To prevent crime and strengthen security, authorities say that they are preparing for an emirate-wide installation of security cameras at critical buildings, public spaces and streets.
The cameras are part and parcel of a new Ras Al Khaimah Police project dubbed ‘Himaya’, which means Security or protection in Arabic. CCTV installation will be mandatory in all locations identified as desirable by authorities.The project is expected to take 18 months to complete.
Ras Al Khaimah Police said they informed all government departments about the decision and have given notice they have only two months to install the cameras in their premises.
The monitoring cameras should meet specifications and should store digital images for up to 90 days. Only police will be allowed to examine the camera in case of any crime in one of those premises.
Ras Al Khaimah Police will have deeper and wider coverage, improved rapid response, sharper investigation and evidence tracking abilities, as well as increased transparency.