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| 22 February, 2018

A smart dog with 360 degree view to ensure home security in Dubai

The smart dog can not only produce sounds but it also has a sound input so it can understand when people talk to it.

Two robotic arms manufacturing something in laboratory while female engineer is in the background.

Two robotic arms manufacturing something in laboratory while female engineer is in the background.

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UAE - The smart dog can identify people from a long distance and warn the house owner and police.

Move over K9 dogs. The Dubai Police display Home Security Smart Dog for an extra pair of eyes (or cameras) to guard your house. A model was displayed as part of the UAE Innovation month exhibit at the City Walk in Dubai.

"The smart dog weighs 35kg. It has a CCTV camera atop with 360 degree view which is Wifi enabled. It can transmit images directly to the house owner or to the police operations room," said Abdulsalam AlHammadi, chief executive officer of Innovation Kingdom, the company that is building the device in cooperation with Dubai Police.

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The smart dog can not only produce sounds but it also has a sound input so it can understand when people talk to it. It can sit, stand, walk on the ground and even shake hands. It is equipped with distance sensors which allow it to identify when people are coming from far away and give warning signals to the house owner.

"This is a Stage 1 device and it is aimed at securing homes and embassies in the UAE. We are working on the next model which will be focused on securing communities as a whole and catching criminals. It may take another year to come up with that model," he added.

They are also working with the Dubai Police to make the smart dog run for long distances, enable it to identify narcotics and other banned substances.

"Our idea is such that when a police official walks in the mall, there could be a smart dog walking alongside him and at the same time through the camera it could send information to the police operations room if there are wanted people through face recognition technology."

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