Eyewitness testimony: What did you really see?

    Eyewitness testimony has become an important area of research in cognitive psychology and human memory. In court cases, juries tend to believe eyewitness testimony and generally see it as a reliable source of information when it comes to identifying perpetrators, or discussing details of a crime scene. However, how much of what witnesses say is […]

      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, […]

        How body worn cameras will lead to smarter, safer cities

        Announcing our first body worn camera solution, we have an eye not only on the immediate benefits body worn cameras can bring to law enforcement and private security companies, but other areas of life where the presence of a body worn camera can have a positive impact. The urban environment is an obvious place where […]

          Access control in smart cities: improving citizens’ security and everyday life

          You often see tragedies in movies where criminals take control of a city by hacking the network and changing traffic lights to create major car incidents. Fortunately, in the real world physical access control acts as fail safe to limit the impact of these incidents, even after a network has been breached. With a growing […]

            3 ways that audio solutions can contribute to a smarter and safer city

            In the discussions around smart cities – there are different types of sensors to more efficiently manage a city’s resources – the role of audio can sometimes be overlooked. In reality, audio can be used as a valuable compliment and even an alternative to cameras or other IoT sensors in cities. Selecting a modern connected […]

              Building smart cities for real: Reflections on Smart City Expo World Congress 2019

              I have been speaking about smart cities for several years now and, as part of this, I was often asked to define, “What is meant by a smart city?” However, now that smart cities are no longer just concepts, the conversation has started to shift.  Technological developments have led to a rapid rise of smart […]