Hearing the words “Intelligent Police Car” may refer to somebody as a future concept for police vehicles. For us it just means to bring the police into the 21st century. The technology nowadays is already pretty advanced. Information is being spread faster than ever before and the access to it is easier than getting a beer in a foreign country. Citizens are very educated about their rights and proving their traffic or other minor law violations may get very complicated. Our lives move in a fast pace and we expect to be served everywhere faster than formula 1 pit stop.
The Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic accepted the challenges of current world and decided to give the police appropriate tools. In 2012 they started a project which not only equipped the police cars with state of the art technology, but also solved the infrastructure and databases issues they were facing.
From a total number of approximately 3000 police cars in Slovakia, 2 380 were equipped with a GPS location tracker and 780 with a specialized computer system enabling:
– Automatic Number Plate Recognition
– Video recording
– Monitoring of vehicle’s location and other car related information
– Messaging with the Command Centre
– Integration with the CAD (computer aided dispatch) system
– Daily duties planning
– Automated ID cards reading and direct accessing various Police databases
All these functionalities were integrated into one, yet easy to use system. Read the full article here.