Dubai landlords given 3 months to install CCTV in all buildings

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Dubai landlords have been told to install CCTV in their buildings, or face a hefty fine, according to a report in Emirates 24/7.

The paper said that owners of both residential and commercial buildings must comply by November 26 or be fined. The CCTV cameras and systems must be fitted in accordance with Dubai Police specifications. Additionally they must use one of 650 registered companies to complete the work.

Major Arif Al Janahi, Director, Protection Systems Department, Dubai Police told the paper: “Landlords of 25,000 buildings still have to install surveillance cameras and security system in their buildings. We have given them a grace period of three months which began on August 26.”

According to Emirates 24/7, the cameras must have a storage facility of at least one month.

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Posted by: 1984

What? WHO will be watching the cameras? This story has no depth or clarity. Leaves more questions than answers. . .

Posted by: nice

This is quite alarming. Presumably it does not actually mean that cameras are fitted inside villas but rather they have security over the grounds etc. Clarification of this is needed. Come on Arabian Business - look into this and clarify what it means for us all.

Posted by: Telcoguy

@Nice, @BigBrother, if you bother following the link you will be able to read this:
"He added that they must be installed at all entrances to the facility where the picture of a person entering can be clearly seen.

Also, surveillance cameras are to be fixed at all emergency exits and that lead in and out of the facility."

One can only imagine that burglars are instructed to enter and exit the villas using the proper entrances and not through ground floor windows, for example

Posted by: Big Brother

Would the Staff Writer like to expand on the vagueness surrounding this story? Matters such as where, why, what for, are they installed inside or outside are important reasons and add substance to a story that quite frankly sounds like a child's attempt at an April Fool prank.....

Posted by: Uzair Hassan

It states buildings and villa compounds. Individual villa owners as well? Not clear. Did not see anything in Gulf News about this.

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