Security tightened: Ajman buildings to install surveillance cameras

Buildings in Ajman will now be monitored round-the-clock with a new decree stating the need to install surveillance cameras as an additional security measure.

The decree was issued by His Highness Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Supreme Council member and Ruler of Ajman, regulating the circulation and use of building control equipment in the emirate.

As reported in Emarat Al Youm, this decree comes at the request of Ajman Police leadership on the importance of a local legislation that would oblige owners of buildings in Ajman to install security equipment in buildings.

The decree also regulates the sale and use of such devices and equipment to enhance the preventive role of the police through use and exploitation of electronic surveillance.

Such a measure will further ensure the active intervention of security services in the shortest possible time, reduce crime, and will implement the recommendation of the Executive Board in Ajman, issued in 2016.

According to the decree, landlords of buildings will be forced to install the surveillance cameras from the date of the issuance of the decree.

Meanwhile, the decree further stipulates this law will apply to every building in existence and under construction in Ajman.

However, the decree also indicated that the competent authority may issue a written order to landlords to link the security control equipment in the building with the police network's security.

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