Independence Day 2022: Delhi Police beefs up security, to install over 1,000 IP-based CCTVs around Red Fort

Independence Day 2022: The Delhi Police has decided to install over 1,000 Internet Protocol (IP) based CCTV cameras in and around the Red Fort amid threats from various terror outfits to disrupt Independence Day celebrations. The Intelligence Bureau (IB) has also issued an alert for possible attacks by Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) ahead of […]
 


Independence Day 2022: Delhi Police beefs up security, to install over 1,000 IP-based CCTVs around Red Fort

Independence Day 2022: The Delhi Police has decided to install over 1,000 Internet Protocol (IP) based CCTV cameras in and around the Red Fort amid threats from various terror outfits to disrupt Independence Day celebrations. The Intelligence Bureau (IB) has also issued an alert for possible attacks by Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) ahead of the I-day celebrations.

Taking cues from the recent attack on former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe, who was recently shot dead at a public event in Japan, a 10-page report from Delhi Police at the venue on August 15 Strict entry rules were requested to be enforced.

The document accessed by ANI reads that out of the total requirement, 80 per cent of IP-based 2-megapixel CCTV cameras and 20 per cent of IP-based 4-megapixel CCTV cameras will be installed at every corner of the venue.

Delhi Police increased security:

  • Delhi Police to install over 1,000 Internet Protocol (IP) based CCTV cameras in and around Red Fort
  • 80 per cent of IP based 2 megapixel CCTV cameras and 20 per cent IP based 4 megapixel CCTV cameras will be installed at every corner of the venue.
  • IP based 4-megapixel 20 per cent CCTV cameras will be installed at strategic locations which will be informed by the concerned DCP at the time of installation.
  • The remaining 80 percent of the locations will be covered by IP-based 2-mega pixel CCTV cameras.
  • Cameras will be installed in New Delhi District, North District, South-East, Central District, Security Unit and North West District.
  • A large number of cameras will be installed in the northern district and the central district covering the periphery of the Red Fort, where Independence Day celebrations are held.

These IP-based cameras will be equipped with features like face detection, people movement detection, tripwire, audio detection, intrusion, defocus, abandoned/missing object. And will provide Full HD 1080p live view of locations. It will also share data on a real-time basis to the face recognition server.

For better detection, these cameras will include a built-in 30X optical, auto-focus zoom lens, and will have 12X digital zoom capability. The document states that the camera should have inbuilt Infra Red (IR) and a range of up to 150 meters for better viewing during the night.