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Malmö with innovative approach to fight crime

The police in Malmo use loudspeakers together with cameras
  • May 02, 2019 19:30
  • Author Monika Dimitrova
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Criminals in the Swedish city of Malmö could be in a shock next time. The city`s police want to use loudspeakers together with cameras to fight crime before officers get to the scene. They want to use loudspeakers to stop ongoing crime, vandalism, or to issue warnings, reported the Municipality. This strategic new method of use of loudspeakers and security cameras will be the first in Finland.

To start, the loudspeakers will be controlled from the police's operations centre, with the officers monitoring cameras playing mostly pre-recorded messages. The plan in the near future is to give officers the ability to speak through the speakers from their mobile phones or computers. It would also be smart if operational commanders had permission to use the loudspeakers from their mobile phones or iPads.

Loudspeakers are already in place on Malmö's Möllevången Square and are expected to be put up in the Stortorget and Gustav Adolf's squares alongside the existing cameras. 

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