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 – […]

      A Head for Heights: Virtual Reality Weather Cameras Create Stunning Mountain Panorama

      The world’s highest lookout tower made out of wood, the Pyramidenkogel in Carinthia, Austria, now has the world’s first weather panoramic camera with virtual reality. Based on two smartly-combined cameras from Axis, the PanoCloud service from the Austrian company WMS WebMediaSolutions automatically creates a high resolution 360° panoramic image from hundreds of single images several […]

        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 […]

          Security and networked communications converge to create powerful enterprise solutions

          Communications and security systems – they’re two different animals in your company, right? Phones, networks, video links – generally under the IT domain; whereas security systems are typically managed elsewhere. But these organizational silos & technology walls are coming down. The lines that demarcate different types of technology are becoming blurred. This is being driven […]

            Next stop: a lasting sense of citizen security

            The explosive growth in urban population and commuter traffic forces many cities to rethink how they manage citizen security and their urban transport systems. This was certainly the case for the city of Vicente López just north of Buenos Aires. A large percentage of its population of around 300,000 commute daily to Buenos Aires – […]