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Abu Dhabi robbery foiled

Hikvision, the Chinese video surveillance equipment manufacturer, and their Abu Dhabi partner, Opal Protection Systems, report their part in preventing an attempted robbery at a money exchange in Abu Dhabi. A Hikvision CCTV System captured when a robed figure threatened employees with a pistol. The CCTV alerted the Abu Dhabi Police Operations Room, which dispatched officers to make an arrest (pictured). Footage of the attempted crime, posted to YouTube, has seen over three million hits.

All the money exchanges in Abu Dhabi have electronic security installed by authorised dealers under the surveillance of the police. Each is video linked to a 24-7 specialist police department, which can respond in a matter of minutes to any alert. The security system in the money exchange centre involved in the attempted robbery has 13 Hikvision IP cameras connected to a Hikvision DS-8616NI-ST Network Video Recorder (NVR). The cameras used include the DS-2CD2120F-I(W)(S) 2MP vandal-proof dome, the DS-2CD2520F 2 MP mini dome, DS-2CD2020-I 2MP IR bullet camera and the DS-2CD2D14WD 1MP mini camera.

Yousef Moharib, general manager at Opal Protection Systems Ltd, the installer, said: “The incident in the Abu Dhabi exchange centre involved a woman using a fake gun and a knife in an attempted robbery. Thanks to the Hikvision security solution installed within the exchange centre, Abu Dhabi Police were able to secure the situation within minutes and with maximum efficiency. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Hikvision for their continued support and feel that this incident has further strengthened our partnership within the region.

“We are aggressively focused on staying at the pinnacle of the systems integration industry. Our clients range from Government entities on a federal and municipal level to large enterprises throughout the Middle East. Opal offers clients a turnkey solution for its entire infrastructure requirement.”


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