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 […]

          Reflections on Smart City Expo World Congress 2017

          Following a highly successful event, I wanted to share my thoughts and experiences from Smart City World Expo 2017. The growth and momentum of any industry or sector can often be judged by the increasing interest and attendance at the key exhibitions and conferences. This certainly seemed to be the case in Barcelona, where the […]

            Smart City crime prevention: How the City of Detroit reduced violent crime by up to 50%

            When a city is looking to invest in smart city solutions, safety is often one of the key drivers for implementing an initiative. Crime prevention can be aided through smart surveillance by enabling authorities to have real-time access to video surveillance systems. The goal is to spot potential incidents that threaten security and manage events as […]

              Intelligent prevention – how technology can help reduce UK rail suicides

              In the past two years, there have been a staggering 490 suicides and suspected suicides on the UK rail network. These actions, of course, have a long-lasting impact on friends, family, witnesses and emergency first responders. Ultimately, those who are burdened with seeing such an event often require ongoing support, affecting both their work and […]