Centralised fire-alarm system coming to the UAE
Hassantuk is a term we'll be hearing quite a bit soon.
It's the name of the UAE's smart monitoring, alert and control system. Hassantuk is a centralised fire-alarm receiving centre that will connect all UAE buildings, residential, commercial and villas to an automated alarm-receiving centre. The centre can then request the immediate dispatch of emergency response from Civil Defence for fire and other life-threatening incidents.
It is the region’s largest system for accelerating both emergency responses and building system repairs in order to ensure 24/7 public safety. Installations of Hassantuk will begin early 2018, and it is expected to reach all buildings in the UAE by 2023, reports Gulf News.
The most unique feature of the system is that it identifies the specific type of emergency and its exact location. These features enable the Civil Defence to dispatch the right personnel and equipment to the right place at the right time.
Hassantuk will help reduce the current average emergency response time of around 13 minutes. Civil Defence will be fully aware of any fire or life-safety emergency in less than 120 seconds with its introduction, allowing the appropriate assistance to be dispatched immediately
The system will initially focus on critical national infrastructure, buildings of national importance, buildings at risk, and other priority buildings including schools, hospitals and public places. After which it will be rolled out to residential areas.