Security at ATMs: Police set 45-day deadline for banks

The Cyberabad police have issued a 45-day deadline for bank managements to adhere to the rules pertaining to safety and security of ATMs and banks.

Published: 04th December 2013 08:10 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th December 2013 08:12 AM   |  A+A-

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In the wake of Bengaluru incident, where a woman bank officer was attacked inside an ATM in the heart of the city, the Cyberabad police have issued a 45-day deadline for bank managements to adhere to the rules pertaining to safety and security of ATMs and banks.

Cyberabad police commissioner CV Anand has directed bank managements to deploy two trained security guards round-the-clock with weapons and weapon-holding licenses at banks and ATMs. He has also asked the managements to install quality CCTV cameras inside and outside banks with video image and a backup memory of minimum three months. Among other requirements are night vision cameras, sensor systems, magnetic locks for entry into ATMs, alarm system with facility of phone alerting systems to the incharge bank officials and concerned police station, etc. Guards are also asked to immediately inform the nearby police station in case of any suspicious activity. Cyberabad police would conduct surprise checks from January 15 and would take stern action against erring managements, Anand warned.

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