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 […]

          Making video surveillance cyber secure in Smart Cities

          Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructures and applications are one of the main priorities of investment for Smart Cities. Local governments are willing to embrace digital transformation to interconnect public and private services to increase innovation and efficiency, enhance safety and security, improve the quality of life, provide credible measures to major city problems and boost […]

            Making Smart Video Resilient to Cyber-Threats in Smart Cities

            In 2016, IDC predicted that: “By 2019, countries with 50% of their midsize to large cities in the repeatable stage or higher of smart city maturity will be more successful in country digitization efforts” and that: “City government systems will become attractive cyberattack targets and in 2017 at least one major city will suffer a […]