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. Reflections from Smart City 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 […]

      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 […]

        Will we see you at Smart City World Expo 2017?

        As part of our smart city initiative, we are helping cities fulfil their promise of creating safer, more mobile everyday environments. To demonstrate what is possible, we’ll be showcasing cutting edge smart city solutions at this year’s Smart City World Expo, 14-16 November, in Barcelona. Improving safety and security A key part of the smart […]

          How India is using technology to create smarter, safer cities

          According to the UN, by 2030 one in every three people globally will be living in cities with at least half a million inhabitants. While the increase in urban populations will not be without its challenges, technology presents the opportunity to create smart, safe environments. With the right systems in place, governments will be able […]

            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 […]

              Fighting fire with cameras

              Thousands of deliberate fires are recorded by fire and rescue services every year. Arsonists set fire not just to forests, but also to landfills, bins and parked cars, causing critical damage to the environment and putting the safety of citizens at risk. During 2007-2011 alone, an estimated 282,600 intentional fires per year were reported to […]