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. […]

      Smart buildings: going beyond the hype to reap the benefits

      Open technology platforms are a giant leap towards building truly smart buildings. It has been a slow start but now things are starting to pick up speed. This blog gives examples of companies that reap the benefits. In a previous blog post on smart buildings, I noted that the real estate sector has been slow […]

        Piecing the puzzle together using surveillance technology

        Could you pull off the perfect crime? If so, how would you do it and where would you start? If the movies are any indication, it must involve a long planning and research phase where every risk is calculated and effectively neutralized. A specialist team of experts collaborate and mull over how the plan should […]

          5 ways access control can transform business operations

          This post is written by Phil Campbell, European Sales Director at Quanika. Read more about Phil at the end. A major shift is taking place in the way companies and organisations operate: the way they use their buildings and manage their people. This transformation is being driven by a combination of external pressures, including the […]

            Supporting smart city objectives with a single surveillance camera

            Collaboration is key to successful smart city development. The ecosystem of different public authorities must cooperate to ensure that processes and responses across the city are optimised and efficient. One of the key challenges that we see for cities on their journey to becoming “smart”, is that authorities and organizations work in “silos” with their […]