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 […]

      “What the heck is a smart city?”

      Despite the global smart city hype, with daily headlines about new smart city projects, cities competing to be the smartest and governments around the world investing billions in smart cities, I frequently hear someone say “But what the heck is a smart city?”. Today, many of us turn to Google to find quick answers, and […]

        Implementing IoT Technology within a Real-Estate platform model

          The rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) has propelled us into a new information age in which data is now king. Businesses are beginning to collect, store and utilise data generated from smart, network connected devices in increasingly intelligent ways, which has created new opportunities also within the real-estate industry. The most effective […]

          Macro trends affecting public transportation

          Public transport is the lifeblood of a city, moving millions of inhabitants to their destinations and connecting different boroughs. To put the number of people relying on public transport into perspective, in 2016, the average weekday New York subway ridership was 5.7 million. If public transport were to cease, the city would seize up. Yet […]

            When public-private becomes a reality in Smart Cities

            Strength lies in unity, as the saying goes. Without a doubt, it is necessary for a Smart City to have integrated public and private safety and security systems, with public entities and private stakeholders no longer working in silos. Globally this is starting to take off, with some very successful use cases proving the importance […]

              Sustainable security solutions—protecting people, planet and profit.

              More and more organizations in the security industry, whether manufacturers, integrators or security personnel, operate with sustainability in focus. Yet, despite this emphasis, many still face a similar challenge: How does one successfully develop, introduce or use technology solutions and truly comply with sustainability’s three goals (or pillars), environmental stewardship, profit and business ethics, and […]