Dubai Civil Defence introduces Life Safety Dashboard for every building in Dubai

Major General Expert Rashid Thani Rashid Al Matrooshi, Director General of Dubai Civil Defence, has announced the launch of The Dubai Life Safety Dashboard, which will be implemented in every building in Dubai. The Dashboard will allow decision-makers at Civil Defence, other government departments, stakeholders, building owners and its occupants to view the life safety status of Dubai in real time and determine their roles, responsibility and accountability in a transparent and dynamic manner.

The Dashboard will share the real-time information about the operational status of life safety. This will also enable significant transformation in how performance levels can be enhanced exponentially by sharing real-time information between all the stakeholders to act on information and participate in a transparently and collaborative manner. The enterprise-class business intelligence delivered through the dashboard will also help all government departments, building owners and residents to monitor their buildings’ health and safety status in real-time.

Commenting on the new initiative, Major General Expert Rashid Thani Rashid Al Matrooshi, Director General of Dubai Civil Defence, said: “Our organization has always been in the forefront of adapting new technologies that will help in protecting lives, properties and environment. The Dubai Life Safety Dashboard allows readers to understand complex data in less time than it would take to read similar material located in the text of a full report.”

Major General Expert Rashid Thani Rashid Al Matrooshi further said: “The Dashboard adds more power to DCD’s operations and enhances the organization’s capabilities to analyze data for better decision-making and organizational performance. It not only enhances the internal communication with regards to monitoring of the fire station and resources, but also demonstrates our commitment towards the residents. Every building owner in Dubai will be provided with their individual building dashboard that displays the health and safety status of their buildings through an innovative Dashboard. The Dashboard will also enable other Government departments to facilitate innovative services to building owners and occupants in Dubai.”

Reduced number of major incidents
The 24x7 Command Control Center has captured more than 5,996 real life safety alarms since the time of its inception. The Command Control Center has played a vital role in capturing and preventing fire and life safety incidents in Dubai. Statistics show steady reduction in serious incidents in Dubai owing to faster response and timely maintenance of life and safety systems. Since August 2008 until 31st May 2015 , there are more than 49,420 assets subscribed and 41,862 assets connected to 24x7 Direct Alarm System. In May 2015, 115 life safety incidents were captured while monitoring these connected assets.

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