Public safety and security

On the Ineffectiveness of Today’s Privacy Regulations for Secure Smart City Networks

Fri, 2013-04-12 13:56 -- Liz Enbysk

Recognizing that smart cities will take advantage of communication and sensor capabilities sewn into the cities’ infrastructures, this white paper argues that new solutions are absolutely necessary not only to improve the quality of daily-life with innovative efficient protocols but also in terms of privacy.

A Smart Grid as the Backbone for a Smart City

Fri, 2013-03-15 11:40 -- Liz Enbysk

In 2011, the city of Chattanooga, Tennessee completed the installation of a smart grid that is becoming the backbone of a smart city, with measurable benefits. Installed by the Electric Power Board (EPB), the community-owned electric utility, the project encompassed EPB's 600-square-mile service area.

Saving Lives and Property

Mon, 2013-03-04 17:59 -- Liz Enbysk

Mayors and other city staff charged with improving public safety and emergency will want to read this brief R&D case study about FireGrid, a technology being developed to give the emergency services vital advanced knowledge about the fire they are attending, how it will progress and where victims may be trapped.

Preparing for Public Safety Broadband

Mon, 2013-02-18 17:19 -- Liz Enbysk

City leaders and planners exploring the deployment of a broadband network for public safety may find some useful pointers from this best practices document prepared for state leaders in the United States when legislation was passed calling for a nationwide broadband network dedicated to public safety communications.