Over 7,300 buildings in RAK secured with CCTV cams

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Over 7,300 buildings in RAK secured with CCTV cams

Ras Al Khaimah - The comprehensive surveillance system has been installed to enhance safety, security and stability in the emirate.

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Published: Sun 15 Jan 2017, 5:59 PM

Last updated: Mon 16 Jan 2017, 8:24 AM

As many as 43,801 CCTV cameras have been installed inside and outside 7,357 buildings in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah under the 'Himaya' or 'Protection' system.
The comprehensive surveillance system has been installed as per the directives of His Highness Shaikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, to enhance safety, security and stability in the emirate.
Major-General Ali Abdullah bin Alwan Al Nuaimi, Commander-in-Chief of the RAK Police, on Saturday said 7,357 out of 16,000 buildings targeted have observed the law No. 3/2015 under the supervision of the RAK Police and the General Resources Authority.
"These entities include a big number of malls, shops, establishments, government departments, public institutions, mosques, hospitals, schools, hotels, rest houses, jewellery shops, villas as well as residential towers and buildings."
The 43,801 CCTV cameras installed include 25,542 internal cameras and 18,259 external cameras, he added. "This is a record achievement that reflects the awareness among the public of the importance of the Himaya system."
Maj-Gen Nuaimi said the move is in line with a global scheme that depends on advanced technological systems to enhance security. "The new system helps detect and curb crimes and track and catch criminals in a record time."
Brigadier Jamal Ahmed Al Tair, Chairman of the General Resources Authority, RAK, said they have accredited 80 out of 100 service providers targeted for the job following a big number of intensive courses.
"We have also qualified and trained hundreds of engineers and technicians at the American University in RAK so that they can professionally sell and instal the CCTV cameras in all buildings across the emirate."
He said more courses are planned to train and license a new batch of service providers, engineers and technicians who have to meet certain conditions, and fall under follow-up inspection.
"The General Resources Authority, in collaboration with the Licensure Section of the RAK Police, is launching regular inspection campaigns against all institutions to ensure their compliance with the new system," he said, announcing that they have detected 371 violations on the side of service providers.
ahmedshaaban@khaleejtimes.com


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