Spotting illegal parking with video analytics

    Vehicles parked in the red zone are a pain in the best-case scenario, and a serious danger to other road users in the worst, but Smart Cities have the potential to identify and tackle the issue quickly, preventing accidents and traffic jams. We have seen a growing trend of cities becoming “smarter”, solving everyday problems […]

      Filming rats and bats in the urban jungle of Amsterdam

      If I have learned anything since I started working in the marketing team at Axis Benelux, it is that our cameras can serve many purposes other than security.  Axis solutions can be quite useful for improving a business’ efficiency, or helping enhance the sustainability practices of an entire city. The extent of the camera’s usefulness […]

        How does surveillance help make a smarter, safer city?

        What is a Smart City? There are many different ways to answer the question “what is a smart city”, as there are a lot of potential factors that can make a city “smart”. However, there is no universally accepted definition of a smart city; it varies between cities and countries, depending on their level of […]

          Is the privacy concern unjustified?

          The general public does not consider the use of security cameras on streets and market squares as an intrusion on their personal privacy. On the other hand, clearer regulatory frameworks and procedures for managing video material and camera surveillance are sought. This is shown by a survey conducted in Sweden by KANTAR SIFO. The attitude […]

            Automating traffic incident detection with deep learning

            This post is written by Jean Marie Guyon, Sales and Marketing Manager at Citilog. Read more about Jean Marie at the end of this post. Where traffic exists, incidents will happen, and hold-ups will occur. For those tasked with keeping highways or urban roads clear and traffic flowing, the ability to minimize disruption caused by […]

              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 […]