Door-frame metal detectors a must at malls, cinemas

Police issue safety guidelines for all business establishments & govt & pvt buildings

Published: 26th February 2013 12:32 PM  |   Last Updated: 26th February 2013 12:32 PM   |  A+A-


Following the twin bomb blasts in the city on Thursday last,  Hyderabad police commissioner Anurag Sharma on Monday directed the managements of all cinema houses, hotels, shopping malls and other business establishments to enhance security on their premises.

He requested the managements to instal door-frame metal detectors at all the entry points of cinema houses, shopping complexes, malls, star hotels, lodges, big establishments, entertainment places, and large government and private buildings. In case such metal detectors are already in place, the managements should ensure their effective functioning. Closed-circuit TVs should be installed to observe and record suspicious movements/activities and the recordings should be kept in safe custody for a minimum period of one month.  Cinema halls should be checked thoroughly at the end of each show for any suspicious object left behind by movie-goers or mischief-makers.

Every person and baggage should be frisked thoroughly at the access points of all the above-mentioned places. A separate room should be set apart for depositing the belongings of visitors/customers which are not required to be taken inside the buildings. The owners and managements should not allow parking of any motor vehicle _ four wheeler, three- wheeler or two- wheeler _ or even a cycle in front of their establishments.  

The managements should engage sufficient number of security staff for  frisking of people and checking baggage for dangerous materials at the entrance/access points. The city police will train them at request.

The managements of all business establishments will open a register for making notings on the checks carried out in the format supplied by the police.  These orders will come into force with immediate effect.


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