Using KPIs to measure smart city progress

    There is a wide range of definitions for “what makes a smart city”. It’s a question that doesn’t have a straight and universal answer as it means different things to different people. Another question that’s at least as important is “how do you create a city smart”. Because no matter what it means to you, … Continued

      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 … Continued

        Empowering flexible and scalable solutions with modular cameras

        We are all familiar with traditional video surveillance cameras in retail stores, at banks, as we travel through airports or eat at restaurants. Over the past several decades, security cameras have become almost ubiquitous in our daily lives. They might blend into the background yet are still instantly recognizable: a dome in a ceiling, perhaps, … Continued

          Fighting fire with cameras – an innovative and logical step forward

          Thousands of fires are recorded by fire and rescue services every year. These can have wide ranging causes, but the effect is always devastating if not immediately halted. Devastating wildfires such as the recent Maui Fires of August 2023 and the Australian bushfire season of 2019-20 –colloquially known as the Black Summer – are sobering … Continued

            How surveillance technology can help cities achieve their sustainability goals

            Sustainability is an objective high on everyone’s agenda. In every nation across the globe, we all have a responsibility and role to play in building a more sustainable future. Cities have a disproportionate impact on the environment. As major economic drivers producing over 80% of the world’s GDP, they also produce more than 70% of … Continued

              Network intercoms: Keeping patients safe and secure

              Over the past few years, healthcare facilities have been under immense pressure. While the pandemic has now eased, many hospitals and long-term care facilities remain resource-strapped and understaffed. How can you continue to provide quality care amid rising staff shortages? With limited funding, what can you invest in to help your facilities long term? As … Continued