Huawei, Dubai Police partner to create a safer city

MoU will see both collaborating on safe city initiatives aimed at improving the wellbeing of all residents

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Huawei, Dubai Police partner to create a safer city  Huawei and Dubai Police will work together to identify how innovative Huawei solutions can be deployed to aid in crime prevention and reduction, improve road safety through the reduction of accidents and fatalities
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  May 30, 2016

Huawei has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dubai Police that will see both parties collaborating on a long-term initiative to support Dubai becoming a smarter, safer city for residents, as-well-as a safer and happier society.

Under the agreement, Huawei and Dubai Police will work together to identify how innovative Huawei solutions can be deployed to aid in crime prevention and reduction, improve road safety through the reduction of accidents and fatalities, plus share knowledge on the latest innovations safeguarding cities around the world.

"Huawei is excited to be collaborating with Dubai Police on such an important initiative that is in-line with Dubai's 2021 vision to become a city of happy, creative and empowered people with Dubai being the preferred place to live, work and visit," said Mr. Fan Si Yong, vice president at Huawei, Enterprise, Global.

"Huawei's cloud-based Intelligent Surveillance solution works like the ‘eyes and ears' of any safe city deployment, providing 24/7 high definition surveillance and recording with smart features like video summary, intelligent search and facial recognition, making it easy to find critical information quickly through vast amounts of video."

The MoU builds on the success of Huawei's Safe City Summit which was held earlier this month in Dubai and saw a global gathering of government leaders from the public safety and security sector. The summit provided insights on how cities around the world are deploying new ICT solutions by Huawei to protect their city's property and assets, the safety of its citizens and visitors, and its emergency-service operations.

"Dubai Police is at the forefront of technological innovation as per the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai," said H.E. Expert Major General Khamis Mattar Al Mazeina. "We are collaborating with Huawei to see His Highness's vision achieved by ensuring that Dubai Police remains an innovation leader and is leveraging best-practice approaches and technologies being deployed around the world."

Furthermore, Huawei's Smart Road Safety solution is capable of automatic number plate recognition and can easily track a vehicle across a city through video surveillance. Its smart features include capturing illegal activity like speeding, running a red light, wrong turn and so forth to increase traffic safety and reduce accidents. The solution can also generate multiple reports about traffic status in city and support related departments to make better decisions.

Big data and the Internet of Things play a crucial role in smart city developments, and aims to solve concerns around transportation, energy supply, social infrastructure, economic stability, as well as physical infrastructure and security.

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