UAE buildings to get centralised fire alarm system

Alarm system will connect more than 150,000 existing UAE buildings
The UAE plans to deploy a centralised fire alarm system that connects all buildings in the country to speed up emergency responses and limit damage.
By Sarah Townsend
Tue 10 Oct 2017 11:28 AM

The UAE plans to deploy a centralised fire alarm system that connects all buildings in the country to speed up emergency responses and limit damage.

The UAE Ministry of Interior announced on Monday it had formed a partnership with Injazat Data Systems to launch the ‘Hassantuk’ integrated alarm system.

Hassantuk – which translates as the Smart Monitoring, Alert and Control System – was unveiled at Dubai World Trade Centre on Monday.

UAE officials claim it will be the largest automated and integrated fire and life safety monitoring system of its kind in the region.

The alarm system will connect more than 150,000 existing UAE buildings – including apartment blocks, commercial properties and, at a later date, villas.

The system picks up on smoke or other abnormality in buildings and alerts the civil defence’s nearest unit “within milliseconds”, the government claimed.

A team of professional operators will verify if the alarm is genuine and report valid emergencies to the Civil Defence Main Operations Room so firefighters can be dispatched straight away, it added.

The partnership with Injazat has been formed in line with the UAE Vision 2021 goal to become one of the safest countries in the world.

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Last Updated: Tue 10 Oct 2017 12:12 PM GST

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