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Body-cams for security personnel in 59 airports

Body-cams for security personnel in 59 airports

Body-cams for security personnel in 59 airports
January 24
08:01 2018

To ensure better surveillance at the airports, 500 body cameras would be fitted to the upper body of the personnel of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) at 59 airports in the country. This move will help identifying who is wrong during the tiffs between the personnel and the passengers. This will also record the movements of everyone around and would go a long way in crime detection.

The Rs 3 crore project involves installing body cams on the shoulders of the CISF personnel so that every passenger, who is being frisked, will be clicked. These bodycams can shoot high resolution video and record high quality audio. This move will improve the security scenario in the airports.

The process of buying and installing of bodycams was set in motion by CISF director general OP Singh, who only on Tuesday took over as the DGP of Uttar Pradesh. CISF sources said that the process would continue and is likely to be completed by March-end. Each camera costs around Rs 60000, a CISF  official said.

The CISF has tried six such cameras on a trial basis at Mumbai and Delhi airports for three months and found them to be very useful. Body cams are a common feature in most airports of the Western countries and are regarded as essential tools in passenger-personnel quarrels and the upkeep of security.

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