The Dubai Police will soon be able to monitor traffic anywhere in the city using drones. The drones will monitor the traffic and beam back live video footage to the command and control center.
Major-General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of the Dubai Police, launched the live broadcast service that will also cover crises, disasters, and accidents. According to him the new technology will contribute to recording and be archiving important events the police cover. It also allows live transmission from emergency sites, and this will help senior officials make timely decisions.
In addition to this Major-General Abdullah, Khalifa Al Marri said –
“In addition, live broadcasts will enable officers in the command and control center take appropriate decisions in a timely manner. It also helps us in documenting the events and submitting them to the competent authorities.”
The police will be able to use the archived video footage to help train officers in dealing with crises.
Lt. Mohammed Omar Al Muhairi, a project manager, said the drones were developed as per the latest international standards and the advanced battery lets the aircraft stay longer in the air. In addition, to live streaming, the drones are characterized by their speed and flexibility.
Lt. Mohammed Omar Al Muhair, further said that the Dubai Police is one of the first forces in the world to utilize cameras in operations, with the first being used as early as 1986. He added saying that the police have relied on their own cadres to develop the system at a low cost.