Smart Locks to Enhance Security of Gold & Jewelry Sector in Dubai

In collaboration with Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA) and Dubai Gold & Jewellery Group management, Dubai Police launched security-enhancing locks for the gold and jewelry sector, as part of the gold and jewelry shop security project, aimed at improving and enhancing sector security through a series of innovative techniques.

The inauguration was attended by Colonel Muhammad Ahli, Deputy Director, CID; Lieutenant Colonel Rashid Al Maeeni from Department of Crime Prevention; Tawhid Abdullah, Chairman of Dubai Gold and Jewellery Group; Eng. Khalid Al Hammadi, Head of Security System Compliance Center, SIRA, and a number of officers.

In implementation of Dubai Police's strategy to secure significant commercial sectors in Dubai, the General Department of Criminal Investigation submitted a security study on developing a security system aimed at strengthening security measures across the gold and jewelry sector, said Brigadier Jamal Salem Al Jallaf, Director of CID, Dubai Police. Dubai Executive Council approved the recommendations of the study, and accordingly, working teams, from SIRA and Dubai Gold and Jewellery Group management, were formed to implement the security system. The security system includes a set of security tools being rolled out to reach zero crimes in this important commercial sector.

He added that these security measures will be implemented in stages. This system will bridge gaps that can be exploited by criminal gangs and will enable police patrols to provide a quick and deterrent response. This initiative, he pointed out, comes in cooperation with strategic partners, including contributions from about 2721 shops across the gold and jewelry sector so as to upgrade the current system to The 3G tracking system. This will include integrating CCTV networks, special specifications for safes and glass frontal displays of jewels, modern systems to prevent burglaries, as well as enhanced security locks.

Brigadier Jamal Salem Al Jallaf confirmed that the security measures taken to prevent crime across the banking sector and gold shops had witnessed great progress, especially as they received direct attention from His Excellency Lieutenant General Abdullah Khalifa Al-Marri, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police, who gave directions to develop and implement  an array of programs, mechanisms and security measures in this area, driving great progress for this important sector throughout 2019 and 2020.

Tawheed Mohammed Abdullah explained that, in cooperation between Dubai Police and SIRA, new types of locks were approved to be installed within 60 days in 900 gold and jewelry shops in line with top international standards and best practice. He stressed that the fruitful cooperation between the Group and Dubai Police contributes to enhancing security and safety across the gold and jewelry district in Dubai through continuously adopting a series of measures to enhance security in the district.

The utilization of enhanced security locks help strengthen the security level on the gold market to protect private property in gold, jewelry and exchange stores, said Eng. Khalid Al Hammadi, Head of SSCC, SIRA, stressing SIRA's keenness on supporting the development of various security systems that raise security alertness and keep such stores safe and secure.

He added that the strategic cooperation between SIRA and Dubai Police will continue, with the aim of reducing crimes in all commercial sectors across the emirate. We have joint security plans and programs with a view to accomplish Dubai Government's strategic goal of ensuring public happiness, security and property protection.

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