Over the past two weeks the station of the St. Petersburg metro was closed 13 times for unattended items found near the platforms and in the subways. Thus, according to the regulations, after the evacuation of passengers at the scene call the handlers. However, the problem is compounded by the fact that in St. Petersburg the entire city with only one police dog, specially trained on search of explosives, writes “Fontanka”.
Reporters noted that residents in social networks complain of the aggravation of suspicion from the police. Law enforcement officers, in turn, carry the responsibility too forgetful or extremely vigilant local residents.
At the same time, the publication notes that the closing time of the subway station in case of detection of suspicious objects can range from 20 minutes to a half hour is largely due to the fact that the city at the moment, there is only one police dog, which is at the disposal of breeders.
It is noteworthy that the occurrence of the material journalists of “Fontanka” became known that the St. Petersburg metro station “Tekhnologichesky Institut-1″ was closed due to a detected on the platform unattended bags. In a press-service of the metro assured that the work will be restored after the bag is examined by the police.
In order to improve the safety of the passengers of the St. Petersburg metro in 2013 as part of an experiment at the station “Ladoga” was a sophisticated videokompleks be able to distinguish the faces of subway passengers and compare them with mug shots of wanted criminals.
Despite the fact that visible results for the police such surveillance did not bring, the decision was made to install similar equipment at 14 stations. From the Federal budget has allocated 570 million. However, when in October 2016, reporters asked the police about the results of the system, they just shrugged their shoulders.
In a press-service of the metro edition confirmed that at the moment, the facial recognition system in the subway does not work, however, intelligent video surveillance is. After receiving half a billion in Federal money for 23 stations was installed more than three thousand cameras, created a platform for storage, data processing, servers.