Staff Reporter

HYDERABAD: The Federation of Andhra Pradesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FAPCCI) in association with the Police Department and a private security systems firm has evolved a GPRS-based technology to keep industrial and business activities of its members unaffected during agitations.

The body organised an interactive session for its members with police officers of Special Task Force on Industrial Security here on Monday to create awareness about the service and to exhibit how it will function practically.

Liaison officer of FAPCCI with the task force M.V. Rajeswara Rao stated that it was for the first time in the country an attempt was being made to develop a mechanism to safeguard the industry from disturbances with an organised set up.

Exhibiting the operation of “Omnipolis” gadget, chief general manger of Dee Cee Security Systems Larry Hatch explained that the industrial or business unit that acquired the apparatus could press panic button in it in the event of any trouble.

The GPRS-based system would immediately convey the message to the control rooms in Hyderabad and Cyberabad Commissionerates and indicate the spot of trouble on digital maps arranged there.

Good response

Based on the location of trouble police personnel from the nearest point, a police station or a patrolling vehicle would be rushed to the spot. The system could be used during fire accidents. Responsible persons of the unit would receive SMS alerts on the trouble.

About 100 units had acquired the gadget from them so far, Mr. Hatch told ‘The Hindu’.

The system would also envisage appointment of special police officers to assist the police personnel to tackle troubles, Superintendent of Police of the task force M. Anantha Sharma stated. There was good response to the new system so far.