From today,37 CCTV cameras will keep an eye round the clock on all the entry and exit points of the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER). The Security Department staff of the Institute who would be manning the control room 24/7 have already tasted success. During the dry run of these CCTV cameras,they managed to nab four thieves at different locations in PGI in the last few days.
One of the thieves was caught stealing a purse from a two-wheeler parked in the parking lot while another was caught near the lift in Nehru Hospital. The facility was officially launched today by the IG Police P K Srivastava wherein PGI Director Dr Y K Chawla,Medical Superintendent Dr A K Gupta,Additional Prof. Rakesh Kapoor,the deputy director administration,financial advisor and superintending hospital engineer were present on the occasion.
Interacting with the doctors,IGP Srivastava remarked that nowadays more sophisticated cameras come with software that can even detect if there is no movement on a specific terminal or any suspicious article is spotted unattended and that screen starts blinking or beeping. These 37 cameras will cover all the outer gates with Pan Tilt Zoom (PTZ) camera facility as well as each and every entry and exit of every building of the Institute related to patient care including the Advanced Eye Centre ,Advanced Cardiac Centre,Advanced Pediatrics Centre,Advanced Trauma Centre with fixed dome cameras.
Before fixing the cameras,the Security Department also studied the existing CCTV cameras at PU and the ones installed by the UT police at various places to overcome the flaws in the existing ones. Consequently,these cameras will have a power backup round the clock,an option missing in the exiting CCTV cameras at other places and the cameras can store the footage for a month which will be retrieved in CDs for record purpose.