POLICE have urged private security firms to install security systems in all areas of operation around the country.
The state of art technology will help prevent entry of unauthorized persons in areas under surveillance to help reduce the increased crime after four private security guards were recently murdered in a space of one month while on night duty.
The Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Ibin Senkumbi told security firms to install surveillance cameras, motion sensors and intruder alarm systems in all areas guarded by private security firms.
He said this in a one day workshop held yesterday at Securex Operations office on Luthuli Avenue in Bugolobi. He later asked all firms to change the security analog systems to digital systems where monitoring can be done easily on gadgets like mobile phones, television sets and other electronic devices.
“With such technology, guns and millions of shillings will not be taken during such raids,” Senkumbi said.
The Securex Managing Director (MD) Tony Sahni welcomed the idea of installation but later said clients who hire private security firms tend to backtrack after receiving quotations of security systems claiming they are expensive.
“Before we sign contracts with our clients these quotations are given to them but they are always ignored,” Sahni said.
Sahni added that such systems can also be monitored over the internet to save private security firms from night supervision where many operatives have been attacked by suspected thugs.
He added that Private security firms do not employ ex-convicts or unprofessional guards as earlier alleged by Police.
“Police screens and checks finger prints before we hire them as guards,” Sahni said. He added that it would be the time for police to warn the security firms on such culprits