Devotees from all walks of Life visit Shirdi everyday. This sometimes includes certain criminals, pickpockets etc too.
And so to avoid any terrorist attack or any untoward incident arising due to such anti-social elements presence in the Temple Premises,
the Shirdi Sai Baba Sansthan Trust has at a cost of Rs 4.5 crore, installed High Tech Security System all around the Sai Temple.
There are CCTV’s installed all around the Temple Premises, inside as well as outside.
And recently a new Biometric Facial Recognition system has been installed which can not only locate but also alert the Temple authorities of the presence of thieves, pickpockets and even terrorists in the Temple’s premises. For this new Biometric Facial Recognition Technique the Data & Photographs of all the Culprits/Terrorists etc received from the Central Governments “National Investigation Agency (NIA)” & the State Governments “Criminal Investigation Department” (CID) will be uploaded into the system. And if the Scanner spots any matching Data/Photograph of any suspect entering the Temple or coming within the ambit of the installed CCTV cameras, an Alarm will be set off and the authorities will be alerted automatically as to which criminal has entered the Temple premises and where exactly he was spotted.
The Shirdi Police can then be informed and the necessary action can be taken accordingly.