The city police’s recent directive making installation of CCTV cameras on housing society premises mandatory has been received well by the residents of the Millennium City.
The residents’ welfare associations (RWAs) feel that the tough stand by the cops will help them review and manage security arrangements better.
The directive says that RWAs of housing societies and complexes in Gurgaon should get CCTV cameras — the footage from which might help police nab offenders in the event of a crime — installed on their premises within 10 days, failing which they will have to pay a penalty.
While most appreciated the move, some said the housing societies that do not have boundaries and have multiple gates would not benefit much from the cameras.
“We will appeal to all the RWAs to aid this initiative. But the police should also increase patrolling so that the CCTV camera recordings can be put to use effectively,” said Dharamsagar, president, Federation of RWAs.
Societies such as Rail Vihar, Hamilton Court, Windsor Court and Regency Park 2 which already have CCTVs in place are planning to enhance security by adding more cameras if necessary.