The UAE’s leading smart and green facility management company, Farnek, underscored its security credentials with a slew of new and retained contracts worth more than AED42.4 million (11.54 million) in the last 12 months.
The company has had success in security contracts across a wide range of industries, including energy, healthcare, finance, manufacturing, education, residential, events and exhibitions, construction and government, where it will mobilize 420 members at sites in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah and Umm Al Quwain to provide a range of security services, including guarding, maintenance, monitoring and surveillance, inspections and site reports, among others.
Markus Oberlin, CEO of Farnek, said: “At Farnek, we provide industry-leading security solutions that incorporate flexible, integrated technologies and are supported by highly skilled security personnel. This resonated with many of our customers and partners and is representative of the demand that has seen our security division experience unprecedented growth over the past 12 months.
Safety and security
“Our main objective is to ensure the safety and security of our customers’ facilities. To achieve this, all of our personnel have gone through a rigorous vetting process and come from a variety of backgrounds, including the armed forces and police departments, ensuring they are well-versed to tackle any situation.
New healthcare contracts include RR Facility Management, a specialist in providing PCR testing center services, in the Northern Emirates, with 50 security guards to oversee operations. Elsewhere, 15 Farnek security staff will be employed at Unilab sites in Dubai and Ajman.
In the real estate sector, Farnek will deploy 14 employees in the new 23 Marina development in Dubai. Meanwhile, wins in government, construction and the financial sector include the Federal Human Resources Authority, Ramky Enviro and Banque Misr respectively.
In terms of security automation, Farnek uses technologies based on the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud, machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) in the security operations of the company. The company has successfully developed the HITEK 4.0 solution, a Huawei-based AI-based surveillance system that monitors local CCTV and remote channels. Integrated with our 24/7 operational control center, the AI element addresses behaviors such as loitering through facial recognition and personal attributes.
To digitize the incident management process and increase resilience through enhanced operational capabilities, Farnek has also developed its in-house Security Plus mobile app, which captures real-time information from customer sites.
“This technology allows us to identify and document the full spectrum of security-related activities, ensuring that our contractual commitments are met and customer satisfaction is achieved,” Oberlin added.
The unique Android watch that is programmed, coded and developed in-house and provides attendance and incident reports, call facilities, geofences, photo and video functions and health monitoring further improves information Farnek’s award-winning security credentials. All watches are connected to the company’s 24/7 command and control room in the village of Farnek, Jebel Ali.
The control center uses 5G and is Wi-Fi 6 enabled, which means Farnek can take advantage of increased bandwidth, ultra-low latency and enhanced security to connect assets across multiple sites so that they can be monitored and managed centrally. Guards can also be provided. with real-time updates.
Farnek recently won a series of prestigious accolades, with Dubai Police commending the company for best safety practices at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Al Qudra – the largest solar park in the Middle East. The Abu Dhabi Police General Command recognized Farnek for his outstanding efforts and cooperation. Finally, at the recent FM Middle East Awards, Farnek was named Security Company of the Year 2022.
State of the art
“By listening to what our customers want and providing them with expert information and cutting-edge technology, we are able to offer a service that eclipses any other product on the market in the UAE,” Oberlin said.– TradeArabia Press Office