With the growing spate of kidnappings, thefts and break-ins many RWAs across the city are installing a web of close circuit television (CCTV) cameras, in addition to the conventional security guards.
The Residents Welfare Association (RWA) in Greater Kailash has created a fortress that is almost impenetrable for burglars and miscreants. “It took us nearly two years to raise the funds. We spent Rs 2.5 lakh on the cameras and it has helped secure a large block in the area,” says Rajiv Kakria, member of the GK RWA. What helped the RWA was the fact that residents readily agreed to install the system. The message was spread through circulars, local newsletters, social events and discussion groups, says Kakria.
RWAs in apartment complexes are also opting for CCTV surveillance. “We have about 25 cameras in place. There’s a camera at the entry point, at the exit, in the children’s park and the parking,” says Suresh Bindal, member of the IPEX Societies Mahasangh, a confederation of about 200 societies in Patparganj.