Bengaluru City Police’s mobile squads will be capable of faster response thanks to new tablets being installed in their vehicles. Called Hoysalas, Banglalore City Police’s patrol vehicles today consist of 222 units of Maruti Suzuki Ertiga’s.
The Home Department has now fitted all the 222 Maruti Suzuki Ertigas with 7”, all weather tablets that will interface patrol vehicles with Police control room more efficiently than ever before.
As was seen earlier, Hoysalas had to be continuously on the move, while introduction of tablets will see these vehicles now stationed at designated locations. 1,600 locations have been detailed with tablets signalling to them where an emergency has occurred which requires police intervention.
The tablets installed are Panasonic Touchpad FZ-B2 tablets. These are placed on the dashboard of each Bengaluru Hoysala patrol vehicles. The tablets are waterproof, shockproof and dustproof. Police control room will send a call for emergency to the tablets after it receives a call. All necessary details with regard to the crime, priority level and location will be relayed to the tablet in the vehicle while the officer will have to tap ‘On Action’ button signaling that the patrol squad is on its way while the ‘Scene’ button signals that the squad has arrived at scene of crime.
Bengaluru Hoysala patrol vehicles will then return to its designated position where it will await another call from the police control room. Details of the crime, photos and other details can be uploaded on the tablet which can be stored in the case filing system.
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