Dubai Police just launched another safety project to ensure maximum protection for all of us.
Words by Ayush Narayanan
If you ever find yourself in the need of assistance from Dubai’s finest, look round for the ‘SPS-Express.’ This technology looks like an open telephone booth with the Dubai Police logo and the words ‘EMERGENCY’ in big red letters.
Dubai Police says the new gizmo will allow residents and tourists who need their help to get in touch with the push of a button. That’s especially handy if you’ve lost your mobile, or it’s run out of charge.
The tower has audio and video talk facilities and a high-powered HD camera with night vision. It’s making its debut in Al Rigga, near the Metro Station, and you will soon find the ‘SPS-Express’ in airports, parks, souks, and other public areas.
Brigadier Ali Ghanim, director of Al Muraqqabat Police Station, says that the new technology “reflects Dubai Police’s keenness on seeking all technological innovations, end-to-end security solutions, systems, and services to improve police work thus spreading the sense of feeling safe and security among all residents.”