Adding reinforcement to the security surveillance system during the Attukal Pongala festival, for the first time ever, the police will be using two drone cameras.
The surveillance system, including drone cameras, were inaugurated by state police chief Loknath Behera on Thursday.
According to deputy commissioner of police Arul B Krishna, the drone cameras will be used to monitor the activities at mainly three regions, Attukal temple, Fort and Thampanoor. Of the two drone cameras, one is owned by the department and the other hired from professionals. They will be used to get an eagle’s eye view of the crowd and the vehicular traffic and manage them accordingly. The video input from the cameras would be linked to the special control rooms set up at Thampanoor, Fort and Attukal.
Besides the drones, the police have reinforced the surveillance camera network existing in the city with more cameras hired from professionals. Over sixty cameras would be used around Attukal temple alone. This will include both fixed cameras as well as moving cameras handled by cameramen.