Nov 16, 2017
(Translated from Swedish via Google Translate)
For the first time in Sweden’s history, the police will now monitor the suburbs of Stockholm with the aid of sound detectors. The microphones should, among other things, identify screams, and automatically alert the police, writing SvD.
It is the Stockholm police which now receives the permission of the County Administrative Board to use both camera surveillance and so-called sound detectors to fight offenses in the immigrant Järva area.
The microphones should identify so-called developed sounds, such as sounds such as shooting, explosions, screams and glass crashes.
In this way, the police must be alerted promptly for ongoing crimes. The audio detectors are linked directly to the police management centers.Therefore, police patrols do not have to wait for any third party alarms, but immediately receive a text message.
“I know that the New York police have long been using microphones successfully. But this is the first time a police authority in Sweden gets permission what I know, “says Joakim Söderström, Head of Camera Surveillance, SvD.
However, audio recordings should not be saved. Nor should conversations between people be recorded.
According to Joakim Söderström, hundreds of microphones will probably be set up in Järva area sometime next year. They will not be visible to the public.
Since then there are 55 surveillance cameras that monitor the crime in the suburbs. They help the police to prove who is committing the crimes in the troubled areas. The cameras in Rinkeby, Tensta and Husby will now be allowed to stay for at least five years, according to the County Administrative Board’s decision.
This article was posted: Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 8:37 am