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MoI to Showcase Security and Smart Initiatives and Services at GITEX

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Saturday, October 11th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

The Ministry of Interior is participating in the GITEX Technology Week 2014, which kicks off tomorrow Sunday, at the Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC). The Ministry will display in its pavilion at Sheikh Saeed Hall, the latest generations of modern techniques, as well as several initiatives and smart services provided to the public. The ministry will also showcase the advanced technological systems used to support field operations, and will acquaint the public with the projects and techniques it uses.   Major General Ahmed Nasser Al Raisi, Director General of Central Operations at Abu Dhabi Police, indicated that the Ministry 14th participation in the Exhibition comes upon the directives of the Police leadership. It includes contribution from all organizational units, divided as per their direct connection to the strategic priorities adopted at the ministry and the various police general headquarters.  

Major General Al Raisi added that through the exhibition, the Ministry seeks to acquaint the public with the latest smart and e-services and projects, including the pioneering Geographic Information System (GIS) in the field of security and safety; in addition to direct communication with the public to ensure the delivery of selected awareness messages. Furthermore, he noted that the exhibition is a good opportunity to acquaint community members and visitors with the sizeable qualitative progress and the distinguished services achieved by the Ministry via the various forms of digital communication; not to mention the state-of-the-art technologies that enable the development of unprecedented smart services that will be unveiled at the exhibition.

For his part, Brigadier General Ismail Al Serkal, Deputy Director General of Central Operations at Abu Dhabi Police, noted that the participation in GITEX 2014 is the largest to date. It reflects the police’s strategy to communicate and interact with the public and various community institutions.

Adding further, he said, “Through its participation in the exhibition in the past years, the ministry has managed to showcase the array of services it offers to the public, namely its technical smart solutions and services, as well as its security systems and other surveillance systems.

Brigadier Eng. Hussein Ahmed Al Harithi, Director of Traffic and Patrols Directorate at Abu Dhabi Police, underlined that participation in Gitex reflects the importance of this prestigious technology event and its global prominent stature. The exhibition displays the latest technology-based innovations and solutions in the field of smart systems designed to enhance road safety; raise public awareness on the importance of compliance with traffic laws to reduce traffic accidents; and improve operational processes designed to achieve the primary goal of the police, to utilize the best global practices to provide high-end local services as per international standards.

Brigadier Eng. Al Harthi continued that the directorate will be displaying three of the latest and most sophisticated traffic safety projects that keep pace with the latest international practices. “These projects include the Traffic Systems Center, which was equipped with advanced software that operate as an integrated system to manage traffic practices, and to monitor and evaluate traffic flow on roads in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. They also include the recently launched Smart Towers Project, which aims to establish smart cabins to communicate constantly with drivers via large electronic boards deployed along the Abu Dhabi external roads. The third project is designed to catch motorists who jump red light, exceed legal speed limits, and misuse lanes.

Moreover, Brigadier Eng. Al Harithi noted that GITEX will be an opportunity to enhance communication with the public, through the Abu Dhabi Traffic Program to Reduce Traffic Accidents titled “Together”. As part of the exhibition, traffic awareness short movies will be screened and leaflets will be distributed to raise traffic awareness culture among visitors and educate the public through the “Tathqeef” traffic patrol.

Brigadier Eng. Al Harithi also underscored the keenness of the directorate to take part in such events and utilize technology in a bid to achieve the highest quality standards. “The school transport safety project will be showcased within a comprehensive collaboration with the Executive Committee of School Transport. This project falls in line with the common objectives of Abu Dhabi Police GHQ, the Transport Department and the Abu Dhabi Education Council.  It also personifies the UAE vision 2021, aimed at maintaining human wealth, out of the firm belief that people are the pillar and the cornerstone of any nation. “Advancing and developing traffic safety embodies the Abu Dhabi Vision 2030,” he said.

Colonel Anwar Al Mulla, Head of ICT Department at Abu Dhabi Police, noted that the electronic and smart services provided by the Ministry of Interior are diverse and vary depending on the various entities. Such services include the Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters’ website, and the electronic services’ portal, which constitutes the main gateway for e-services provided to the public.

Moreover, Al Mulla stated that the new edition of the ADP General Headquarters’ comprehensive website keeps pace with the technical developments in the field of electronic publishing; according to the latest technologies. It is also commensurate with the nature of the services that ADP General Headquarters seeks to provide in various related fields, in a distinguished and sophisticated manner, saving time and effort for its customers.

For his part, Colonel Mohammed Abdullah Al Nuaimi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Civil Defense General Directorate, stated that the Executive Office of the Federal Civil Defense Sector Development Council will unfurl at GITEX Exhibition, the Smart Civil Defense Centers project. “The project was established to reduce response time between receiving notifications and dispatching emergency teams from the Civil Defense centers in record time, according to international standards. By switching to smart centers, which are controlled by the main Operations Room, the officer in charge of receiving notifications dispatches the concerned center electronically. The system also measures response time from the moment the call is received until the first fire truck leaves the center, as per international standards, which help to reduce the response time to incidents.

The system operates by sounding the alarm, lighting the passageways and the parking space, opening the parking gates, displaying information on the accident’s location and type while firefighters head to the vehicles. The system also measures response time from the moment the call is received until the first fire truck leaves the center, as per international standards. Moreover, the system automatically implements electricity consumption rationalization and measures water levels in the tanks. .

Lieutenant Colonel Mohammad Abdullah Al Zaabi, Deputy Head of the ICT Department at Abu Dhabi Police, revealed that the Ministry of Interior will also acquaint visitors to GITEX with a number of initiatives, such as the Abu Dhabi Police services application for smart phones and tablets, which includes a set of ADP services, notably traffic tickets payment, traffic record; inquiries about registered vehicles and reserved plates to name a few. Members of the public will also be able to submit their opinions and proposals via the system, which was designed to be a gateway for smart phone-based police services.

Lieutenant Colonel Faisal Mohammed Al Shimmari, Head of the organizing committee in charge of the Ministry of Interior’s participation in GITEX 2014 and Director of the School Transport Safety Program, shed light on the partnership between Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters, the Department of Transport and the Abu Dhabi Education Council in this regard. Under this partnership, the Ministry of Interior will showcase the smart school transportation system at this year’s edition of the exhibition, along with a number of applications and services related to school transportation safety, which represent the fruit of the valuable cooperation with Saaed Company for Traffic systems as a strategic partner. It will also display its design for the management and storage of data system, in addition to the registration of smart buses developed in cooperation with EMC.  The exhibition will also feature a prototype of the latest  wearable techniques developed that will be used at this stage to ensure  child protection in school transportation,  through partnership with two strategic partners;  Saaed Company to provide  connectivity and integration,  and another local partner that represent one of the most important development and scientific research centers in the world.

Major Mohammed Saleh Al Mansouri, Director of the (Geographic Information System) GIS Security Center at Abu Dhabi Police, noted that the center will be displaying the electronic infrastructure program used to exchange federal security-sensitive geospatial data. Major Al Mansouri pointed out that the program consists of three main projects: a project to equip the GIS data rooms and disaster recovery; a project to establish the infrastructure for federal Geographic Information Systems (GIS); and a project for acquisition and installation of software and databases for Geographic Information Security Systems.

Also on display, will be the federal security-sensitive geospatial data, which represents the technological interface of digital maps for internal users. The police resources management system using GIS will also be displayed, and constitutes a sophisticated geographical system, allowing a speedy response, and support for resources and field units in their mandated tasks. He also noted that the mobile data module application for field operations will also be displayed; in addition to the geographic security analysis system.

Major Fawaz Ali, Head of the Media team at the Organizing Committee, called upon the public to visit the Ministry of Interior's pavilion and get acquainted with the latest modern technologies and smart services that will be displayed. He also noted that the media team will provide the media with daily reports regarding the Ministry of Interior's participation in Gitex. It will also interact with the public via social media networks by broadcasting messages and news about the most prominent events taking place at the pavilion via Twitter and Instagram.

For his part, Captain Majid Al Hashemi, Information Security Officer, noted that the Information Security Team at Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters will be taking part for the fourth in the prestigious exhibition, and will be announcing a number of projects, as well as making presentations as part of the awareness seminars scheduled to be organized at the Ministry’s pavilion.

He added that the Information Security Section will showcase the E-learning system, which is used to raise awareness of the ministry’s staff. It provides accurate measurement of the awareness level of staff members regarding the proposed subject, ultimately helping to establish accurate performance indicators.

Additionally, the section will be testing the security breach procedures on the services offered by the ministry, to highlight the importance of such tests in uncovering potential security gaps and preventing hackers from infiltrating these systems, as well as providing appropriate solutions to close these security gaps.

First Lieutenant Yousef Sultan bin Howil, Head of the Coordination and Follow up Team for the Ministry of Interior’s pavilion, explained that the Ministry, through its various leaderships and departments, is keen to showcase the latest smart services and programs and introduce visitors to the exhibition to the  smart services and cutting edge electronic systems it provides.

He said that several police departments took part in this year’s exhibition, which represents the largest participation at any expo so far. “Visitors will be treated to a variety of platforms and systems,” he noted; adding that the ministry’s participation in the exhibition aims to enhance the public’s awareness about the services and systems it offers, which will positively and efficiently encourage the public to properly use these systems and services.

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The Arabic-language text of this announcement is the official, authoritative version. Translations are provided as an accommodation only, and should be cross-referenced with the Arabic-language text, which is the only version of the text intended to have legal effect.


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