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10 - January - 2018

Security now a must for all Dubai buildings

All residential and commercial buildings in Dubai are now required to instal security cameras under a revised law that is aimed at reducing the crime rate in the emirate.

The decision has been taken following a number of serious and minor crimes, including thefts, that take place in buildings where no cameras are installed.

Starting August 26, owners of buildings will have three months to implement the law following which violators will be penalised.

Major Arif Al Janahi, Director of Protection System Department of the Dubai Police, said on Saturday that 25,000 buildings were required to comply with this law. “I expect that the rate of crime will drop, especially crime that take place in residential buildings,” he said.

A series of meetings have been held with building owners and real estate offices in this regard. “This will ensure that safety and security standards are provided in all buildings in Dubai according to law number 24 of the year 2008 for security service providers,” he added.

As per the revised law number 10 of 2014, cameras that should be installed should meet certain specifications such as having a clear image and ability to record. Companies that supply poor security equipment or do not abide by specifications would be fined Dh3,000.

Cameras should be digital and should have the ability to record for at least 30 days. Technicians who install cameras should have a good conduct certificate and should also attend a five-day course as well as pass an exam before being accredited.

Source : Khaleej Times