Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters (GHQ) has contracted EADS Defence & Security (DS) to prepare it a plan for an integrated police security system solution for the Abu Dhabi Emirate that could serve as a template for South Africa and its neighbours.
The said agreement was signed during IDEX 2009 in Abu Dhabi by Lieutenant General H.H. Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Interior of the United Arab Emirates and Commander of Abu Dhabi Police and by Hervé Guillou, CEO of Defence and Communications Systems (DCS) at EADS Defence & Security.
This project includes a comprehensive threat assessment, analysis of business needs and security gap analysis, system design concept as well as a complete implementation plan.
The system is intended to provide the Abu Dhabi Police with an improved intelligence capability, a comprehensive situation awareness over the whole emirate in the area under its responsibility, as well as all the necessary means for effective response command and control.
An EADS media release notes the system will utilise the most modern surveillance detection and distributed information systems. These features will be integrated with existing systems, optimising force performance and providing maximum to the Emirate and its communities.
In addition, the system shall enable Abu Dhabi Police to cooperate more effectively with all United Arab Emirates security apparatus for multi agency operations in order to face the threats and challenges for the years ahead.
“Abu Dhabi Police objective to address the security issues globally with a focus on intelligence led operation is clearly leading the way of the best practice of police modernisation. EADS is very proud to have been selected to develop this challenging objective and contribute to the Security of the Emirate” said Guillou.
Police Major General Nasser Salem Al Nuaemi, Director of the General Secretariat of the Ministry of the Interior added that the system is part of a “major exercise to implement our vision for a modern and effective police in Abu Dhabi.
“The project directly addresses one of the force key strategic priorities which is to maintain the safety and the security in the Emirate. An integrated security system is the key for Abu Dhabi Police to cope with the challenges of the very fast development of the
There is no comparable system in place and in use in Africa.