Axis to showcase latest smart city solutions at Smart City Expo World Congress 2019
Andrea Sorri, Director, Business Development, Government, City Surveillance and Critical Infrastructures at Axis, commented: “Smart City Expo World Conference is a chance for global businesses working toward a smarter, safer future to come together and share ideas and insight on the key challenges faced by modern cities, and the solutions available to address these issues. This year we will focus on three key areas of paramount importance: public safety, mobility and environmental monitoring. These three factors can have a substantial effect of a city’s desirability, which in turn is linked to economic prosperity and growth.”
Axis will be joined by partners to demonstrate how these three pillars can be addressed by exhibiting a range of solutions, along with live presentations throughout the event featuring real-world examples of how the solutions are already being used.
The use of a unified security, connected data and intelligence approach between public and private organizations can help make cities safer. For example, the City of Atlanta, Georgia’s Police Department has launched Operation Shield, a video integration initiative that pulls video resources from private and public entities into a single command center.
The City of New Orleans is also taking a similar approach, using smart sharing and integration of data – from cameras, license plate readers and the 911 dispatch center – to help the Police to more efficiently prevent, detect and investigate crime.
A city’s traffic massively impacts the environment, which in turn affects the perception of quality of life. Video-based traffic management solutions, such as smart traffic cameras, can analyze traffic patterns so authorities can optimize traffic flow in real-time and gather data that can be used as the basis of long-term improvements. By deploying such solutions, cities not only benefit from improved mobility, but also safer roads and happier commuters.
Understanding the effect city initiatives have on the environment means authorities can ensure the well-being of their residents and the global impact they are having. Further, environmental monitoring can lead to better planning. Using solutions such as smart cameras and sensors, authorities can gather data on their city’s environment for a range of applications, from detecting weather changes to predicting potential issues that could be caused by the storms, right through to air quality analysis to reduce pollution.
Axis partners with a range of specialist companies to bring future smart city technologies to life. Axis will be joined by 12 partners so visitors can visit the booth to hear more about integrated solutions for safe cities, mobility and the environment.
Christian Chenard-Lemire, Team Lead for Intelligent Transport Systems at one of the key Axis partners, Genetec Inc., explained why and how Genetec and Axis are working together to create smart, safe road solutions: “In order for citizens to benefit from a ‘Smart City’, it must also be a ‘Safe City’. For any urban environment, safety, security, and the flow of people and goods have always been a critical factor, driving the need for new, innovative technology. Through the open-architecture, unified security platform in Genetec™ Security Center and the full integration with Axis Communications sensors and cameras, we are in a robust position to jointly lead cities towards a safer and smarter future.”
This year Eric Toffin, CEO of Citilog, and Axis company, will be speaking on“ Intelligent Transport Systems:Towards Less Congested and Safer Cities”. Eric’s talk will take place on Wednesday, November 20 at 12:20-13:10.
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Please contact Maria Santafé, Axis Communications