300,000 CCTVs set up in 7,000 locations in Abu Dhabi

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More than 300,000 CCTV cameras are installed in 7,000 different entities and public places to ensure safety in the Capital, official from Abu Dhabi Monitoring and Control Center (MCC) reported.

“We are government department established by the Executive Council of Abu Dhabi. There are 301,798 certified cameras installed at 7,029 entities in Abu Dhabi. Our main aim is to ensure safety and security in the emirate of Abu Dhabi. Our goal is to protect entities. In case of any untoward incident, CCTVs work as the crucial evidence,” the MCC official explained.

The installed cameras avenues to multiple coverage which aids in monitoring bandits, he added.

“The cameras help to identify a person through face recognition, detect other physical features in the background and capture number plate of vehicle.”

Moreover, the agency issues permits and approvals to install the cameras, as officials visit facilities and suggest where to put up the cameras.

“We provide necessary equipment and suggest cost-effective ways. We also extend all necessary support with regards to CCTVs or even issues with the CCTV contractors,” he added.