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25,000 buildings connected to Civil Defence to enhance security

Operations room to get instant alert if any equipment malfunctions

Dubai Civil Defence

Jan 10, 2012, Dubai: More than 25,000 buildings have been linked to the Dubai Civil Defence operations room, which is alerted automatically if any systems in the buildings malfunction, officials said yesterday.

"The automatic alerts are not only about fires, but we are informed about any malfunction in a security system in any of these buildings, no matter how small," said Colonel Hamdan Al Raisi, Deputy Director of Dubai Civil Defence.

Speaking at a press conference yesterday to announce the launch of the 14th edition of Intersec 2012 Exhibition — the Middle East's largest exhibition and conference for security and safety — Col Al Raisi said the state-of-the-art equipment used by the Civil Defence sends immediate alerts if any sprinkler, detector or panel breaks down or is tampered with.

"Even if the water level in the tank drops, we receive notification, and will inform the landlord to top it up or repair any faulty equipment immediately," he said.

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