Banks asked to use hidden cameras to deal with robbers

BHUBANESWAR: To successfully combat financial institution robbery, the state Crime Branch (CB) has steered authorities of banks around the state to use hidden cameras of their establishments and supply body-worn spy cameras to their staffs. CB additionally requested bankers to conduct common safety audits.
Though financial institution robberies are not alarming within the state, the April 6 dual financial institution heists in Angul and Nayagarh brought on the Crime Branch to engage with top functionaries of 35 banks (both nationalized and personal) right here on Friday. Armed miscreants had looted Rs 23 lakh in cash and jewelry price more than Rs 40 lakh from a nationalized financial institution in Angul. Same day, goons struck in a financial institution in Nayagarh district and decamped with Rs 80,000 cash.

“We have obviously advised the bankers to conduct safety audit of their branches in common period. Apart from putting in CCTV cameras, they should provide body-fitted spy cameras to a couple of their group of workers and set up spy cameras in hidden places in banks,” additional director common of police (Crime Branch) Santosh Upadhyay advised TOI.

Since banks in rural areas and outskirts of cities or cities are more liable to robbery, the bankers had been requested to undertake additional security measures in the ones places. “We have requested them to appoint good enough armed private safety guards after through verification of their antecedents. Banks would possibly follow for deployment of police personnel, supplied they pay specific amount to avail the provider. Some banks were availing police provider,” Upadhyay said.


Crime Branch said financial institution’s alert gadget should give a boost to. “Though many banks have siren gadget, nonetheless they wish to improve the ability. They would possibly put in position an instantaneous hotline connection or autodial to nearest police station and police control room. In the hotline gadget, there's no wish to dial to police. Police will routinely receive an alert if any person presses a secret button,” Upadhyay said.


Crime Branch said the banks should set up high frequency CCTV cameras in and outdoor their establishments to capture transparent images of visitors and vehicles. To steer clear of sabotage or deliberate injury to the onerous disks, the banks were steered to keep an alarm gadget within the CCTV storage room.


“We have additionally issued an advisory to SPs, asking them to carry quarterly conferences with bankers of their localities. SPs should monitor safety programs in banks and advise them to improve the protection standards in common period,” Upadhyay said. CB has requested SPs to create database of local criminals and observe their actions.


In the meeting, Crime Branch expressed concern over poor safety features at many ATMs around the state. “We steadily find unguarded ATMs at many puts. Besides, CCTV cameras are not so as in lots of ATMS. Banks should take serious be aware of it,” Upadhyay said.
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