Make Way for the Metropolis: A Smart Cities Tour
More than 4.2 billion people live in cities today, with an additional 2.5 billion people expected to move into them by 2050. To keep up with the demands of this exploding population growth, many cities are incorporating smart cities technology into their operations and security apparatus to make themselves more livable, sustainable, and safer. We take a quick look at how cities around the world are making this transition.
Adopting new technology to promote public safety requires collaboration between law enforcement, city officials, technology experts, and civil rights leaders. Here are some guiding principles to help frame the conversation.
The financial services sector must meet a high bar when it comes to security. Facing constant risk of physical and cyber breaches, financial institutions must safeguard not only their employees and guests at physical locations, but also vast monetary resources, along with the data stores of customers’ financial and personally identifiable information.
The data collected by traffic management centers can provide a host of safety, security, and operational advantages for cities.
By helping first responders address emergency situations faster and more effectively, and reducing tensions between demonstrators and police on the street, smart city technologies are already having a significant impact on everyday life.
After an $18.5 million security renovation funded by the Astro’s Golf Foundation, the City of Houston’s premier golf course is open again for play and is the current host of the PGA Tour Houston Open.
Smart cities tech runs the gamut from policing tools and transit sensors to educational software and more. But the tech routinely hoovers up sensitive data on city residents, including their movements and audio, video, and biometric data—even before cities know what to do with the data, and even though they may never know what to with it.
For security professionals, the control room is the heartbeat of their operation. A control room with the right design and equipment can contribute to the success of a security team, and ultimately, the safety of others.
With the accelerated growth of cloud-based hosting and data mining, it’s no surprise that the demand for bigger, better, and more efficient data centers has also increased exponentially during the past decade.
Cities and municipalities are leveraging artificial intelligence-enabled analytics to produce deeper insights to promote safety and efficiency.
Smart public safety includes the partnerships built by Community-Oriented Policing and requires them to go a step further by incorporating the Enterprise of Things.
A communications strategy incorporating modernized offerings can help security teams oversee a situation and engage with and direct the full spectrum of a hospital's response with actionable insights.
As metaverse technologies begin to be introduced to businesses, we are seeing the promise of augmented reality, virtual reality, and specifically the technology of digital twins.