system is to capture an image of the number plates of vehicles automatically. The existing system would only take a picture of the entire frame as a whole. ‘Sometimes we would not be able to decipher the number plate from the image taken with the new system we would get good images of the number plates. CCTV cameras have also been installed in Kandy and Galle cities and are to be updated with the new system after Colombo. The project has been done in collaboration with the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka Telecom, and the Ceylon Electricity Board. Metropolitan office (Pvt) Ltd and the Colombo Municipal Council.