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Israel's C-cube security technology will be implemented in India
The city of Nanded in India will soon be equipped with Israel's safe city surveillance. This city is an important religious destination in India. Israel's NICE Systems have been awarded this contract.

Two Israeli companies are in charge of Safe City project.


Ramat Hasharon, a suburb of Tel Aviv, Israel, has nearly 50 thousand residents. Nanded, India, has half a million. What could they possibly have in common? Well, both are “Safe Cities”, having installed Israeli-made systems and devices designed to maintain public safety and security during routine times and emergency situations.


In Ramat Hasharon, they first had cameras installed all over town. City hall then adopted a more comprehensive and innovative concept: not just cameras, but a so-called ‘solid communication infrastructure ‘.


Magal, which has vast experience and reputation in developing safety and security systems in Israel and worldwide, designated the preliminary targets: public gardens, schools and Main Street. The idea was to make use of existing infrastructure, such as the alert system that had already been installed way back to be used in emergency. This system is now used to play music in the city’s main park.


When the Safe City project is completed, 80% of Ramat Hasharon will have wide band fiber communication. Also, the city will have hundreds of cameras and the residents will have free access to wireless systems, alert systems and panic buttons in preschools and on public grounds. Ramat Hasharon’s entire Safe City System is monitored and controlled via a control center that is operated 24/7. There is also a backup center.


Nanded, which is ten times bigger than Ramat Hasharon, also has mass tourism. The Safe City solution there has been awarded to NICE Systems. NICE’s solution provides Nanded’s law enforcement agencies real-time situational awareness for both day-to-day operations and disaster handling.


At the heart of the Nanded Safe City project is what has aptly been named the C-Cube, the command, control and communication center located in the city’s police headquarters. NICE Situator, NICE’s PSIM/Situation Management solution, is the backbone of C-Cube’s 24/7 monitoring. Nanded Safe City also includes NiceVision intelligent IP video surveillance and crowd control video analytics. This system enables protocol and procedure enforcement and allows the authorities to provide actionable, effective response to unfolding security events. 


NICE Security Group Executive Vice President Mr. Chris Wooten said, “The system is based on the ability to assist organizations to monitor, analyze and leverage Big Data (enormous quantities of data) for the purpose of predicting, managing and investigating safety and security risks. The system’s cross-referencing features, generated by a large number of sensors and communication channels, are used to trace unusual patterns as well as to identify behavioral patterns.”


NICE’s safety and security solutions have been deployed throughout Nanded to provide mass event security, safeguard organizations, banks, vital infrastructure, and so on.


Mr. G Sreekanth, Municipal Commissioner of Nanded City, said, “Nanded’s historical and religious significance make safety and security a high priority. The C-Cube was designed to facilitate better communications between law enforcement officials and the public, and to centralise safety and security management. With NICE’s support, we were able to bring our vision to fruition and even create a public address system that allows us to communicate quickly with our citizens. Although we just launched C-Cube, we’re already seeing an improvement in security, operations, communications, and the way incidents are handled.”  


The C-Cube Safe City concept was developed together with consultant MIPL, Mr. D. Sivanandhan, IPS retd. (former CP Mumbai & former DGP, Maharashtra), and system integrator Samarth Security Systems (India) Pvt. Ltd. 



Sources: Israel's Homeland Security Home & India Security World



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