Sharjah: Over 11,300 cameras help police ensure safety

Filed on March 7, 2021

(Reuters file photo used for illustrative purpose)

Major-General Saif Al Zari Al Shamsi, Commander-in-Chief of the Sharjah Police.

3 types of cameras installed in Sharjah, including ones that detect vehicle licence plates.

Over 11,300 surveillance cameras help the Sharjah Police ensure security in the Emirate. Of these, 500 are analytical surveillance cameras; 750 detect vehicle licence plates; and 10,054 are early alarm warning ones.

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These are part of a project to instal surveillance cameras across Sharjah, state news agency Wam quoted Major-General Saif Al Zari Al Shamsi, Commander-in-Chief of the Sharjah Police, as saying.

The project is now 60 per cent complete in Sharjah City; 20 per cent in the Central Region; and 20 percent in the Eastern Region.

The Sharjah Police Chief highlighted the key plans to boost security in the Emirate:

>> Intensifying the number of patrols and overall security presence to reduce crime rates.

>> Using technology, including artificial intelligence (AI) and drones.

>> E-patrols to monitor crime online.

Three UAE cities - Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah - are among the seven safest cities in the world, according to a survey conducted by data crowd-sourcing website Numbeo.

Sharjah was ranked sixth globally in the list, with a score of 83.5 per cent.

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