Using KPIs to measure smart city progress

    There is a wide range of definitions for “what makes a smart city”. It’s a question that doesn’t have a straight and universal answer as it means different things to different people. Another question that’s at least as important is “how do you create a city smart”. Because no matter what it means to you, … Continued

      Breaking down the silos to create efficient smart cities

      The number of people expected to be living in cities is set to double by 2050 to some 6.4 billion urban dwellers. To cope with this population increase, and to adjust to the new needs of larger cosmopolitan environments, cities will require new and innovative ways of managing their assets and resources. This is addressed … Continued

        Insights driven by statistics are optimizing the highways network

        With thousands of kilometers of roads to cover, keeping track of the live situation across the highway network can only be effectively achieved with video surveillance. For traffic authorities, real-time intelligence provided by video surveillance enables a fast, effective response to the now, to achieve a smoother, safer flow of traffic. But for the longer … Continued

          How surveillance technology can help cities achieve their sustainability goals

          Sustainability is an objective high on everyone’s agenda. In every nation across the globe, we all have a responsibility and role to play in building a more sustainable future. Cities have a disproportionate impact on the environment. As major economic drivers producing over 80% of the world’s GDP, they also produce more than 70% of … Continued

            How advancing technology is helping first responders

            Only 51% of Americans would consider themselves comfortable living in a “smart city” according to a recent study, but “smart” is not a yes/no or an on/off absolute. “Smart” is an infinite spectrum. So of the remaining 49% of Americans uncomfortable living in a smart city, most would be surprised to learn that to some … Continued

              Obtaining valid video evidence: fast forensic search with authentication

              The availability and authenticity of video data is playing an increasingly important role in legal proceedings, providing a clearer and more accurate representation of actual events. However, security teams and law enforcement officers must be equipped with video technology that can accurately provide video evidence that can hold in court. This key requirement has driven … Continued