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:

    “What is a smart city?”

    Despite the global smart city hype, with daily headlines about new smart city projects, cities competing to be the smartest and governments around the world investing billions in smart cities, I frequently hear someone say “But what is a smart city?”. Today, many of us turn to Google to find quick answers, and when googling … Continued

      Surveillance solutions for efficient parking management

      First impressions matter. For many businesses, schools, shopping centres, airports, and hospitals, this means that parking will play an important role in shaping the overall visitor experience. However, parking areas represent not only a secure space for visitors’ vehicles, but also an opportunity for revenue, and a key component of the flow of traffic around … Continued

        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 … Continued

          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. … Continued

            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 … Continued

              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 … Continued