SIRA Approved CCTV Companies in Dubai – Are you looking for one?
QuickData is one of the best SIRA approved CCTV companies in Dubai.
At QuickData we have a lot of experience in CCTV systems. As a SIRA approved CCTV company in Dubai, we have installed security cameras for many types of companies. These include hotels, restaurants, offices, shops, and schools. We have also installed CCTV cameras in warehouses, buildings, and villas. We have an excellent reputation in Dubai. Our customers say that we are one of the best CCTV companies in Dubai.
We have SIRA’s approval for the following activities:
– Security Control and Alarm Equipment Trading
– Security and Surveillance Systems Installation and Maintenance
Being a SIRA approved CCTV company in Dubai, we fully understand the CCTV installation requirements for different types of businesses. This knowledge, and our CCTV installation experience helps us in providing the solution to our customers. As a result our customers get the SIRA NOC faster than most others. Due to our excellent support, we also retain their trust and goodwill, and in turn, we benefit from their loyalty to us.
What is SIRA Dubai?
SIRA Dubai is a government body responsible for managing the security industry in Dubai. SIRA is short for Security Industry Regulatory Agency. Dubai government created SIRA in 2016 to work as an independent agency. Before SIRA, the Department of Protective Systems (DPS) of Dubai Police managed this responsibility.
The agency controls the licensing of all security activities in Dubai. These activities include guarding services, security system sales, installation, and consulting. Without SIRA’s approval, no company can have these activities on its trade license. SIRA approves both new licenses of security companies, as well as their license renewals.
Dubai government requires that companies engaged in certain types of business activities should install a surveillance system on their premises. These are mainly banks, money exchanges, jewelry shops, hotels, shopping malls, sports clubs, and SIM card traders. In addition, some businesses are also required to install an intruder alarm system. Installation of a CCTV system is also mandatory for all multi-tenant buildings and villa compounds.
A new business with any of the above activities cannot get its license without an electronic surveillance system in place. SIRA releases its NOC for a new trade license, only after a SIRA auditor has approved the installed surveillance system. Similarly, for existing businesses, the auditor’s PASS report is required to get SIRA NOC for trade license renewal.
What are the CCTV installation guidelines of SIRA?
SIRA has specific CCTV installation guidelines for different types of businesses. These guidelines specify the installation locations of the cameras and the essential camera features. Other things defined are the Field of View (FoV) of cameras and the image sizes for different areas. SIRA has also set the minimum acceptable resolution and frame rate of the video recording. The agency has also defined the minimum days of recording that should be available at the site.
A recent regulation issued by SIRA requires that all CCTV recorders should connect to SIRA’s control room. For this purpose, SIRA provides a device called the Video Guard. It is mandatory to connect the Video Guard to the recorders locally and to SIRA server over the internet. To know more about the SIRA installation guidelines visit SIRA’s website.
How does the SIRA approval process work?
SIRA manages the approval process for CCTV systems through its online portal. Besides SIRA and its authorized auditors, only the SIRA approved CCTV companies have access to this portal. SIRA calls these approved CCTV companies as “Security Service Providers” (SSPs).
The approval process works as follows. First, the SSP creates your company’s account on the portal. The SSP then uploads all the details of the CCTV system. These details include model numbers, IP addresses, and camera to recorder mapping. The SSP also uploads a schematic diagram and creates a maintenance agreement on the portal. The SSP also verifies with SIRA the connection of the Video Guard system with SIRA server. If successful, SIRA issues a connection certificate and uploads it to the portal.
Once the SSP completes the upload of all documents to the portal, he requests for an audit. On the receipt of the audit request, SIRA assigns an auditor to check your CCTV system. The auditor schedules a time with the SSP and visits the site to verify the CCTV system.
If the auditor finds that the CCTV installation doesn’t meet SIRA’s requirements, he issues a FAIL report. Based on the auditor’s comments, the SSP rectifies the CCTV system and re-applies for inspection. This process continues until the auditor passes the CCTV system. Once the auditor uploads the PASS report on the portal, the SSP applies for and gets SIRA NOC.
How to get SIRA NOC for Trade License?
Dubai government has made it mandatory for all buildings to install a video surveillance system. For new buildings, the submission of CCTV design drawings is now a mandatory requirement. Dubai Municipality does not release the construction permit for a new building until it receives the CCTV design drawings. There are strict controls enforced by the municipal authorities. They accept only the CCTV drawings stamped by a SIRA approved consultant.
Similarly, after the completion of the building, Dubai Municipality requires submission of SIRA NOC to issue the Building Completion Certificate.
Given below is the step-by-step process to obtain SIRA NOC.
S#01: You select a SIRA approved Security Service Provider (SSP).
S#02: SSP gets CCTV design drawings from a SIRA approved Consultant.
S#03: You submit these CCTV drawings to the Municipality to get Construction Permit
S#04: SSP Installs the CCTV cameras and recorders and configures and tests them
S#05: SSP creates your account on SIRA portal and uploads details of CCTV system
S#06: SSP installs the Video Guard system and verifies connection with SIRA server
S#07: SIRA issues a connection verification certificate and uploads it on the its portal
S#08: SSP applies for an audit inspection
S#09: SIRA assigns an auditor to inspect your CCTV installation and issue a report
S#10: SSP gets NOC from SIRA, once auditor approves the CCTV installation