du Redefines Fire Safety Experience In The UAE Using IoT

From (L-R): Martin Tarr, Chief ICT Officer at du; Ayman Alrekhaimi Alsebeyi, SVP Smart Cities & Hassantuk GM at Injazat and Rami Kichli, Senior Vice-President, Middle East & Turkey at 𝗦𝗼𝗳𝘁𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗔𝗚.𝗰𝗼𝗺

In a bid to make the United Arab Emirates (UAE) the safest country in the world, du, part of Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), and Injazat have selected Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT platform for the Ministry of Interior’s “Hassantuk” system to speed up response time and maintain the highest standards of fire safety.

With the upgraded platform, buildings and properties will continue to be monitored for smoke and fire detection 24/7. This is in keeping with the country’s smart city initiatives, which incorporate public safety, building protection and citizen-centric experiences to enhance the country’s safety and quality of life.

The newly enhanced solution connects more than 25,000 buildings to the Hassantuk Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC) via the Alarm Transmission Equipment (ATE) installed in all the buildings. In the event of a fire or a life-threatening event, the ATE will immediately send the alarm to the Hassantuk IoT platform, which will provide all the communication to the Hassantuk Command and Control Centre, enabling them to act and pass it on to the Civil Defense Command and Control Centre if required. The system will strengthen emergency response and management, providing added protection to the country’s lives, property and the environment.

Hassantuk General Manager Ayman Alsebeyi stated, “In our continued work to optimise emergency response capabilities, we are delighted to partner with advanced technology solution providers, du and Software AG, who share a common vision of driving the highest levels of prevention, safety and emergency readiness across the nation, in line with international best practices, making UAE one of the safest countries in the world.”

du Chief ICT Officer Martin Tarr added, “du has been at the forefront of accelerating progress and driving the digital transformation of industries. IoT is enabling vital advancements for industry-wide security, including fire safety, and the Software AG IoT platform takes this protection to the next level. With advanced products and cutting-edge technology, du demonstrates a sustainable commitment to supporting the public sector in protecting people and contributes to the technological advancement in the fire safety industry in the UAE.”

“IoT is revolutionising most essential industries, and the fire industry is no exception. We are privileged to play a role in redefining the fire safety experience in UAE,” said Rami Kichli, SVP, Middle East and Turkey, Software AG. “This is a big responsibility; Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT forms a robust and reliable foundation here. The technology facilitates improved visibility, lesser response times and decision-making capabilities for improved performance by the entire system. We echo the leadership’s vision to make UAE one of the leading happy and safe places to live and are aligned to work with the public sector to realise this,” he concluded.

du is known to support smart city IoT use cases and accelerate Dubai’s smart city transformation.