Sharjah to spend 30m Dhiram on high-tech CCTV

Close circuit television (CCTV) surveillance systems will be installed in Sharjah to help police and other security forces to have an eye on the public to enhance security services and prevent crimes. The step of installing the new advanced cameras comes as part of the Sharjah Police’s ambitious project titled ‘Sharjah is a safe city’.

The infrastructure hardware and software has been tailored to suit the specific needs of the Sharjah Police Department and, following the roll-out, Sharjah Police will have deeper and wider coverage, improved rapid response, sharper investigation and evidence tracking abilities, as well as increased transparency.

The best and latest surveillance cameras are currently being used on Sharjah roads. More than 500 video cameras will be installed on key roads and vital places in the emirate in the first phase of the project, which will last for five years. A total of 3,000 video cameras will be installed depending on the need. The first phase will cost Dh30 million. Sharjah Police have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dell to upgrade its city surveillance. Maj Gen Al Hudaidi said, adding that Sharjah Police would be the third police force in the world to implement this advanced project. The project took two years of study to come to fruition.