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Accela agrees partnership with SIRA to create safer Dubai


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Accela has announced that the Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA) has gone live with a new security regulation and licensing system powered by Accela technology. The system will manage all licensing, inspection and auditing for security service providers to help create a safer city. In doing so, Dubai becomes among the first cities in the world to regulate private security activities using modern technology.

“SIRA’s new security regulation and licensing solution shows its commitment to modern tools that provide citizens with smart services, accelerate operations and help Dubai meet its 2021 development goals,” says H.E. Khalifa Ibrahim Al Sulais, the Executive Director of SIRA. “We selected Accela’s platform because of its robust, scalable and flexible features that were essential to raising the quality of services provided by SIRA and ensuring best safety and protection practices across Dubai.”

“The City of Dubai has consistently shown leadership in leveraging cutting-edge technology to improve citizen service delivery and solve civic problems, especially in emerging regulatory markets,” says Khaled Jaouni, Managing Director International and leader of Middle East Operations at Accela. “SIRA’s new groundbreaking effort to strengthen critical local infrastructure in partnership with Accela will help build a secure, thriving community with its eye towards the future.”

SIRA’s new security solution helps address these emerging threats by streamlining licensing, inspection and auditing processes for all Security Service Providers in Dubai, including security companies, equipment vendors, private security guards and businesses that require security services. The new system will automate and fast-track previously manual processes, improve accuracy and reduce counter visits. SIRA’s system is fully integrated with all internal and external approval entities across the UAE, including Smart Dubai, the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, Department of Economic Development and Dubai Municipality. By leveraging Accela’s technology, SIRA will help the Dubai government meet the safety components of its 2021 vision and Smart Cities and Governments paperless initiative.

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