After the installation of close circuit television (CCTV) cameras at the railway station, the Khar Residents’ Association (KRA) now plans to extend the cover to buildings and streets.
Nearly 250 buildings in Khar have been surveyed for the installation of close circuit television (CCTV) cameras. The association plans to install CCTVs on Ramkrishna Mission Marg, 13th-18th road, SV Road and Hinduja Marg (telephone exchange).
“Installation of CCTV cameras would help beef up security. The private vigilance security agency will charge an installation fee and a nominal sum for monthly monitoring,” said Anandini Thakoor, managing trustee, KRA.
“The estimates have been e-mailed to all the housing societies, banks, hotels and other institutions. Their replies are awaited. Though no confirmation has been received, we expect a good response,” she added.
The idea of CCTV installation has impressed some housing societies. “Security is a major concern in the area. The CCTVs at the entrance and exit points will be of great help,” said Nanji Shah, secretary of Khar Ekta society.
The Hawks Vigilance and Security will be responsible for installation of 50 high-speed dome rotating and zooming cameras on roads and two fixed CCTVs in each building.
“The visuals from each of these cameras will be monitored at the centralised monitoring station on 15-20 screens and on two screens at the Khar police station. Also, all the cameras will be connected to digital video recorder that will save footages for 30-90 days,” said Tausif Khan, director, Hawks Vigilance and Security.
Mangesh Pote, senior police inspector, Khar police station, said, “It is a good initiative taken up by the residents. We welcome the idea. It will definitely help us monitor the security and prevent the occurrence of crimes.”