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 […]

      How IP intercoms can enhance video surveillance systems

      Customer attitudes and demands have continued to shape the security sector, driving ongoing market and industry changes. As a result, new use cases have emerged for security and safety, related to building access, communication and control across a variety of sectors. These have set the scene for security professionals to rethink how intercom technology is […]

        Using video surveillance to reduce retail shrinkage

        With competition from online retailers and changes to in-store shopping habits, securing profit margin is becoming more important than ever. Loss of inventory through theft – either by employees or customers – can represent a significant challenge to retailers. In fact, European retailers lose roughly €49bn a year from shrinkage, while in the US this […]

          Tackling the issue of noise pollution in smart cities

          Noise pollution is the second most damaging environmental threat to human health of the modern day. This may come as a surprise to many. Sure, it can be annoying hearing the constant thrum of traffic or music from a club in the early hours, but second most dangerous? Unfortunately, it is very much the case. […]

            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. […]

              Understanding the options and costs of airport perimeter protection

              It is no surprise that having robust perimeter protection to mitigate against the threat of intrusion is a top priority for airports. In an updated whitepaper, we review some of the technical options available to airports to effectively deter and detect perimeter intrusion in the most cost-efficient way. Addressing the challenges of airport perimeter protection […]