Dubai Life Safety Dashboard to monitor building safety

Dubai Civil Defence shows real time monitoring solution which will cover 70,000 buildings in the Emirate

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Dubai Life Safety Dashboard to monitor building safety Major General Expert Rashid Thani Rashid Al Matrooshi, Director General of Dubai Civil Defence, launched the Dubai Life Safety Dashboard at the IoTx show yesterday.
By  Mark Sutton Published  June 9, 2015

Dubai Civil Defence, has launched the Dubai Life Safety Dashboard, a new system which will be used to monitor the safety status of all buildings in the Emirate.

The dashboard will provide real time monitoring of systems such as sprinklers, fire alarms, water pumps, elevators and gas connections, to Civil Defence, other government departments building owners and occupants.

More than 40,000 buildings have been equipped with Dubai Civil Defence's new system to monitor safety, with plans to connect to a further 30,000 buildings within three years.

The system will be used by Dubai Civil Defence in responding to emergencies, but also allow building owners, government inspectors and so on to see the status of the building and its safety equipment.

Major General Expert Rashid Thani Rashid Al Matrooshi, Director General of Dubai Civil Defence, said: "Our organisation has always been in the forefront of adapting new technologies that will help in protecting lives, properties and environment. The Dubai Life Safety Dashboard allows readers to understand complex data in less time than it would take to read similar material located in the text of a full report.

"Government leaders are deluged with thousands of streams of data about the performance of agencies and programs. To make sense of the deluge of data we receive, we need to present them in a way that makes sense to decision-makers. By using the Dubai Life Safety Dashboard presenting performance data, Civil Defence can now track key performance metrics of both individual buildings and Civil Defence activities. Data from different sources is being integrated and displayed through informative graphics.

"The Dashboard adds more power to DCD's operations and enhances the organization's capabilities to analyze data for better decision-making and organisational performance. It not only enhances the internal communication with regards to monitoring of the fire station and resources, but also demonstrates our commitment towards the residents. Every building owner in Dubai will be provided with their individual building dashboard that displays the health and safety status of their buildings through an innovative Dashboard. The Dashboard will also enable other Government departments to facilitate innovative services to building owners and occupants in Dubai."

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