Synopsis: Security forces in Saudi Arabia are using the latest technology in Hajj 2022 to monitor the safety and security of pilgrims. Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif, Chairman of the Supreme Hajj Committee and Saudi Interior Minister attended an event on Monday, July 4 In which military personnel showcased the security measures that would be used in this year’s Hajj.
It is the time of the famous annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca for Muslims “The Hajj” and everyone has intended to visit Saudi Arabia, the holiest city for Muslims. This year the Saudi government decided to welcome one million pilgrims to the holy land. To ensure the safety and security of a huge gamut of pilgrims, the Security forces in Saudi are using the latest technology.
The kingdom has employed high-tech surveillance techniques to become more alert about possible threats. The Saudi Arabian government has announced plans to use drone technology to help protect pilgrims during the annual hajj pilgrimage. According to Reuters, drones will be used to monitor crowds at the holy city of Mecca and other areas where large groups congregate.
Besides, Saudi security forces have surrounded significant airports and seaports with advanced scanners, allowing them to identify suspicious objects that may be carrying explosives. Apart from this, thousands of cameras are mounted on the ground as well as on helicopters flying over the mecca to keep an eagle eye on the holy site of Hajj.
The visuals of these cameras are directly sent to the operation centers for real-time analysis of the information. The entire preparation is done to ensure the complete safety of the pilgrims and to deal with emergencies quickly and efficiently. Apart from this, the Presidency of State Security stated that the level of coordination between the presidency and other security organizations has been raised with this improved technology that will make sure that this year’s Hajj goes as smoothly as possible.
According to reports, Col. Khaled bin Abdullah Al-Mutairi, commander of participating RSAF group, informed the media about the state-of-the-art technology-equipped helicopters that will be used to supervise the air traffic at Hajj.
On Monday, July 4, Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif – Chairman of the Hajj Committee and Saudi Interior Minister attended an event in which a military parade showcased the security measures that they are now using at the Macca to ensure the safety of the pilgrims. Prince Abdulaziz carefully watched the demonstration of how Security forces would deal with several possible scenarios.
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