New web site lets the general public examine crowd ranges throughout National Day fireworks, Latest Singapore News
If you might be planning to catch the National Day fireworks up shut, ensure you have Crowd@MarinaBay in your gadgets.
The web site by the Singapore Police Force (SPF) is a reside map of the bay space which permits members of the general public to view crowd ranges and space closures through a pc or cell phone.
Last Saturday (July 30), the police launched the web site to the media and stated it is going to assist customers to plan their visits to widespread fireworks-viewing places.
“The map will provide real-time updates regarding areas that have been closed off, either for security purposes or when the crowd size has exceeded the holding capacity of the area. This prevents users from making a wasted trip to an area that would be inaccessible to them,” added the police.
The web site can be accessed here.
The QR code will take customers to Crowd@MarinaBay, which exhibits a reside map of the world, indicating crowd ranges and space closures. ST PHOTO: JASON QUAH
Last Saturday, the police gave particulars of the safety and crowd administration preparations being made for this 12 months’s National Day Parade (NDP), which is predicted to host a capability crowd for the primary time in three years.
There shall be greater than 2,000 law enforcement officials deployed to supply land and sea safety, together with officers from the land divisions, Police Coast Guard, Traffic Police, Gurkha Contingent and Special Operations Command.
Superintendent Audrey Ong, who’s assistant director of main safety occasions within the police’s operations division, highlighted the police’s use of expertise at this 12 months’s NDP.
“For example, SPF drones and patrol robots will complement the police in crowd management and public security operations,” she stated.
Patrol robots shall be deployed at places of excessive footfall and they’re going to help in crowd administration and detecting potential safety threats.
The robots have a two-way intercom system which members of the general public can use to speak with law enforcement officials for points regarding crime, security and safety.
Patrol robots will help in crowd administration and detecting potential safety threats. ST PHOTO: JASON QUAH
They even have a 2m-long pan tilt zoom digital camera that gives multi-angle visuals for officers.
These robots, produced below a collaboration between the SPF and the Home Team Science and Technology Agency, will even be deployed at Downtown MRT station – for the primary time throughout this 12 months’s NDP.
The police stated using drones with thermal imaging sensors enhances their consciousness of the group scenario at evening.
“Images captured by the drones enable police officers to derive insights regarding crowd size, density and flow. The SPF can also utilise these images to identify potential choke points and overcrowded areas so that intervention measures can be taken timely and appropriately to ease congestion,” they added.