Dubai allocates $136m to boost security standards

21 Jun 2010

(MENAFN) The National reported that the Dubai police will spend $136 million on security technology this year with the aim of having cameras everywhere following the assassination of a top Hamas commander in January.

Surveillance needs to be ramped up to meet the growing requirements of an expanding city, According to Dubai police chief Dahi Khalfan Tamim.

There are 25,000 security cameras in Dubai and the number will increase as police begin to install a new type of smart camera that can rotate to cover what were once dead spots, he said.

However, the police chief asserted that residents in Dubai need not worry about their privacy as cameras are installed everywhere.

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