Tamil Nadu

Banks told to install CCTV cameras

Police officials and bank managers in Erode take part in a meeting to discuss security measures on Wednesday.- PHOTO:M.GOVARTHAN

Police officials and bank managers in Erode take part in a meeting to discuss security measures on Wednesday.- PHOTO:M.GOVARTHAN

The district police on Wednesday advised branch managers of nationalised banks and cooperative banks to strengthen surveillance mechanism for crime prevention through installation of closed circuit television cameras.

Addressing branch office managers of nationalised banks and cooperative banks, Superintendent of Police M.R. Sibi Chakravarthy said that there were 516 public, private and cooperative banks in the district and of them 163 branches already had CCTV cameras, and 30 more will have the surveillance system installed shortly. Police Inspectors have been vested with the responsibility of inspecting the banks in their respective jurisdictions and confirming the utility of the CCTV cameras.

We have also instructed branch offices of banks to obtain endorsement from the Police Department to ascertain efficiency of the private security personnel they appoint. The measure was to check appointment of aged people for security duty, the SP said. Senior officials advised the public who visit other places to utilise the Locked House Register maintained in every police station. Based on list of entries, the night beat rounds will be intensified, officials said.


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