As many as 73,375 CCTV cameras have been installed inside and outside of buildings in Ras Al Khaimah in the first half of 2017 as part of the 'Himaya' or 'Protection' system. The comprehensive surveillance system has been instructed to enhance safety, security and stability in the emirate as well as to reach zero percent crimes by 2021.
These cameras have been installed in entities like centres, shops, government departments, public institutions, mosques, hospitals, schools, hotels, jewelry shops and residential buildings to prevent, detect and track criminals. RAK police has accredited 84 service providers and trained 10,656 engineers and technicians at the American University in RAK to sell and install CCTV cameras across the emirate. More courses are planned to train and license a new batch of service providers, engineers and technicians who all must meet certain conditions and fall under follow-up inspections.