The law applies to all commercial buildings such as Hotels (1 to 5 stars), Hotel Apartments, Shopping Centers, Recreational Parks, Financial and Monetary Institutions, Manufactures and Sales of Precious Stones, Cinemas, Workers' housing, Warehouses, Art Galleries, Gas Stations, etc.  


As per this new law: 


1) All Analog and IP cameras in these buildings cannot have a resolution below Full HD 1080p. 
2) All CCTV cameras in the property should be at least 2 Megapixels. 
3) All buildings must have their video surveillance systems must be remotely connected via a VideoGuard, which is approved by SIRA. 
4) All 3, 4 and 5 star hotels, luxury hotel apartments and all shopping malls must have a full IP CCTV System by 2021.  

5) All monitors must be 24/7 professional monitors with narrow bezels. 

6) Implementation of a Network Management System. (Optional as of May 2022)

7) Implementation of a Smart UPS. 


Update: As of May of 2022, SIRA has published an updated that clearly states the requirements that need to be folowed by Dubai's commercial buildings, including the implementation of a full IP CCTV System in the types of properties listed above. Further to the publishing of this updated law, SIRA has also published a separate document that mentions the amendments that have been made to laws that were published previously. 


With over 15 years of experience, MechGen Technologies has easily assisted several of its clients in passing their latest inspections, and we are currently working with several other 5 star hotels and malls to ensure a passing for their next SIRA inspections as well. 


For inquiries contact sales@mechgen.net or call 04 2659501 or 050 3426042.


To download the updated May 2022 CCTV law, click on the following link: SIRA Law (May 2022).

To download the May 2022 Law Amendments document, click on the following link: SIRA Law Amendments (May 2022).