Abu Dhabi launches high-tech surveillance system

Abu Dhabi Monitoring and Control Centre launches Falcon Eye system, which provides an electronic method to observe events, and monitor and limit violations

The system will help control roads by monitoring traffic violations such as the use of hard shoulders, illegal parking and the misuse of roads.
The system will help control roads by monitoring traffic violations such as the use of hard shoulders, illegal parking and the misuse of roads.

The Abu Dhabi Monitoring and Control Centre (ADMCC) has launched the Falcon Eye system across Abu Dhabi, including Abu Dhabi International Airport, the main islands, and Bani Yas and Musaffah areas.

The Falcon Eye system links thousands of cameras spread across the city of Abu Dhabi, as well as thousands of other cameras installed at vital facilities and buildings in the capital, through an electronic interface based on smart analysis, and case by case warnings that call for action.

The central system receives a live feed from visual surveillance equipment, which are installed across the city, and displays data in an integral system that provides smart warnings and allows quick access to events and incidents, according to WAM news agency.

The system will help control roads by monitoring traffic violations such as the use of hard shoulders, illegal parking, and the misuse of roads, and by helping to deal with traffic accidents live.

Mainly beneficial to Abu Dhabi entities concerned with traffic monitoring to facilitate the management of intersections to limit traffic during peak hours, the system will also monitor significant behaviours in the city such as public hygiene, and human gatherings in non-dedicated areas.

Major General Mohammed Khalfan Al Romaithi, Commander-in-Chief of Abu Dhabi Police and ADMCC Board Chairman, said that the system is "part of the vision of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi to pursue its efforts to build a confident and safe society, and a sustainable and globally open and competitive economy."

"The continuous development the Emirate of Abu Dhabi is witnessing requires us to stay up to date with the latest global technologies and developments in this field to protect national gains and provide a suitable environment for the emirate’s progress and growth," ADMCC director-general, Saeed Saif Al Neyadi, added.

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