To curb violations, Gurgaon traffic cops get hi-tech bodycams

Imported from the UK, these “small and rugged” devices have been obtained by police with CSR support from Honda Scooter and Motorcycles, India, and will be put to use starting Sunday.

By: Express News Service | Gurgaon | Published:October 23, 2016 2:03 am
Gurgaon traffic, Gurgaon traffic police, Gurgaon traffic violations, Gurgaon traffic cams, Gurgaon traffic cameras, Gurgaon news, india news A traffic policeman wears a bodycam, in Gurgaon Saturday. (Source: Express photo by Manoj Kumar)

Traffic police personnel in Gurgaon were provided with body-worn cameras Saturday morning, which will be attached to their uniforms to capture video and audio recordings of traffic violations.

Imported from the UK, these “small and rugged” devices have been obtained by police with CSR support from Honda Scooter and Motorcycles, India, and will be put to use starting Sunday, said a Gurgaon police spokesperson. The cameras can capture video recordings in full HD, with a front-facing colour screen that will ensure members of the public know they are being recorded.

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According to officials, the camera’s software application is capable of providing a full audit trail and a digital
fingerprint of the video using ‘Serial Hash Algorithm’ that can be presented in a court of law.