Alexander Beglov, head of the city, told that authorities of St. Petersburg will pay 1.2 billion rubles this year on implementing of additional cameras in schools, nurseries and hospitals of the city. Also 2.5 billion rubles will be spent on the development of the system "Safe city".
Alexander Beglov, the interim head of Saint Petersburg, met with Nikolai Patrushev, the secretary of the Security Council, and Alexander Gutsan, the plenipotentiary of the President of Russia in the Northwestern Federal District, and told about plans of the region concerning digital security systems.
According to Alexander Beglov, first of all, the development of the electronic system "Safe city" will be continued – the installation of cameras of video surveillance, doorphones, "alarm buttons" and terror security systems for social facilities. This year to existing 32000 of cameras will be added 15500n of new ones and also 120 complexes for automatic photo and video fixation of traffic violations. Their main difference from more old models is that they can not only recognize faces but also count the number of passing people in the flow. In case of emergency situation with a big crowd of people, there will be a possibility of the fast evacuation.
The head of the city reminded about realization of such projects as Smart yard and Smart bus stop within the same program Safe city. All information from video surveillance cameras is collecting in the St. Petersburg monitoring centre and is watching by EMERCOM of Russia and the police, including local policemen. The last ones will receive tablets till the end of the year, which will allow to switch to the Safe city system.
Nikolai Patrushev highly estimated the effectiveness of St. Petersburg security systems, noted, that he is going to recommend it to use in other regions of the country.
The Administration of St. Petersburg is ready to spend 1.2 billion rubles to develop social facilities. Hospitals, nurseries and schools will become safer. To switch to the system of Safe city, each local policeman will get a tablet to check violations.
"The most important for today – we have strengthened our security measures in nurseries, schools and medical institutions. We’re ready to spend 1.2 billion rubles for this", – said Alexander Beglov.