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Ratchaprasong Community Reassures Its Comprehensive Security Measures Collaborations From The State And Private Sectors, Advanced Technologies, And Personnel Are In Place For Upcoming Festive Holidays

October 30, 2015 Destination Thailand No Comments Email Email

Ratchaprasong_1259The Ratchaprasong Square Trade Association (RSTA) and its members have established the “Ratchaprasong Integrated Security System (RISS)” to expand its security to accommodate tourists in both building space and public areas with a number of measures including installation of high-quality surveillance cameras and more streetlights. There are also training courses to further improve personnel skills in collaboration with the Royal Thai Police and Panasonic Siew Sales Thailand to prep up security efforts to boost tourist confidence as a welcome to all visitors throughout the pre-New Year period.

Mr. Chai Srivikorn, RSTA President, says: “During high-tourist season every year, Ratchaprasong is a key landmark for global tourism in which various lifestyle activities are widely arranged, especially the Bangkok Countdown At Ratchaprasong, which is regarded a Top-of-Mind event on tourists’ list. As a result, RSTA this year has expanded and beefed up security, with the help of RSTA members who operate 13 major buildings in the area: Gaysorn shopping centre, Amarin Plaza, CentralWorld, Erawan Bangkok, Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok, InterContinental Bangkok, Holiday Inn Bangkok, Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel, Maneeya Center, Platinum Fashion Mall, Novotel Bangkok Platinum, President Tower Arcade, Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel. Also with the assistance from allies in Than Tao Mahaprom Foundation Erawan Hotel, the Royal Thai Police and Panasonic Siew Sales Thailand, security in the area has been upgraded to the maximum level in both building office and public areas to further boost tourist confidence.

Efficiency in safety measures has been heightened through three areas: defensive mechanism and accommodation; technology, and personnel to expands coverage in both office building and public areas under the newly-developed “Ratchaprasong Integrated Security System”, which includes crime monitoring based on improved technology, the use of resolution of surveillance cameras to 4K level, and expanded deployment of security personnel who have been trained in special courses.

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Ratchaprasong Integrated Security System

RISS Security Measures

 

2014 2015
1. Defensive Mechanism and Accommodation Strategy plans include

·  Measures at relevant government agencies

·  Measures against assets-related crimes

·  Measures against terrorism in general

New strategy plans include

·  Integrated security measures

·  Measures against assets-related crimes

·  Measures against terrorism in Ratchaprasong areas

·  Measures on crime-control

2. Technology-based aspect

Surveillance cameras and Smart Control Unit in collaboration with Panasonic Siew Sales Thailand

 

 

Number of cameras

A total of 1,300 units, including 34 with high-resolution at 2-million pixel, which would render high-definition images

 

 

 

 

 

 

Number of cameras

A total of 2,155 units, with more in higher resolution in public areas, including those with 4K resolution capable of rendering  12-million pixel images and those that operates in 360 degrees capable of looking around in all directions

 

Increased efficiency of cameras

With 4K technology and revolving cameras, very high-resolution images will be available in more areas, and in wider coverage of camera angles. An increase resolution while zooming, which is capable of producing clearer images at objects or people on the watch.

 

Processing system

Smart Software introduces Analytic use in images in examining the images, which can notice detection of suspicious people to add extra security on

CCTV Control Room, or Ratchaprasong Security Center An upgrade was conducted to connect closed-circuit television system via fiber optics CCTV and Wi-Fi, together with replacement  of monitors to enable normally-sharp images An upgrade is underway to connect closed-circuit television system via fiber optics CCTV and Wi-Fi, together with replacement of monitors to enable much sharper images, in Full HD resolution.
3. Personnel

Private security guards

 

 

 

 

A total of 482 persons

470 of them in buildings belonging to 13 members of RSTA

12 patrolmen covering Skywalks and public areas

 

 

A total of 482 persons

470 of them in buildings belonging to 13 members of RSTA

12 patrolmen covering Skywalks and public areas

One in the Erawan Shrine compound

Training courses to increase skills of security staff

 

RSTA-supported courses to train on various skills, twice a year The courses will be provided four times a year, with focus on surveillance on assets-related crimes and suspicious objects, as well as orientation on basic legal issues
Cooperation with the Royal Thai Police Daily duty involving 2 police patrolmen on a regular basis, and extra policemen on special occasions depending on level of risks in individual events Daily duty involving 2 police patrolmen on a regular basis, and extra policemen on special occasions depending on level of risks in individual events

Pol Lt – Gen Anan Srihirun, Assistant Commissioner General of the Royal Thai Police says: “The Royal Thai Police has placed an emphasis on security to the public at a priority, through integral operation involving the local police (Lumpini station), metropolitan personnel, patrol and special operations division, the Explosives Ordnance Disposal (EOD), Tourism Police, Crime Suppression Division and Special Branch Police. We have also been given support by private security guards in maintaining security and providing convenience to the general public in Ratchaprasong area in normal situation or during special events. On providing security in Ratchaprasong area in particular, the police have been discussing and planning security measures with RSTA members, which have already provided regular security on their premises, both inside and outsiding the buildings. We have focused on a collaboration between the private sector and the police, by utliising Biometric technology in identifying the suspects or Video Analytic inspection to check out on suspicious or unattended objects. In addition, policemen will be dispatched to monitor areas at risk through coordination with private security guards in each building to keep watchful eye on the outside of the buildings and in blind spots, while the police will be responsible for areas on the outside.

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Ms. Ranee Sitthikaew, Senior Department  Manager of Security Solution, Panasonic Siew Sales (Thailand) Co., Ltd., on preparation of efficiency of new surveillance cameras “We have added new properties of new surveillance cameras to enhance its effectiveness, by installing units with 4K resolution to increase sharpness of the images, while readjusting resolution during the zoom, to ensure greater sharpness of the images. The lenses’ coverage angles have been narrowed to monitor all movements or irregularities more accurately. We have also developed Analytic capability through Smart Software, which is developed exclusively by Panasonic. The Analytic capability can send alerts when suspicious people or objects are detected while integrating all monitoring from all cameras installed at all department stores that would be operated integrally at the CCTV control room, or at the Ratchaprasong Integrated Security System (RISS). As a result, public areas outside the buildings around Ratchaprasong will be under the watch at a very high security level,” she says.

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