Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 15 December 2019

Dubai Police: Sign-up to programme to keep homes safe

Security scheme offers advice to concerned residents

Maj Gen Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, commander-in-chief of Dubai Police. Since 2017, more than 1,250 home security cameras were fitted in residential areas, with police reporting a 10 per cent decline in property theft. Pawan Singh / The National 
Maj Gen Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, commander-in-chief of Dubai Police. Since 2017, more than 1,250 home security cameras were fitted in residential areas, with police reporting a 10 per cent decline in property theft. Pawan Singh / The National 

Dubai Police urged residents to sign up to the force's home security programme as they offered a range of suggestions on how people could secure their homes after a number of break-ins in Arabian Ranches and elsewhere in the emirate.

Since 2017, more than 1,250 home security cameras have been installed in residential areas, with police reporting a 10 per cent decline in property theft.

Anyone concerned with crime in their area was called on to sign-up to the programme being run by the force's General Command and Criminal Investigation Department.

As part of the programme, Dubai Police set up information and warning boards around vulnerable communities urging residents to be mindful of home security.

Cameras were also installed in 500 homes in the Mohammad bin Rashid Housing Establishment in Oud Al Matina.

“Dubai Police [are] keen on strengthening security by implementing these plans to reduce crime rates and increase prevention,” said Colonel Rashid Abdurrahman bin Dhaboui.

“Protecting property and enhancing security and safety in society is in line with Dubai’s future vision of a safe and stable city.”

Updated: November 12, 2019 04:10 PM

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