Over 40,000 buildings across Dubai have been connected to the Dubai Civil Defence’s Life Safety Dashboard, a system that will be used to monitor the safety status of all buildings. It enables building owners and occupants to view the life-safety status of their buildings in real time.
Through the Dubai Life Safety Dashboard, Dubai Civil Defence is extending the opportunity to building owners and residents of Dubai to participate and engage in their safety more dynamically by monitoring the health and safety of their buildings life safety system.
The Dashboard builds the bridge between residents and the Dubai Civil Defence, making engagement easy and enables it to work directly with the people to make jointly this city the safest place to live and work.
The new initiative reflects the ‘Smart Dubai’ vision of H H Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice-President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. He says: “As a smart city, government departments will be interconnected to provide faster services and information to all citizens and guests. We strive to create a new smart concept in running cities.”
“Our organisation has always been in the forefront of adapting to new technologies that will help in protecting lives, properties and environment. By using the Dubai Life Safety dashboard, Civil Defence can now track key performance metrics of both individual buildings and Civil Defence activities,” according to Major-General Rashid Thani Rashid Al Matrooshi, Director-General of Dubai Civil Defence.
He explains that the Dubai Life Safety Dashboard, which will be implemented in every building in Dubai, will allow decision-makers at Civil Defence, other government departments, stakeholders, building owners and its occupants to view the life safety status of Dubai in real time and determine their roles, responsibility and accountability in a transparent and dynamic manner.
(Read the full part of this article from the November issue of Safety Messenger Magazine 2015)