Bangladesh Bank has issued a warning for the safety of bank facilities and property. The Banking Regulations and Policy Department of Bangladesh Bank has issued a circular in this regard on Monday. It has been sent to the Managing Directors of all Scheduled Banks operating in the country.
It is said in the instructions that some instructions must be followed by the banks for the sake of bank establishment and security of property. This includes taking necessary steps to bring CCTV/IP cameras/spy cameras under round the clock monitoring of bank premises (branches, sub-branches, own/leased buildings etc.) at the entrance, inside, outside all around.
It is said that the bank will take effective measures to get the video footage captured by the camera to the nearest police station/police if necessary. Besides, other instructions of BRPD Circular No. 07 issued on July 5, 2015 will remain unchanged. In that circular, in order to ensure greater security of the bank establishment, other necessary instructions were given including installation of required number of CCTV/IP cameras/spy cameras at the entrance of the bank branch, inside the branch, outside the branch and in all types of IT rooms and storing the recorded video footage for a minimum of one year. The Financial Sector Regulatory Authority also said that the directive will be effective immediately.