Andrea Sorri

About Andrea Sorri

Andrea Sorri helps put the ‘smart’ in Smart Cites for Axis, where he is responsible for key market segments, including Government & Critical Infrastructure & City Surveillance. A ten year veteran of Axis, he is based in the company’s Lund, Sweden headquarters but has also worked in Cyprus, Malta and Israel. When not looking after Axis solutions and blogging about them, Andrea enjoys family life. A native of Italy, he holds a second level college degree in Telecommunication at the Istituto Tecnico Pininfarina in Turin, Italy.

Posts by Andrea Sorri:

    Fighting fire with cameras – an innovative and logical step forward

    Thousands of fires are recorded by fire and rescue services every year. These can have wide ranging causes, but the effect is always devastating if not immediately halted. The 2019-2020 Australian bushfire season, colloquially known as the Black Summer is the perfect example, with over 18 million hectares destroyed. Fire is not a problem contained […]

      Improving livability in smart cities: How cameras and sensors add value

      According to a study from the UN, over half of humanity – 56.2 per cent, 3.5bn people – currently lives in cities and this number is estimated to rise to 5bn people (60.4 per cent) by 2030. This growth in urban populations has driven the adoption of technology in the management of city infrastructure and […]

        Cybersecurity as the foundation for smart cities

        Cybersecurity across all of a city’s departments, functions and systems has always been a challenge. As city infrastructure becomes more connected in themselves, and include millions of new connected devices and sensors, they never been more vulnerable. Whether looking to cause disruption or extract a ransom, city infrastructure has become a popular target for cyberattacks. […]

          How does surveillance help make a smarter, safer city?

          What is a Smart City? There are many different ways to answer the question “what is a smart city”, as there are a lot of potential factors that can make a city “smart”. However, there is no universally accepted definition of a smart city; it varies between cities and countries, depending on their level of […]

            The potential for MQTT in realizing the smart city vision

            The technology industry loves an acronym, and here’s one might be new to a lot of people: MQTT. And while the acronym itself doesn’t give much away, even the expanded version – Message Queue Telemetry Transport – doesn’t help a great deal more, nor give a sense of its potential. But as a communications protocol […]

              Five key trends for a smarter city

              Cities are becoming more complex and new challenges arise every day. Amidst these changes, factors such as public safety, urban mobility and environmental monitoring still remain priorities. Advanced connectivity and Internet of Things (IoT) technology supports cities in the mission to utilize their resources more efficiently and improve the management and control of urban areas. […]