Friday, November 24, 2017

CISF personnel at IGI airport to get body-worn cameras

New Delhi: The level of security at IGI airport is likely to go a notch higher with the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) planning to use body-worn cameras on personnel stationed at the entrance and checking points.
The move comes after a successful trial run conducted by the CISF at two of its major airports - Delhi and Mumbai — with plans to use them at other airports as well. The devices were procured recently on a trial basis to assess how effective they could be in monitoring and detecting people from a close range — their ability to capture audio an added advantage. CISF officials said the trials proved very satisfying with the devices recording high quality audio and video, which could be downloaded later.
"The plan was initiated by the DG so that more surveillance could be provided at the airport, especially in the form of close watch. The device can be checked later for both audio and video evidence in case of any dispute or security threat. It will also allow the CISF personnel to carry out their duties without any hindrance," a senior CISF official told TOI.
In the initial phase, around five such cameras were tried and tested by CISF personnel. Officials said the procurement of more such cameras is now being initiated for airports across country.
24/11/17 Jasjeev Gandhiok/Times of India