Akhilesh Yadav inaugurates Mahindra SSG's Lucknow Smart Surveillance 2.0 system

New system to enhance safety & security of citizens; improve emergency aid infrastructure

April 15, 2014, Mumbai: Mahindra SSG, the Homeland Security Division of Mahindra Defence Systems Limited has successfully implemented a Smart City Surveillance project for the city of Lucknow.  The project has been acknowledged as one of the fastest implemented projects for any Police Department in India.  It incorporates the latest technologies and encompasses a state-of-the-art Command and Control Centre for 24x7 monitoring of CCTV cameras.

The State Government conceived this project with the objective of implementing the vision of a safe and secure environment for the people of Lucknow. It was inaugurated and dedicated to the city on 12th April 2015 by the Chief Minister, Mr. Akhilesh Yadav.

As part of the project, Mahindra Defence designed and implemented the surveillance network comprising of 280 IP CCTVs, Automatic Number Plate Recognition System (ANPR), Video Analytics, Mobile Surveillance System, Command Control Centre and Data Centre –with the objective of controlling crime in the city. The project covers 70 junctions in Lucknow, with a special focus on entry and exit points in the city, VVIP areas, and all critical and sensitive locations.

S. P. Shukla, Group President, Mahindra Aerospace & Defence Sector said: The Uttar Pradesh Police has set a new benchmark in getting this world class technology system operational in just 6 months with support from Mahindra Defence as its implementation partner. We thank the UP Government for all the support they have provided to help us achieve this milestone and for taking the lead in implementing a world-class public safety and security technology solution. This project has been an important part of the Mahindra Group’s initiative to support the Government in creating Smart and Safe Cities and we are committed to partnering with the UP Police to ensure smooth running of the system.

Dinesh K Pillai, CEO, Mahindra SSG said, We are delighted to achieve this critical milestone. We were able to complete the same within a tight schedule due to the enormous support we got from the UP Police.

Lt Cdr Jasbir Singh Solanki (Retd), Head- Homeland Security & Smart Cities said We worked in partnership with the UP Police to deliver one of the largest and fastest Smart City Surveillance projects which has come to be viewed as a success story for the Homeland industry. This model can also be adopted by various Police departments across India in order to create a safe and secure environment in our cities.

About Mahindra Special Services Group (MSSG)

Mahindra Special Services Group (MSSG), the Homeland Security Division of Mahindra Defence Systems Limited [MDSL], is a strategic business unit under USD 16.5 billion Mahindra group. MSSG is a leading Corporate Security Risk Consulting firm that helps organizations reduce risk and enhance competitive advantage. MSSG protects information and physical assets and minimizes losses due to an enterprise’s deviations from good governance

With a core team comprising ex-forces officers and domain experts with decades of experience in corporate security, MSSG’s risk mitigation advisories have enabled over 200 major corporate clients secure their people, assets, information and reputation. MSSG consults organizations on information and technology risk, critical infrastructure protection and fraud prevention. The company’s distinctiveness lies in its People-Centric’ approach; endorsed by clients across scores of implementations. Headquartered in Mumbai, India, the company has presence in major cities of India and the capability to operate out of several global locations.

About Mahindra

The Mahindra Group focuses on enabling people to rise through solutions that power mobility, drive rural prosperity, enhance urban lifestyles and increase business efficiency.

A USD 16.5 billion multinational group based in Mumbai, India, Mahindra employs more than 200,000 people in over 100 countries. Mahindra operates in the key industries that drive economic growth, enjoying a leadership position in tractors, utility vehicles, information technology, financial services  and vacation ownership. In addition, Mahindra enjoys a strong presence in the agribusiness, aerospace, components, consulting services, defence, energy, industrial equipment, logistics, real estate, retail, steel, commercial vehicles and two wheeler industries.

In 2014, Mahindra featured on the Forbes Global 2000, a comprehensive listing of the world’s largest, most powerful public companies, as measured by revenue, profit, assets and market value. The Mahindra Group also received the Financial Times Boldness in Business’ Award in the Emerging Markets’ category in 2013.

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