Public safety and security

Cities have a duty to protect the public and much of this duty is accomplished by first responders such as police, fire and ambulance. Smart technologies are revolutionizing how cities locate, mitigate and prevent safety issues.

Thai Law Enforcement Agency Optimizes Investigations with Big Data Solution

Thu, 2013-09-26 15:45 -- Liz Enbysk
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The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) in Thailand needed better tools for mining data to improve investigation processes and reduce manual procedures. Other law enforcement professionals will be interested in what happened when DSI implemented a big data solution based on Microsoft's platform and Apache software.

Mobile App Further Prepares County of San Diego Citizens for Emergencies

Tue, 2013-07-16 10:14 -- Liz Enbysk
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Known for its palm trees and sunny beaches, San Diego County is an image of paradise. But the county is not immune to emergencies. The most serious and recurring threat is wildfires. Learn how the county disseminates critical emergency information to a wider public using SD Emergency, a mobile app.

Coordinated Emergency Response Raises Public Safety to a New Level

Mon, 2013-07-08 14:57 -- Liz Enbysk
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In the aftermath of a major terrorist attack, the Madrid City Council took action to better protect the public by commissioning an advanced emergency command center for the city. The ambitious effort required the ability to capture and integrate information to give managers the understanding and insight required to quickly make the right decisions. This case study describes what Madrid did to accomplish its mission.

Innovation Improves Efficiency and Quality of Municipal Services

Mon, 2013-07-08 14:25 -- Liz Enbysk
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Automatic meter reading (AMR) technology deployed in Rock Hill, South Carolina allows city police officers to spend two more hours per day in the field. City officials looking for ways to get their police officers more time on the streets and less in the office will be interested in this case study.

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