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 […]

      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 […]

        How to Bridge the Gap Between Healthcare Security and Law Enforcement

          This post is also written by guest author, Robert “Mickey” Watson, CHPA, CHEP, Operational Consultant / Risk Specialist at Skynet Integrations LLC. Read more about Mickey at the bottom of this page. What is the role of law enforcement professionals in healthcare settings? In the case of a violent incident at a healthcare facility, […]

          Public and private surveillance collaboration efficiently tackles crime

          Strength lies in unity, especially when forces join to tackle crime. Without a doubt, it is necessary for a smart city to have integrated public and private safety and security systems. This ensures the highest level of protection for a city and its citizens, without any sector working in a silo. Globally this is starting […]

            Fight crime more efficiently using connected video

            Law enforcement teams around the world share fundamental objectives, but also key challenges. Their inspiring long-term mission is to keep citizens safe and secure. But in the day-to-day reality, they struggle with the practicalities of preventing, deterring and solving crime. At times, new technologies have arisen to make their job more efficient – from police […]

              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 […]