Pixels traffic cams helping thousands in daily planning, police investigating accidents

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Having attracted more than seven million of hits within the last month, Pixels Guyana Inc. is adding more traffic/street cameras to its network along the East Coast Demerara.

The cameras are essentially for capturing the traffic flow at strategic points and transmitting the live feed for citizens to view but the cameras also aid law enforcement, particularly as it relates to accidents.

Now, focused on expanding along the East Bank corridor, Pixels Guyana aim to have more live cameras set up in other areas such as Berbice and Linden.

“We have to push the button as much as we can.

Managing Director of Pixels Guyana Inc, Leonard Gildarie (Photo: News Room/May 17, 2024)

“We saw numbers that were unbelievable. Everybody wanted to know what was happening…especially the Harbour Bridge,” Managing Director of Pixels Guyana Inc, Leonard Gildarie said on Friday.

Currently, the Pixels Guyana has a total of 11 cameras set up at Diamond, both ends of the Demerara Harbour Bridge, Houston, Schoonard, Vreed-en-Hoop, DSL junction, Mandela Avenue and Sheriff Street Railway embankment.

The latest two were added as UG Road and Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara.

The cameras capture live traffic in these areas and can be accessed via the website. There is also an app which allows users to access footage from their mobile devices.

The modern technology enables commuters to plan ahead and monitor the traffic on a 24/7 basis to avoid traffic congestions.

“I know a lot of people are tuned into our traffic cams. These are traffic cams that are centered on particular choke points across the country especially on the East Bank, West Bank and on the East Coast now,” Gildarie told the News Room during an interview on Friday.

All of the cameras are powered by free internet provided exclusively by ENet.

“We could not have those cameras out there without ENet coming onboard…We are extremely grateful for this project which has allowed this project to be rolled out to the people of Guyana,” Gildarie said as he spoke about the impact of the partnership.

Over the last year, there were 18 million hits in viewership.

The cameras are essentially for capturing the traffic flow at strategic points and transmitting the live feed for citizens to view but the cameras also aid law enforcement, particularly as it relates to accidents. (Photo: News Room/May 17, 2024)

“It means that people have a need for it and they are actually using the cameras which is more important for us…So it’s a key tool,” Gildarie said.

“We have limited memory or how long we store. We just have maybe 24-48 hours and after that it just rolls over. But definitely…we have caught many accidents, some of them very tragic but the police have been using us and we have been giving them footage of what we have on those cameras,” Gildarie explained.

The cameras are monitored from a mobile device which is used to switch angles and carry out other functions.

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