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DUBAI: Jewellers in Dubai have said that compliance with the exacting requirements of Dubai Police to monitor their stores with the the latest technology have ensured they are 100 per cent safe.

Their remarks come in the wake of the Dubai Police annoucning on Saturday that no robberies were reported in Dubai-based gold and jewellery stores in all of 2019.

Brigadier Jamal Salem Al-Jallaf, Director of the General Department of Criminal Investigation at Dubai Police, said:  “Last year, we set a time limit for 321 businesses to implement the new security conditions in a step to achieve zero per cent on the robbery crime index,” Al-Jallaf said.

Brig. Al-Jallaf said that Dubai Police pays close attention to the Gold Souq and jewellery stores, considering the significant role they play in the economy of the emirate.

It's down to strict security measures: Dubai ensures the application of safety procedures following international standards and the latest technologies supported by artificial intelligence systems, the official added.

How it works

Explaining how the tech system works, Shamlal Ahamed, Managing Director, International Operations, Malabar Gold & Diamonds, told Gulf News: “Being proactively compliant with Dubai Police’s integrated alarm system and video monitoring system has played a major role in this positive outcome.

"All our stores have high definition interior and exterior CCTV systems which help us to identify any risks. Our integrated ERP is used to enforce controls on inventory at all points," added Ahamed.

"By ensuring the proper perimeter security systems in our stores along with educating our staff members have helped our stores to be safe and crime free in 2019,” Ahamed said.

Joy Alukkas, Chairman and MD, Joyalukkas Group, said: “We are extremely thankful to the Dubai Police for ensuring zero crimes in 2019. What is more commendable is their constant effort and commitment to develop new smart technologies to make jewellery stores in Dubai 100 per cent crime proof.

"We are thrilled with the various innovations that the Dubai Police Innovation lab is working on, they have taken the effort to understand all the security issues that a jewellery store can face and are developing systems to manage all the possible loopholes. A zero crime rate will also help Dubai retain its position as the City of Gold’.