Wearing masks will be video monitored in Kazakhstan

PHOTO: Adilbek Tauekelov
Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Kazakhstan, Saken Sarsenov, shared on Facebook on the planned digital solutions in the Ministry’s work, reports.

Saken Sarsenov noted that in 3 months several large projects had been developed.

“The Ministry of Internal Affairs often uses digital technologies in its work and builds its own infrastructure. On behalf of the Minister of Internal Affairs, we have started to implement several projects," the Deputy Minister wrote.

According to him, at present there is a need to create single information systems architecture.

“We have already proposed to create a single info-analytical system of the MIA, analyzing all data coming from each info system. We plan to automate the work of district inspectors, patrol squads and other police services, and provide them with access to information bases within their competence. In fact, we began to modernize the situation center of the MIA,” Sarsenov added.

According to him, now all the information systems of the internal affairs bodies are not interconnected, so there is no way to analyze all the information available in them.

"We demonstrated a project that implements approaches to obtaining data from all automated regional information systems of the OCC and National Register of Pre-Trial Investigations, their further processing and visualization. We will be able to see the crime situation in a particular region, what crimes are committed most often and in this regard, know where to direct forces in the first place, "Saken Sarsenov continued.

He said that a video monitoring system had been developed by domestic IT specialists.

"To ensure the effectiveness of investigation and prompt response to incidents, the application uses artificial intelligence capabilities. The system registers abandoned objects, fights, people with weapons, crowds. In addition, the application has models for monitoring social distancing and wearing masks to prevent COVID-19 infection, " the Deputy Minister wrote.

According to him, the next project is a multichannel system for receiving complaints to the police.

"It will allow in any convenient way (through chat bots, instant messengers, social networks, etc.) to send information about the committed offense to the internal affairs bodies (improper parking, cases of vandalism, garbage disposal in public places, facts about drug trafficking, and much more). With the help of a mobile application and an Internet portal, citizens will be able to receive answers to their requests on their own, which will reduce the burden on the operators of contact centers, "Sarsenov explained.

In addition, through the system, it will be possible to send an appeal, contact the operator via audio or make video calls, and track the whereabouts of the police squad that went to the crime scene.

"The launch of the system is scheduled for December 1, 2020. I hope that the use of modern work formats by the police will enhance the population’s feel of security and trust," Sarsenov concluded.

09:35, 5 November 2020