From high-spec cameras to verification, how Delhi police provide security


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Delhi police are said to have taken “irreproachable and infallible” security measures for Independence Day. Here’s what police say they plan to provide security on August 15.

Strict security measures were taken in Delhi ahead of Independence Day celebrations. From heavy police deployment to the use of high-spec cameras, Delhi police have pulled up their socks to mitigate any threat on August 15 – when the country celebrates its 75th Independence Day.

Delhi police are said to have taken “irreproachable and infallible” security measures for Independence Day. Here’s what the police say they plan to do:
  • More than 10,000 police are said to be deployed around Red Fort and the roads leading to the site. The security wing and national security guards of the Delhi Police, along with 70-75 forces comprising 5,000 paramilitaries and police, will be deployed near the Red Fort in north Delhi.
  • Particular emphasis will be placed on the containment of sub-conventional aerial objects and real-time coordination with intelligence services and central agencies is maintained alongside interstate coordination.
  • Police officials said they are also carrying out a mass check for the presence of IEDs (improvised explosive devices), if any.
  • Staff are briefed on proper security, training and deployment.
  • The police have stepped up patrols and carried out anti-sabotage checks.
  • Hotels, bed and breakfasts, car parks and restaurants are checked, and a verification campaign of tenants and servants is underway.
  • Approximately 1,000 high specification cameras will be used to contain the aerial objects. These cameras, which will be installed by the Northern, Central and New Delhi Municipal Police units, will also help monitor the VVIP road leading to the Red Fort.
  • These Internet Protocol (IP) based cameras will be equipped with features such as face detection, people motion detection, trip wire, audio detection, intrusion, defocus and abandoned/missing objects. They will provide a Full HD 1080P live view of the locations. It will also share real-time data for the facial recognition server.
  • According to a report seen by ANI, out of the total requirements, 80% of 2-megapixel IP-based CCTV cameras and 20% of 4-megapixel IP-based CCTV cameras will be installed at each corner of the site. The police have been carrying out our verification campaigns over the past few months They also appealed “to the public that any suggestions and instructions coming from the police, whether regarding the verification of tenants, servants, verification of the hotel, any place that leads to any type of sabotage, either alert and inform the police about it,” police said.
  • On July 22, police issued an order prohibiting the flight of aerial objects such as paragliders, hand gliders and hot air balloons before Independence Day. The order will remain in effect in the nation’s capital until August 16.
  • People are urged “to follow the advisory issued to ensure that kites, balloons or any type of flying objects are not seen around the monument on August 15”. This step was taken keeping in mind the incident in 2017 when, during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Independence Day speech, a kite landed just below the podium. The prime minister, however, continued his speech unimpressed, an official quoted by PTI said.
  • Facial Recognition Software (FRS) will be used on ‘vagrants’ or ‘persons with suspicious movements’ in several areas of the Northern Police District to monitor criminal activity and maintain a database on it, the report said. Hindustan Times.
  • The police are in contact with various agencies and act on all entries that come to them. They said an institutionalized mechanism was in place to keep an eye on the Rohingyas and the special branch was already working on it.
  • (With PTI, ANI entries)


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