Hassantuk’s State-of-the-Art Smart System Increases Efficiency of Emergency Service Response to Fire and Life Safety Alarms
Khalifa University of Science and Technology today announced all the buildings on its two campuses are now connected to the Hassantuk safety system, which is integrated with Civil Defense Command Centre in the UAE, in line with an agreement with Injazat, the UAE’s leader in digital transformation.
A strategic public-private initiative between the UAE Ministry of Interior and Injazat, Hassantuk is designed to increase the efficiency of emergency services’ responses to all fire and life safety emergency alarms through a state-of-the-art smart system. This helps to cut down response times and increase efficiency to all emergency events across the UAE, reducing danger to life and damage to property.
For Khalifa University, the Hassantuk system will send the alarm in real time to the Command and Control Center, if smoke or fire is detected. The Center will contact the Khalifa University Facilities Management (FM) team to check whether it is real or a false alarm. The FM service provider will verify and repair the false alarm, but in case of real fire, the Civil Defense team will arrive immediately.
Dr. Ebrahim Al-Hajri, Senior Vice President, Support Services at Khalifa University, said: “We are delighted to partner with Hassantuk to ensure a safe and environmentally-sound environment, suitable to the Khalifa University community of students, faculty and staff. Such an environment, which always remains our priority, is the most conducive to learning and imparting knowledge. We believe connecting our premises to Hassantuk will further emphasize the importance we place on health, environment and safety measures in all areas across our campuses, research centers and facilities.”
Ayman Alsebeyi, General Manager at Hassantuk, said: “Hassantuk is one of the world’s first federal fire and life safety services that is designed not only to help save lives and property but also to assist educational institutes like khalifa University to ensure the safety of its buildings and visitors.
Hassantuk is proud to work with forward thinking companies and educational institutes such as Khalifa University. By sharing the same customer centric vision of a safer community, helping them provide their students and faculty with a safer choice.
Hassantuk continues to provide 24×7 round the clock protection for connected buildings, creating a safer, smarter community.”
The Khalifa University campuses promote a safe, environmentally-sound environment, conducive to the highest level of education and research. The Facilities Management (FM) department is responsible for the wellbeing of students, faculty, staff, contractors and visitors on the campuses, and for the campus environment. The Khalifa University Facilities Management (FM) system has been developed to meet the requirements of the Abu Dhabi Emirate and relevant international standards. It aims to create and sustain a positive and productive study and work environment that stimulates creativity, while ensuring health and safety of students, faculty and staff, as well as improving conservation and management of natural resources.
From schools and hospitals, residential and commercial buildings, warehouses and workshops, Hassantuk monitors connected buildings fire alarm systems 24/7 from a central control room, liaising with Civil Defense Operators and emergency services to transmit fire and life safety events with greater detail and speed. Its advanced AI engines generate regular operational and business intelligence reports for Civil Defense and the Ministry of Interior, while its dedicated online dashboards and real-time messaging enable building owners to constantly monitor their properties, adding an additional layer of information and actionable intelligence.
English Editor Specialist
4 March 2022