Closed Circuit Television System (CCTV)

Pune city surveillance, referred to as PCS, is a holistic and integrated video surveillance system for the city of Pune. This system also integrates surveillance system of different corporate with an objective of enhancing the safety and security in the city. The system shall help –

  • Support Pune police to Maintain law & order

  • Act as an aid to investigation

  • Improve traffic Management

  • Help in deterring, detecting and thus dealing with criminal activities

Support Pune Police to Maintain Law & Order - The live video feed, 24×7 along with automatic various alerts, will enable police to understand the situation on the ground early, so that police can react in-time.

Act as an aid to investigation - Entire video feed is recorded 24×7. So, any historical or past situation can be easily viewed by police.

Improve Traffic Management - Built-in video analytics will generate automatic alerts for traffic violation.

Help in deterring, detecting and thus dealing with criminal activities - Continuous display of live video, automatic alerts for crowd gathering, suspicious objects, suspicious loitering, automatic number plate recognition, will all help police to detect and deal with criminal activities efficiently.


Pune city police is the law enforcement agency with jurisdiction over 790 km2 comprising Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad cities in Maharashtra. The city police is a division of Maharashtra police. The current Pune commissioner ate came into existence on 1 July 1965. Pune city police operates from 33 police stations. It also has the responsibility of traffic policing the city roads.

The police commissioner-ate is divide into two regions, North Region and South Region. Each region is headed by an Additional Commissioner of police. Each region is divided into two zones; hence there are four Zones in Pune City vitz. Zone – 1, zone – 2, Zone – 3, Zone – 4.

Each Zone is headed by a Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP). Each Zone is further divided into two or three sub-division. Each Zone is further divided int two or three sub-divisions. Each sub-division is headed by an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP).


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There are 9 sub-divisions in Pune Police Commissioner-ate. Under each sub-division, there are 2-6 Police Stations. In Pune Police Commissioner-ate, including Pimpri - Chinchwad Corpration, Defence Cantonment Board (2) there are 33 Police Station, each headed by a Senior Police Inspector. There are 3-4 Police Chowkies for each Police Station. In Pune Police Commissioner-ate. there are 107 Police Chowkies. Each Police Chowky is headed by API / PSI ranked Officer.

Other beneficiaries of the system :

  • Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC)

  • Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC)

  • Khadki Cantonment Board (KCB)

  • Pune Cantoment Board (PCB)

  • Airports, Raliways

  • Shopping malls, multiplexes, theatres, school, hotels, hospitals and other Public places

  • Financial institutions, Corporate Houses

  • Citizens in General

Overview :

The PCS System of IP based outdoor security cameras across various locations in the city of Pune. The Video surveillance data from various cameras deployed is stored at data centre and monitored at all police stations, command control centers at CP office, PMC office, PCMC office and Collectorate.

  • The system consists of total 1363 cameras

  • Fix Box Cameras are 1068

  • Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) cameras are 217

  • Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras are 78

These Cameras are spread across 418 Locations along with 22 Locations for ANPR Cameras.

The live video feed from all these cameras is continuously saved and stored in the data centre which has the capacity to store the video from all the cameras up to 90 days and 180 days storing capacity for ANPR Cameras.

Following command control and viewing centers are setup for viewing the live feed from the system.

  1. Command and Control Centre at Commissioner of Police office with a viewing capacity of 150 cameras at time.

  2. Viewing centre of PMC with viewing capacity of 60 cameras at a time.

  3. Viewing centre of PCMC with viewing capacity of 25 cameras at a time.

  4. Viewing centre of Collectorate with viewing capacity of 10 cameras at a time.

  5. Viewing centre at each of the two Regional offices with capacity to view 10% of total cameras in the respective region, at a time.

  6. Viewing centre at each of the four Zonal offices with capacity to view 10% of total cameras in the respective zone, at a time.

  7. Viewing facility at each of the 40 police stations, with capacity to view 50% cameras in the respective police station jurisdiction.

Description of Components :

  1. Network and connectivity – All the surveillance equipment is connected in network, so that the video feeds are available at data centre as well as viewing centers 27X7.

  2. Data centre and applications – A data centre with high end servers with large storage facility is established, along with application servers. This center holds all the recordings from all the cameras, as well as all the monitoring applications.

  3. Command and viewing centers – the command centre is established in the CP office. Additional CP office, Zonal DCP offices, PMC, PCMC, Collectorate and Police stations have viewing centers for viewing the live video feeds from respective regions. The command centre at CP office also has video-wall for viewing. Other viewing centers have TV sets as well as workstations for effective monitoring of live video.

  4. Collaborative monitoring - The existing surveillance systems of Public and private establishments will also be integrated into PCS systems, so that in case of any incidence at these places, the video feeds will be available.

  5. Help desk and facility Management system – A system is established along with man power, to monitor and maintain the entire infrastructure. A responsive help desk with ticketing system is established so that, any fault in the system is resolved in time and the system is resorted in normal state as soon as possible.

Optimum Utilization :

  1. Maintaining Law and Order – Local commotion, Riots, Crowd gathering, Public festivals, Pubic gathering, Fire incidents.

  2. Crime investigations – Burglary, Robbery, theft, identifying people/vehicles, Harassments to shop-keepers/local people, fights, Tracing of Murders.

  3. Traffic controlling – Flow of Traffic, Density of traffic at junctions, Traffic congestion, Violation of traffic rules, Hit-and-Run cases, and Road accidents.

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