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Delhi I-Day Ready with Face-Recognition Cams, Special Bike Squads, Army

DELHI: This Independence Day, the national capital is under an unprecedented level and all set with Multi-layered security arrangements for the celebrations. With the I- Day celebrations just a few days away, Delhi has been wrapped into a thick security blanket with hundreds of face recognition cameras, Special Protection Group, National security guards along with different components of Army and SPG commandos. Leaving no stone unturned to ensure safety; a number of face recognition cameras will scan the face of a person from different angles and match it with the security database available with Delhi Police and security agencies. As per reports, the cameras can scan and identify from a distance of 50 metres. Installed in every nook and corner of the Red Fort, the security cameras are teamed up with the innovative ‘alarm’ feature. A special control room has been set up within the Red Fort premises to receive the alerts if the face of a person entering the venue matches with someone in the database. Apart from this, Special bike squads armed with long-range weapons will be deployed in the Walled City. Nupur Prasad, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) that to ensure the response time they have been carrying out mock drills. “There are several checkpoints and door frame metal detectors (DFMD) have been installed at all entry points. Facial recognition cameras have also been installed to capture and identify any possible suspect,” said DCP. Delhi Traffic Police has put in several traffic restrictions for the general public to stop any terror strike or untoward incident. With an elaborate map of the possible routes, the advisory has been put up on Delhi Traffic Police’s Twitter handle. The first time face recognition technologies were used to detect suspicious movements in a gathering was on Republic Day. Earlier in January, the Delhi Police Day installed 30 face recognition cameras at specific locations of Rajpath.

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