New research from IDC Government Insights confirms what those of us out in the market are seeing in our work lives -- that the smart cities market is nearing the tipping point.
Public safety and security
Glasgow, Scotland is embarking on a government-funded project to install a new surveillance system of more than 400 "super intelligent" CCTV cameras that will monitor for threats and alert authorities once they have been identified.
The shift from analog to Internet Protocol (IP) surveillance cameras has changed the way that video surveillance systems are built. Instead of running lengths of coax cable from multiplexers out to cameras, an IP-based surveillance system involves plugging the cameras into an Ethernet Local Area Network (LAN). Get the 14 best practice guidelines for installation in this white paper.
The municipal governments of three villages in the German state of Baden-Württemberg -- Beuren, Bühlertal, and Steinenbronn -- needed to better support their volunteer firefighters and communities with more efficient administration. To address these challenges, the three governments turned to Microsoft CityNext partner CODE3.
Video evidence solution provider IRSA wanted to help police departments scale to store more video data in a cost-effective way. To do that, IRSA developed Veretos Cloud, an evidence management solution based on the Microsoft Azure Government cloud. Now, police departments can support petabytes of video data, get instant access to digital evidence, and significantly cut infrastructure costs.
Copenhagen, Denmark is considered by many to be the most sustainable city in the world -- and it plans to be carbon neutral within 10 years. In this brief case study from Silver Spring Networks, you can learn about the strategies and best practices the city is using to accomplish its goal.
Cost isn't the only reason many cities are switching to LED lighting systems. They're less expensive to operate and maintain, but think of them as a gateway too. Verizon's integrated lighting technologies offers access to connecting Internet of Things technology solutions to the system, such as dimming capabilities, digital signage, sensors that provide environmental alerts and a lot more.
This video from Council Associate Partner Veolia illustrates how the company has used waste management and environmental services to help New Orleans and other areas affected by Hurricane Katrina to recover.
Council Lead Partner Qualcomm was honored by the Intelligent Transportation Society of America for its work with Honda to improve pedestrian safety. Learn about the technology which uses smartphones and car-based technologies to make drivers and pedestrians more aware of each other.
When a city experiences a major emergency -- such as a major storm -- and doesn't have enough resources of its own to take care of it, surrounding cities are often called on to help. Read the case study to learn about Clevest's Automatic Vehicle Location system with Mutual Aid and how it can cut costs and risks associated with resource sharing.