ACP Arokiya Prakash inaugurates 12 CCTV cameras at K K Nagar

Assistant Commissioner of Police, Vadapalani, Arokiya Prakash and R7 Police Inspector (L&O) V Srinivasan having a look at the monitor after CCTV cameras were installed at Eighth Sector, K K Nagar.

Chennai: With Chennai Police on a mission to install CCTV cameras every 50 metres across the city, the residents of Eighth Sector, K K Nagar, pooled in money to set up 12 electronic eyes to safeguard the sector from anti-socials.

The CCTV network was inaugurated by Assistant Commissioner of Police, Vadapalani, Arokiya Prakash, in the presence of R7 Police Inspector (L&O) V Srinivasan, Eighth Sector Residents Welfare Association president Perumal and its members.

Muraledhar Pandu, the service provider, gave a brief presentation on the functioning and operations of the CCTV network in the sector.

The association, which represents around 250 households, has installed these cameras with night vision at various vantage points. For now, members of the association will monitor the footage as and when required and provide them as evidence to the police in the event of a crime.

Eighth Sector Residents Welfare Association members and others with police officials during the inauguration of ‘third eye’ in their locality.

Speaking at the inauguration, the police officers lauded the efforts of the residents for the initiative and emphasised the importance of CCTV cameras in bringing down crime rates.

While narrating a few real-time incidences where the installation of CCTV cameras helped prevent crimes and also nab culprits immediately thereafter, the police officers shared some simple and useful tips on how the public can proactively guard and defend themselves from anti-social elements with their presence of mind.

The officers assured that the police department would always be a friend of the public and continue to be at their service round-the-clock.

NT Bureau