Saturday, September 02, 2017

CISF gets extra teeth to prevent terror attacks at airport, Metro stations

New Delhi: Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) is all set to get a shot in the arm for enhanced security at IGI airport and Delhi Metro with the help of sophisticated portable gadgets that will help them detect contraband and explosive devices. Moreover, the personnel will also get body-worn cameras to allow them to take pictures of the security check.

Apart from the gadgets, special tubular shooting ranges have been acquired to help CISF personnel train in the usage of small arms ranging from pistols and MP-5s to assault weapons like AK-47s and carbines.

CISF officials said the technology will be implemented shortly at both the airport and Delhi Metro. The body-worn cameras will be used on a trial basis to capture both images as well as audio to get footage of anyone being frisked or checked. The equipment will also be used during VIP security, especially at public gatherings.

The handheld explosives and contraband detection devices can perform a dual role. They will not only be able to detect IEDs when coming in contact with a bag or passenger, but will automatically sound an alarm and display the explosives and contraband on the LED display to show their location.
02/09/17 Jasjeev Gandhiok/Times of India