Councilor Ciani: “This is the most important implementation ever”
“In addition to this – adds Ciani – we will make the storage system of the images collected more functional, which will merge into a single archive, compatible with both new and existing cameras, in order to facilitate consultation by the Local police and law enforcement agencies. We will also implement video-analysis tools, such as recognition of media and individuals (and tomorrow facial recognition) based on filters such as age, sex, clothes, time, through the use of forensic analysis software, the real novelty of this intervention, which represents a real revolution, because it allows us a homogeneous coverage over the whole of Udine, from the center to the peripheries, thus guaranteeing effective crime prevention and the recognition of those responsible for the offenses. In this sense, cameras are not an instrument of control but of protection of all citizens for good “.
There are currently 75 video surveillance cameras in the city, which will then become 142, and 11 license plate reading systems. The new cameras will be connected to the Genetec Security Center VMS (Video Management Server) video surveillance platform already used by the Administration for the management of the current cameras.
The expansion of the system will proceed in steps: the installation will be followed by the completion of the existing software platform, which will be implemented with forensic analysis software; the latter will in turn be extended to the verification of events and the search for people and means through configurable filters; finally the facial recognition tool can be installed. The expected expenditure is 673 thousand euros. To express satisfaction for this intervention, also deputy mayor and councilor for mobility Loris Michelini. “We have created – he says – the infrastructure on which we can then further expand the video surveillance system. Each new camera, as well as the existing ones, will from now on rely on the new system, allowing us, as we did today, to significantly increase the number of devices connected today. This is therefore only the beginning of a path that will make the city of Udine safer and more family-friendly “.