Second phase of National Police Surveillance System to be unveiled on July 4


Huawei will launch the second phase of the Safe City solutions on Monday, July 4th 2016 at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre from 9am.

In attendance at the event will be the CS, Ministry of Information Communications and Technology Mucheru,  Huawei Kenya Vice General Manager Freddie Zhang and the Chinese Consular to Kenya Dr Guo Ce.

In 2015, Huawei facilitated the delivery of the safe city project, an important part of the “Smart City” solution, in partnership with the National Police Service and Safaricom. The solution was also used to successfully manage Pope Francis’ visit to Kenya.

The first phase of the Kshs 1.6 billion (US $160 million) National Police Surveillance System was launched in June last year with Safaricom installing 1,800 HD CCTV cameras in Nairobi and Mombassa. 

The project involved connecting 195 police stations in Nairobi and Mombasa to Safaricom’s 4G network, with the aim of directing operations and facilitating the sharing of information.

The cameras were to be connected to the National Command and Control Room at Kenya Police headquarters. The new system can recognise and analyse faces and movement from CCTV footage and relay the information to the command centre in real-time.

As part of the project, the National Police Service was also furnished with 7,600 modern communication devices while 3,000 officers were trained on how to operate the system.