Panaji, January 24: The Goa Police on Wednesday announced the deployment of the advanced aerial surveillance system with main objective to monitor suspicious activities or gatherings. The system can also offer a detailed view of activities on the ground from a certain height. Also Read - Beware! Drinking on Goa Beaches Will Now Attract Rs 10,000 Fine

A Goa police spokesperson said that the primary objective is to monitor any unusual gatherings, fights and suspicious activities. This will be used to ensure the safety and security of domestic and international tourists visiting Goa. Also Read - Sadda Kutta Kutta Fame Shehnaaz Gill Looks Breathtaking in White Crop Top And Hot Pants In Latest IG Picture

“Keeping in view the rapidly evolving threat scenario for large gatherings, this system is of paramount importance,” the spokesperson said to PTI. Also Read - Shehnaaz Gill-Sidharth Shukla Dance Together at New Year Party in Goa, Cute Video Shows Him Pulling Her Cheeks

The system was first deployed at the New Year’s Eve in the year 2017 and for the Timeout 72 Music Festival.

Over two lakh tourists had gathered at the Baga, Panaji, Vagator, Candolim and Calangute beaches in North Goa. The cops had deployed drones equipped with the latest zoom-capable cameras, police said.

He said special thermal sensing cameras in the system are capable of sensing body heat and also to monitor dark areas and beaches for the safety of the people.

“This kind of deployment, in this scale. was done for the first time in India, by any police department,” according to the spokesperson.

This solution was provided by Bangaluru-based startup IIO Technologies Pvt Ltd. “Goa Police are further determined to use this aerial surveillance solution to monitor all future high tourist gathering events and activities.

This solution can be used for search and rescue operations besides other criminal investigations,” he said.