Dubai Police to demo smart services at GITEX

Emirate's law enforcement continues smart city journey

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By  ITP.net Staff Writer Published  September 16, 2014

Dubai Police will highlight the progress made towards smart services at GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK.

In line with the Government of Dubai’s strategy to turn Dubai into a global smart city, Dubai Police is undertaking a major campaign to convert all of its current electronic services into smart services and to increase the number of services it offers through mobile platforms.

Dubai Police has developed a wide range of apps, which deliver different services to mobile devices. Among the applications which will be on show at GITEX are a victim support app, which will allow the victims of crimes to be informed of the latest developments in their cases until completion, and provide assistance and moral support by phone, SMS or e-mail or other means of communication.

Another application aims to help the public reach medical facilities quickly, by providing the location of all hospitals in Dubai and the distance and time required to reach any hospital from the user’s location, in addition to their contact details.

The public will also be able to use another application to book visits to the Dubai Police Museum, while a further application has been developed to allow people to post reports of lost and found property.

Another recent release is an app to support the Dubai Police’s home safety campaign. The solution is intended for use by residents of the emirate who want peace of mind that their home is being monitored while they are outside of the country. Residents can provide their contact information and address using the Google Maps based app, along with the time period that they are away for, and then the house will be placed under monitoring by police patrols.

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