Public safety and security

Who'd have thought? 4 ways smart city tech saves citizens time

Thu, 2018-03-15 11:31 -- Doug Peeples

It makes sense: the connected technologies that make it possible for smart cities to better manage traffic flow reduce the amount of time citizens spend in gridlock, saving time and money and reducing the stress of idling in traffic. But there are more ways smart technologies save valuable time.

How two counties are building smarter cities (with platforms they already have)

Thu, 2018-03-08 14:28 -- Doug Peeples

Two UK counties, now partners on smart street light installations, are ready to take their partnership several steps further. Essex and Hertfordshire county councils will use their street lighting networks as a platform to launch several smart city technology pilot projects. Click to learn more.

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.