Intersec 2015: Smart lamp posts to help report emergencies

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By Noorhan Barakat, Staff Reporter  www.gulfnews.com

Dubai: A Smart Guidance Pillar, which allows members of the public to report emergencies with the click of a button will be installed in Dubai soon, said a senior official at the Intersec on Sunday.

The smart guidance pillars (lamp posts) will inititally be installed by Dubai Civil Defence and Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA) in the DSOA area on a trial basis and then in other part of the city. The new device was on display at Intersec 2015 on Sunday.

Intersec 2015 was inaugurated by Shaikh Mansour Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and will run from January 18-20 in Dubai. Intersec is considered the world’s largest security, safety, and fire protection trade show, as it features 1,237 exhibitors from 54 countries with more than 2,000 brands.

The Smart Guidance Pillar is a solar-powered lamp post, which has a camera, an emergency button, an intercom-like device and an electronic signboard. Colonel Rashid Bin Massam Al Buflaseh, Civil Defence General-Director’s Office Manager, told Gulf News that the pillar will be tried out in its first phase within Silicon Oasis. More info