Security cameras on Dubai streets soon

Dubai authorities intend to install advanced security cameras on the city’s streets within the next few days as part of an ongoing plan to control crime, a senior police officer was reported on Thursday as saying.

The new cameras will also monitor traffic on roads and are among the most advanced security photographic devices, said Brigadier Khalil Al Mansoori, director of the criminal investigation department.

“The cameras will be installed in several areas in the next few days…they are not many but have advanced features,” he told the Arabic language daily Alittihad.

The paper said the new cameras are part of a Dh500-million plan approved by Dubai’s authorities to deploy high-tech security cameras through the Gulf’s business and tourism hub to control crime and road traffic.

Around 25,000 security cameras currently dot the streets of the city of more than two million. “We have a plan to extend the use of these cameras to all places and areas in a way that will not violate people’s privacy,” Mansoori said.

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