How Do New Hi-Tech Security Systems Help To Deter And Curb Terrorism?

The Mumbai terrorist attack five years back brought out in open the big lapses present in the security surveillance system employed in the major cities of our country. Time and again there had been terrorist attacks before. But this time the terrorists attacked on every level killing hundreds. They killed middle class workers when they shot up the railway station, they killed the elite in the luxury hotels, they killed tourists and kids as they ate in a cafe and while attacking hospital they killed the sick and dying or those trying hard not to.

The saga of personal valor, dedication to duty, service to society and patriotism of common man will be told and retold, but it will be prudent to pause for a moment and think whether there are lessons related to security issues for the people to learn from this gory incident? Admittedly there are many lessons we can learn. The Internet sites, the Blogs, and the Communities are overflowing with ideas. However few ideas can be picked up from there.

Suggested Solutions:

The very best solution the cities can offer for the safety of its citizens is to enhance its whole security surveillance systems. With the easy availability of variety of hi-tech and advance security technology nowadays, the cities must take full advantage of it by utilizing these security systems as needed for the safety of its people.

The terrorists attacked people in road, railway station, hotel, hospital and residential buildings. Integrating the use of Biometric devices in public as well as private buildings enables a substantial boost in the overall security infrastructure. These devices offer robust identification and verification solutions, which ensure utmost security for the people and assets. Organizations that have employed Biometric devices have been able to significantly reduce risks associated with intruders. This is mainly because of the difficulty in forging Biometric identification.

To avoid any crime from happening in public places like ports, railway station, bus-station, and city roads, etc. CCTV SurveillanceSystems can be installed in every nook and corner, while Turnstiles / BoomBarriers and Alarm Systems can be installed at the entry of major public places. Surveillance cameras can be used to keep an eye out for any crimes that are in progress or they can be stopped before they even start. If a suspicious person or item is in the area, the proper authorities can be informed before any crime can be committed or damage can be done. In addition, the area can be cleared of any people as a precautionary measure.


It is always uncertain when, where and how terrorists may strike. It is of utmost important to prioritize the safety of the people staying in a city. This is possible only by installing proper security systems all over the city. Prevention Is Better Than Cure- It is always better to priorly set-up a secure boundary to keep an eye over the whole city and keep track of people coming to the city and going out. As soon as any suspicion arises, alarms can be raised and thus a major mishap can be averted from happening.

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