Bengaluru: As schools and colleges are set to reopen, the city police are planning to conduct inspection of CCTV cameras at educational institutions, keeping in mind the safety of students.
CCTV cameras were made mandatory at private schools and colleges to monitor students while they are on the premises. The rule was brought in when student safety was in question.
Now jurisdictional police stations will carry out inspection of CCTVs installed on the premises to check if the managements have installed the high-resolution CCTV cameras.
A senior police officer said, “We have directed the jurisdictional police to conduct an inspection and to check if the cameras are placed at strategic locations, if the recordings are of good quality and stored accordingly. If we are not satisfied with the recording quality or other issues, we will ask managements to replace the equipment within a week.”
He said, “We have been getting information from a few parents that CCTV cameras at a few schools, which cannot be named, are not functioning properly and when parents question the managements, they were told that quality CCTV cameras would be installed after collecting money from the parents, which is not acceptable.”
He said, “This callous attitude of managements is not acceptable and we will ensure that they are responsible for installing high-resolution cameras. If we find managements not heeding to our warnings, we will take up stern action against the management and school.”...