A few things that we observed for so long to whom-so-ever concerned
India houses itâ€™s largest and Asia’s greenest IT park in GOD’s own country – Technopark.Â A very hectic world of over 30,000 working professionals; a campus having trendy cars, stylish bikes, latest gadgets; gives the impression to the public as “An arena of lush living people!â€
Changing governments are also very much touched on its yearly growth, as itâ€™s a profound in-flow generator of foreign economy.Perhaps, to an extent or probably does someone care its effective security standards? As far as the present security measures are concerned, let the GOD itself save all of us in Technopark!
Are the current security measures effective?
The affair on the proper security system of Technopark has been discussed so many times, but we are yet to
find a positive end-result. Hereby, we mean no offense on the security personnel who’re sustained all over the park and on the Authority who did post them all over. Itâ€™s all about Effectiveness! All the deployed officials are capable enough, but being humans, they all have their own limits in cross-checking all these 30,000 heads & their vehicles to make sure whether they belong to the huge park community or not. Are they effective?
The peak time of employees/vehicles entering & exiting the park is one of the difficult time-slots for the securities to manage is what we’ve seen so far; still on. Along with employees, lots of other people/outsiders enter this campus to see what this so called â€œWorldâ€ actually is. Entry intention could be for a good or bad cause. Who knows?
The fellow security officials wouldn’t be able to stare on any of a particular ID card alone for so long to check if itâ€™s valid or not, as lots of vehicles/pedestrians are consecutively following like ants. So what they’ll do is, they’ll quickly wave their hands, permitting them to go in. Belike, countless mankind would’ve entered so far.
These outsiders enter the park in many ways.
o Possibly, as a rider /co-rider along with a park employee in his bike. Some people are very clever enough to show some hastiness by pretending that “Oh! I’ve the ID in my pocket; let me take that out to show for you while I ride my bike in one hand”. The poor security guy will see this and say GO, thinking “This guy would-be having the ID card, and if he falls down riding his bike in one hand, the ‘job’ will all be ours. So, better let him go”.
o In a car along with a park employee. Some souls even drive their car faster like in Fast & Furious movie, by jumping above the hump placed near main gate & will show his purse & will drive inside faster than never before. The security guy would be standing near main/rear gate wondered scratching his head recalling the things that had happened just now on that car/driver/employee!!!
o In KSRTC buses, VOLVOS etc. In addition, just an ID card show of the actual employee or a mere ‘ATM card’ show-up by any others in the car will do to meet up the actual work description of the securities placed at each gates. Even students from various colleges are entering this campus (without interview call letters) seeking jobs in their own cars by just showing their student ID cards which are valid only in their own educational campus. How strange?
We might laugh these stuffs out guys, but these ongoing things once will become serious! These scenarios should at least by now be given some importance.
Terrorism has an easy target – Technopark
Kerala is never free from the evil eyes of terrorism. There is no doubt that the radical elements would aim Technopark first if they ever plan to launch an attack in Kerala. The terrorist attacks are not planned in a day or two and would’ve planned probably years before by marking, watching or observing on the strength of security measures that has been implemented across.
Simple instance: A mock terror attack performed by the Kerala police inside the park a few months back is known to outside world only when they busted a cracker near Bhavani. The security measures were deemed ‘Poor’ marked the security measures that time. Newspapers were given a chance to draft fun of it.
This shouldn’t be the case from now on; rather, itâ€™s high time to effectively execute new plans from the old paper! Changing the security group all together would not help achieving the desired purpose. We should be pro-active enough to be in a position to foresee or track and prevent any terror risks with modern technology. Authorities concerned, should take a note of this.
Ways to sneak into park buildings
Security guards would have been deployed at the main entrance of each building in the park to check the identity of persons seeking entry. Sadly they do not realize that the restaurants working at any floors would’ve entry doors from outside without any guarding. Any strangers who wish to make an unauthorized entry to the building can easily walk through these restaurants unnoticed, which is a serious security lapse. Sadly all companies having their own campus have a restaurant facility available these days.
The park campus does not have all round security fencing, enabling easy intrusions unobserved. This in-turn negates the security arrangements at main gate entrances. The park also allows free entries for laborers, union workers, people accompanying load & cargo carrying vehicles. A thorough check on this area will also help minimizing unauthorized entries to the campus. In short, unless the whole security measures of the campus are laid right, the company-wise posted security would go credibly valueless.
We would like to conclude this message with a proverb – ‘Prevention is better than cure’. Another new re-loaded version – “Do wake up from open-eye drowsiness”. If not, somehow we all are going to pay in no time! So without questioning the integrity of this campus, the real question arises; ‘Are we safe enough?’
Please do share the other likely security breaches all around that you might have also observed. Let us make this a secured â€œworldâ€ to work!
- Adarsh, TechnoparkToday.com