Thousands of surveillance cameras installed
A single camera can capture up to 60 km in depth
Five thousand high-resolution surveillance cameras have been installed in the Grand Mosque and various Haj sites by the Grand Mosque security directorate, and there are plans to install thousands more.
Grand Mosque security director, Maj. Gen. Mohammad Al-Klewi, said the cameras are all newly installed. “A single camera can capture up to 60 km in depth," Al-Klewi said.
The cameras, he said, enables the control room to receive every angle of the Haj journey including the sites that are far from the Grand Mosque.
"We have a plan to have a total of 9,000 cameras in the near future,” he said adding that the Grand Mosque was still expanding and the security directorate must keep the expansion in view.
“The security directorate also has officers in various locations ready to serve and protect the pilgrims,” he said. “We operate 24 hours a day, having three shifts a day.”
All of the service directorates work together to ensure the comfort and satisfaction of pilgrims," he said.