UAE: New digital system to assess fire readiness in all buildings, facilities – News
‘Hassantuk’ smart fire alarm systems had been installed in over 26,065 homes by 2021
The Abu Dhabi Department of Civil Defense has launched a new integrated electronic field survey system that will help monitor and determine the level of compliance with fire prevention and safety requirements across all vital buildings and facilities of the emirate.
The decision is to assess the state of fire readiness in all buildings and facilities in Abu Dhabi through an integrated digital system.
The digital system links all buildings and other facilities to spatial data maps and will help firefighters plan and implement their tasks.
Lt. Col. Issa Abdullah Al Marzouqi, Director of the Department of Operations and Commander of the Authority’s Digital Transformation, explained that the launch of the system is in line with the strategic plans of the Digital Transformation Team in cooperation with the Department of municipalities and transportation.
“The system is based on integration with the systems of strategic partners to allow civil protection centers to impose the necessary measures to improve fire prevention and security requirements in sites and installations, automate operations on the field and create a database for authority preparedness, preparedness, response and protection capabilities, in a way that enhances the protection of life and property,” Al Mazrouqi said.
Captain Dr Yazid Yaslam Al Kathiri, director of the Smart Inspection System initiative, said the system documents all rounds and plans of field investigations of sites and facilities. It links them to spatial data maps, from the planning phase of the field visit to the phase of assessment and follow-up of observations or violations, including implementation.
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Last year, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) announced that “Hassantuk” smart fire alarm systems had been installed in more than 26,065 homes, including 10,800 homes for low-income families in the United Arab Emirates. over a period of three years.
The Intelligent Command and Control (Hassantuk) solution was launched in 2018 by the UAE Civil Defense under the leadership of the Ministry of Interior to monitor and detect fire and smoke alarms in commercial buildings and residential apartments.
The Hassantuk program aims to support the achievement of the UAE’s national agenda of becoming one of the safest countries in the world as well as maintaining the reduction in the rate of fires and fire-related deaths compared to other other countries around the world, authorities said.