Cisco powers Abu Dhabi’s Falcon Eye

Cisco recently announced its further collaborative efforts with Abu Dhabi Monitoring and Control Centre (ADMCC) towards leveraging the power of Cisco’s technology solutions and innovation to support ‘Falcon Eye,’ an integrated, live surveillance system deployed across the city of Abu Dhabi.

Launched in July 2016, the ‘Falcon Eye’ project will benefit from Cisco’s state-of-the-art Data Centre architecture designed specifically to support virtualization in the Data Centre based on Cisco’s Unified Computing System (UCS). This will support the expansion of Abu Dhabi’s city-wide video surveillance project to help protect citizens and residents and provide a suitable environment for the prosperity and growth in the nation’s capital.

“Safe cities create an environment that attracts the investments, businesses, and talent necessary for economic growth and development. Interagency collaboration and real-time analytics are critical to our ability to help law enforcement provide proactive, informed policing that pre-empts incidents and responds faster to emergencies. Given their technology leadership, domain expertise and comprehensive portfolio, Cisco is the optimal partner to support the evolution of our ‘Falcon Eye’ project and to develop new uses for our capabilities.” said His Excellency Saeed Saif Al Neyadi, Director General at ADMCC.

ADMCC and Cisco are joining forces to create a more flexible, functional, and secure environment within the Data Centre. Cisco was selected for its leading cybersecurity solutions that help detect and block threats faster with Advanced Malware Protection. When complete, the Cisco cybersecurity solution will apply threat-centric visibility and control to the environment, manage unauthorized access to the network, and gain more visibility to prevent malicious behaviour.

“Keeping citizens and assets safe and secure is a critical foundation for the economic and social prosperity of any city,” said Shukri Eid, Managing Director – East Region at Cisco Middle East. “We are proud to contribute to Abu Dhabi’s vision for a confident, safe society by working closely with ADMCC to enable government agencies to better pre-empt and respond to emergencies and to safeguard the city’s inhabitants.”

The ‘Falcon Eye’ project provides coverage across the city of Abu Dhabi. It receives a live feed from thousands of visual surveillance devices distributed across Abu Dhabi, which connect into a single integrated control platform providing smart warnings and quick access to data creating events and initiating incident management. The solution is utilized by ADMCC stakeholders with functions tailored to each of their requirements and roles.