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    EditorialCCTV Surveillance Can Curb Terror, Crime

    CCTV Surveillance Can Curb Terror, Crime


    Considering the escalating security challenges and sophisticated criminal tactics, the need for robust surveillance mechanisms has never been more critical. As in many cases in recent times, the CCTV camera footage has given decisive leads in solving the difficult assignments  therefore it won't be an exaggeration to say that CCTV camera surveillance, with its ubiquitous presence and technological advancements, stands as a potent shield in the fight against terrorism and crime.

    The importance of this is highlighted by Inspector General of Police V.K. Birdi's recent directive. While chairing a review meeting ahead of the Amarnath Yatra, commencing on June 29, he instructed officers to ensure robust security measures at all camping sites by installing CCTV cameras at strategic locations. This directive underscores the critical role of CCTV cameras in high-risk areas, reinforcing the commitment to public safety and security.

    The proficiency of this powerful equipment not only acts as a deterrent but also aids in the swift detection and resolution of illegitimate activities, thereby fostering a safer and more secure . The mere presence of such cameras at vital installations, public spaces, commercial establishments, and residential areas instills a sense of vigilance among potential offenders. Knowing that their actions are being recorded and scrutinized significantly reduces the likelihood of illegal activity.

    The CCTV systems enable real-time monitoring of critical locations, allowing security personnel to promptly detect and respond to suspicious activities. This immediate visibility is crucial in preventing crimes and terrorist acts from escalating. Another big advantage of the CCTV systems is that the visual evidence is instrumental in identifying perpetrators of a terror act or a crime, understanding the sequence of actions, and corroborating witness testimonies.

    The efficacy of CCTV surveillance in curbing terrorism and crime is further amplified by technological advancements and integration with other security systems. The CCTV surveillance stands as a critical component in the contemporary security landscape, offering unparalleled capabilities to deter, detect, and respond to terrorism and crime. Through its proactive deterrent effect, enhancement of law enforcement capabilities, and integration with advanced technologies, CCTV systems play a pivotal role in safeguarding public spaces and ensuring community safety.

    Going by all this, the government should make it a point to ensure that all the crucial places should come under the CCTV surveillance as this is a must for ensuring secure environs especially in and , which is infested with terrorism and there is a constant threat of terrorist attacks and other criminal activities, which are a big challenge to safety of the people and the property.



    The Northlines is an independent source on the Web for news, facts and figures relating to Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh and its neighbourhood.

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