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Hyd police moots database on security guards in IT hubs

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

Cyberabad Police Commissioner V C Sajjanar has stressed the need for creating a nodal agency to maintain a database of private security personnel to help keep a watch on their behaviour and likely criminal activities.

Addressing a meeting of Cyberabad IT Industry security heads organised by Society for CyberabadSecurity Council here recently, Sajjanar said there were almost 2 to 3 lakh security guards working in IT hubs under Cyberabad Police Commissionerate.

"There is a need for creating a nodal agency which will maintain a data bank of all private security personnel so that data related to their behaviour, criminal activities (if any) can be maintained, which any company can use for verification of a particular guard," an official release quoted him as saying.

If the report is negative the company should not recruit such a person, the release added.

Police will train all the security guards with tactics and intelligence, so that they can report back to the police if they find any doubtful or criminal activity, he said.

Highlighting the importance of installation of CCTV cameras, Sajjanar said they were helping in solving cases in a big way and in a short time.

The Cyberabad police chief said in-one-and-half years as many as 85,000 CCTV cameras had been installed and there was a need for installing another 1,15,000 cameras.

Sajjanar urged security heads of firms to showcase the best practices of their organisations related to security measures they were taking like CCTV, access control system

face recognition, number plate recognition cameras, signage boards, etc. and said if any company needed technical assistance the police team would help.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, June 23 2019. 13:45 IST