Smarter Surveillance for Safer Cities

With the GCC in a quest to build the next-generation smart cities over the next few years, security and safety remain a top priority for more sustainable development of Gulf communities. This can be driven by having a smart monitoring and surveillance system, backed up with a robust data analytics mechanism to drive actionable intelligence across homeland security and public safety entities.

With smart government services and applications being integrated with the internet of things (IOT), there is a considerable focus amongst GCC nations to modernise security operations centres (SOCs), deploy smart patrolling activities, improve the command and control operations of police forces and build safe and secure smart cities of the future.

The Smart Surveillance for Safer Cities Awards and Conference will take place from 27-28 March 2017 in Abu Dhabi, UAE, focusing on integrated city surveillance, control & monitoring mechanisms to develop smart public safety and security systems. With the GCC region expected to spend US$34 billion by 2020 across security operations and a market growing at 18.7% per year, the event is an ideal platform to discuss the deployment of next-generation technologies including smart visual surveillance, simplified communication devices and consoles, multi-server command centre integration, real-time data analytics with automated dashboards, threat intelligence combined with cyber defence and many more.

The event will have experts from homeland security agencies, police, customs, border guards, airports and ports, industrial security, armed forces across the land, air and sea that will discuss the roadmap ahead required for the tactical synergy and develop actionable intelligence across the region.

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Why attend?


Discuss ways to deploy smart surveillance technologies like CCTVs, smart sensors, ANPR etc to monitor public establishments like hospitals, government offices, mosques, metro stations and other public places


Modernising command centres and control operations with the Internet of Things (IoT) to improve response times by homeland security and public safety officials


Building unified communication systems to a single centralised virtual platform


Physical deployment of communications and command centre hardware equipment (communication consoles, network IPs, PDAs, CPE hosting, user interface software, cloud services etc)


Deploying Security Incident Event Management (SIEMs) 2.0 to build a comprehensive cyber defence mechanism


Understanding how live-feed from visual surveillance equipment can be used for predictive deployment of security forces

Who should attend?

From the following industries:

  •  Police
  •  Customs
  •  Border surveillance and security
  •  National and coast guard
  •  Specialised operations and combat units
  •  Systems information centers
  •  Civil defence and fire services
  •  Airports and ports
  •  Ministries
  •  Embassies
  •  Intelligence operations
  •  Critical infrastructure protection
  •  Criminal investigation and forensics
  •  Control and command center operations
  •  Emergency health services
  •  Municipalities
  •  Strategic studies and universities
  •  And many more…


  •  Heads of Intelligence
  •  Heads of Command & Control
  •  Heads of Security
  •  Heads of IT Security & Applications Infrastructure
  •  Heads of Data Management Centres
  •  Head of Surveillance & Monitoring
  •  Heads of Customs Security
  •  Heads of Anti-Narcotics
  •  Heads of Smart Services
  •  Heads of Network Security
  •  Heads of Anti-Narcotics
  •  Heads of Forensics
  •  Heads of Protective Security
  •  Heads of Criminal Investigation
  •  Heads of Autopsy
  •  Heads of Fingerprinting and Biometrics
  •  Heads of Plans, Policy & Strategy
  •  Heads of Procedures Development
  •  Chief Analyst
  •  Heads of GIS


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