Rain as data in Smart Cities

    In many ways, we’ve only scratched the surface of the potential for network cameras as intelligent sensors. And while IP cameras have traditionally been seen as primarily supporting safety and security, some of the most interesting new applications – particularly within Smart Cities – are coming from areas beyond surveillance. A great example comes from […]

      Smart cities: The correlation of cause and effect

      The concept of a ‘smart city’ can be seen as a cluster of city improvement plans that address multiple challenges. These can relate to transport, mobility, air quality, noise levels, water management, architectonic barriers, maintenance optimization, street and outdoor lighting, urban development, and other areas. These aspects are ultimately all related to each other – […]

        Bright Outlook for Smart Cities

        Everyone knows video cameras are used in cities for tasks like traffic monitoring, basic surveillance and other security needs. But did you know that there are numerous other scenarios where they could help improve the way people live and work, and the way cities function? I’ve listed several use cases that perhaps you haven’t thought […]

          Video surveillance cameras: Not just for security anymore

          It used to be that video surveillance was considered just a security application. Organizations would use cameras to ‘keep an eye on things’ in mainly a defensive or preventive posture. In large companies, those using video surveillance would typically hold a security role. Today, the capabilities of video make it a useful tool for a […]