Public safety and security

On the fence about smart street lights? Here are 4 reasons why you shouldn't wait

Thu, 2018-02-22 13:42 -- Doug Peeples

Are smart street lights near the top of your smart cities transformation to-do list? If not, your city could be left behind. Enhanced public safety and energy efficiency are essential — but smart street lighting networks offer another key smart city ingredient: connectivity. Click to find out how, and why it matters.

Can an earthquake early warning app save lives? LA's betting on it

Thu, 2018-01-18 15:13 -- Doug Peeples

A minute may not sound like much time, but it can be enough to get out of danger before a major earthquake strikes. That's why Los Angeles is expanding its early warning system to send alerts to smartphones as part of its extensive earthquake preparedness initiative.

Update: All states on board for new public safety broadband network

Thu, 2018-01-04 14:55 -- Doug Peeples

It's unanimous. All 50 states have decided to opt-in in to what will be the country's first nationwide public safety broadband communications network. Click to learn about how the new network is expected to improve emergency response times, disaster recovery and first responder efficiency.

How sensors can help city buses "see" better (and make your city safer)

Mon, 2017-11-20 18:29 -- Doug Peeples

It's commonly accepted that bus riders are far safer than car occupants. But collisions between buses and bicyclists and pedestrians do happen. A collaboration between two tech companies has focused on making buses even more safe — and helping cities keep a closer eye on how safe their streets really are.

These three tech tools can help keep our citizens safe (and our first responders, too)

Thu, 2017-11-09 14:59 -- Doug Peeples

Just as driverless cars are expected to dramatically change the future of transportation, innovative technologies are expected to change how police, fire and emergency medical agencies protect citizens — and the personnel who provide those services — for the better.

Bhopal’s multipurpose smart poles to save energy and monitor air quality

Mon, 2017-07-31 22:49 -- SCC India Staff

Bhopal, a vibrant economic centre of Madhya Pradesh, has launched many innovative smart solutions. The city recently has launched its first innovative public private partnership (PPP)-based smart poles and intelligent streetlights project under the Smart Cities Mission. The project is innovatively structured in such a manner that it delivers bundled smart services to citizens and gives maximum values for money to the city authority.