Sharjah: Over 11,300 cameras help police ensure safety

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



(Reuters file photo used for illustrative purpose)
(Reuters file photo used for illustrative purpose)
Major-General Saif Al Zari Al Shamsi, Commander-in-Chief of the Sharjah Police.
Major-General Saif Al Zari Al Shamsi, Commander-in-Chief of the Sharjah Police.

By Wam

Published: Sun 7 Mar 2021, 5:56 PM

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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