Hi-tech features to boost security at new PHQ – The Hindu

The Delhi Police is planning hi-tech security measures at its new headquarters on Jai Singh Marg in Lutyens’ area. Key features include RFID (radio-frequency identification) tags for staff, visitors and vehicles, intelligent display system and anti-terror bollards.

“We are strengthening access control system in the new building. A committee on security surveyed the building and recommended the security features to be embedded in the system. We have issued a tender and invited bidders to apply for it at the earliest,” said a senior police officer.

Enhanced security

As part of the enhanced security measures, RFID tags will be distributed to staff members, visitors and vehicles in order to restrict entry of unauthorised persons and vehicles. Visitors and staff members will not be allowed entry to certain high-security areas in the building. Such areas will be accessed only by authorised personnel. Around 5,000 RFID tags will be ordered for staff and visitors and 2,000 for vehicles.

“We are also installing anti-terror bollards at the main gates. It is specially designed with high security features and tested against shocks. A truck moving at the speed of 80 km per hour won’t be able to cross these bollards,” said the officer.

The security features will also include under vehicle scanning system, to enable inspection of any vehicle’s underside through a static composite image of the vehicle. “We will instal an intelligent display system that will modernise the entire security mechanism. It will be one of the most upgraded security systems installed at any government building,” said the officer.

In the old police headquarters located at ITO, most of the security features were manually operated.

The new police headquarters on Jai Singh Road has been built at a cost of ₹286 crore under public-private partnership. The state-of-the-art complex is spread over an area of about eight acres and the building has 17 floors. It was inaugurated by Union Home Minister Amit Shah on October 31.

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