Personal Dashboard for Dubai residents, visitors launched

The Dubai Civil Defence has announced the launch of the Personal Dashboard, which allows residents and visitors in the emirate to connect to its services and import personal data they wish to view on an intuitive interface. This unique way will allow residents and visitors to visualise data to keep informed and connected.

The Personal Dashboard, says Dubai Civil Defence, will empower citizens, residents and visitors by connecting them to their needs and making their daily city interactions more efficient.

Launching the new initiative, Major-General Rashid Thani Al Matrooshi, Director-General of Dubai Civil Defence, said, "Dubai’s Smart City initiatives are not merely about automation, it is about connecting people to their needs. Dubai Civil Defence cares about the safety and satisfaction of its citizens, residents and visitors. The Personal Dashboard will now enable real-time public engagement like never before. This is in extension to the Dubai Life Safety Dashboard, which assists Dubai Civil Defence and building owners in Dubai to monitor city/building live from a single screen."

"One of the greatest promises of open data is the ability to create a dashboard that will enable us to measure safety conditions in real time, this is what we aspire to achieve. A Personal Dashboard is a step towards achieving the same by collecting and displaying data from public and private sources, and from ever expanding social media network. It comprises of key metrics, such as health, family and connectedness, which can help us understand how we are doing as individuals, communities and as a city. It not only enhances the internal communication with regards to monitoring of incidents in Dubai, but also demonstrates our commitment towards the residents."

Dubai Civil Defence has been in the forefront of implementing key technologies for the future of the smart city. The Dubai Life Safety Dashboard reflects the leadership’s dedication to using technology to make municipal information more open, transparent and accessible.

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