Andhra Pradesh govt makes CCTV mandatory in public places to avert terror attacks

Under this act, all establishments are supposed to install CCTV surveillance cameras at a gathering of 100 or more people.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: September 11, 2014 5:39 pm
In the wake of terrorist attacks and security threats in India, the Andhra Pradesh Government has made CCTV cameras compulsory in public places with more than 100 people at any given point of time. In June last year, the state government had promulgated the ‘AP Public Safety (Measures) Enforcement Act-2013 that makes it mandatory to install public safety measures in all establishments in the backdrop of increasing incidents of terrorist attacks in the city.
Under this act, all establishments are supposed to provide access controls and install CCTV surveillance cameras at a gathering of 100 or more people. This act also makes it mandatory for every establishment to store the video footage for a minimum of 30 days and make it available for inspection as and when required. Thus, establishments become liable to install CCTVs in their premises within six months as on the date of commencement of this rule or before the next renewal of license, whichever is earlier.
Besides, depending on the size of the establishment, it is mandatory for them to use CCTVs with prescribed technical specifications such as Door Frame Metal Detector Checkmate, Hand Held Metal Detector, Vehicle Bottom Search Mirror, Baggage Scanner, usage sniffer dogs etc.

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