The security surveillance system, which is established by the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine more than two years ago, is considered to be one of the most modern and advanced systems in Iraq, as it is characterized by many specifications that came in harmony with the skills of the technical staff of the Communications' Division, who has the ability and know-how to manage it and keep it up to date. This system, which is one of many other systems, works in complementarity with each other. Its most important purpose is to contribute to provide a safe and stable security environment for visitors, and blocking the way for anyone who wants to tamper with their security, being the best assistant for the Security efforts of the Department of Order Care in the application of the special security plan for the Ziyarat of Ashura.
Engineer Firas Abbas Hamza explained to the al-Kafeel Network, saying: "The cameras of the system work to cover the perimeter of the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine in terms of security and control of crowds, as well as monitoring the streets near the shrine such as Jomhooriyah Street and Bab Baghdad Street and distant streets such as Maytham Tammar Street, in addition to inside the sanctuary to monitor suspicious cases and monitor Cases of theft, if any. The cameras also cover checkpoints, places of entry and exit of visitors and condolence processions. "
He added: "The work of surveillance cameras includes monitoring the movement of processions in the entry and exit to the area between the two holy shrines and inside the holy shrines, in order to avoid clashes between the processions as well as monitoring and guidance of rescue teams."
He explained: "The surveillance is ongoing 24 hours through more than (800) surveillance cameras, which are distributed as follows:
- Inside the Holy Shrine.
- Inside the Holy Sanctuary.
- The expansion of the shrine and the basements.
- Areas adjacent to the shrine of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon him).
- The main and secondary roads leading to the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine.
- External checkpoints. "