Residents are leaving no stone unturned in ensuring safety in their neighbourhoods. As the first step, they are installing these devices, says
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To ensure more effective surveillance, residents have pooled in money and installed CCTV cameras in the densely-populated areas of the locality.As part of this initiative, 33 high-definition CCTV cameras have been installed at various locations, covering over 600 houses. Areas where CCTV cameras were installed include Arulneri Nagar, Tellus Avenue, Guruswamy Nagar and Krishna Nagar of Sembakkam Municipality near Tambaram.
Initiating the move, Municipal councillor Karpagam Suresh said that it was pertinent that safety and security were two important aspects residents of these areas were looking for.
“These cameras are connected through an optic fibre cable laid exclusively for this purpose and footages are monitored from computers located in eight different places,” Suresh, a former councillor said.
Launching the network, he said these locations were informed to the Selaiyur police station for constant monitoring and upgradation.Members of the Federation of Rajakilpakkam Residents Welfare Associations have decided to install 101 CCTV cameras in the neighbourhood. Secretary of the Federation V. Seetharaman said the cameras would be installed at strategic locations.
Recently, CCTV camera footage from one of the apartment complex on Alavattamman Koil Street in Rajakilpakkam helped the police identify the culprits, they said.If similar initiatives came from residents and traders in suburban areas, checking crime would be a lot easier, they said.
CHENNAI: In a possible indication of the lack of faith in the law-and-order machinery, residents of certain localities are installing CCTV cameras. Resident associations in Rajakilpakkam, near Tambaram, and Krishnapuri (near RA Puram) have come together to install CCTV cameras in their neighbourhood.
In the light of a large number of chain-snatching and theft cases, RASNA Residents Welfare Association, Rajakilpakkam, office-bearer R Suresh sponsored CCTV cameras costing 12 lakh. Over the past fortnight, CCTV cameras were placed in Gurusamy Nagar, Sangothi Amman Koil, Durga Colony, Nisha Avenue, Krishna Avenue, Radheshyam Avenue, Dallas Avenue and Arulneri Nagar.
S Robert Nathan, a resident of Krishna Avenue, said: “There have been more than half a dozen chain-snatching cases in recent months. With the setting up of these CCTVs, there would be more vigil. It will act as a deterrent and reduce crimes,” he said. The footages captured in these cameras are monitored and saved in computers in eight locations.
He said various associations in Rajakilpakkam and surroundings areas were in the process of installing 101 CCTV cameras.Meanwhile, residents of Krishnapuri have pooled in money to install CCTV cameras after a theft took place two months ago in the locality. Residents’ association secretary G Rangrajan said some 33 households had contributed a certain amount to begin with and had hired a firm to carry out the installation at an initial budget of nearly 2 lakh.