Public safety and security

Tell your police department! What Baltimore learned about body cams

Tue, 2016-01-05 12:36 -- Kevin Ebi
01/05/2016

Baltimore’s police have been forced into handing over their body cameras. A pilot project is over. But they want them back — now! See what the city learned from its pilot and the best practices it’s using to develop a long-term strategy to return them to the streets.

Missing out on street light benefits? 3 fresh ideas from Copenhagen

Fri, 2015-12-18 06:50 -- SCC Partner
12/18/2015

Copenhagen is already one of the world’s most sustainable cities, but it has an even bigger vision: to be completely carbon neutral. See how many different things its doing with smart street lights from Silver Spring Networks and why they play such a key role in reaching its sustainability and livability goals.

How Jaipur got ahead in the race to create innovation zones

Fri, 2015-12-18 06:50 -- Doug Peeples
12/18/2015

While India’s central government works toward its goal of 100 smart cities, some cities and states are taking matters into their own hands and striking out on their own. Read our story to learn how the city of Jaipur is developing a smart city infrastructure and services – with considerable help from Smart Cities Council partners Cisco, GE and Qualcomm.

Daimler, BMW and Audi: How they're moving us closer to self-driving cars

Tue, 2015-12-15 11:49 -- Doug Peeples
12/16/2015

Daimler, BMW and Audi recently wrapped up their acquisition of HERE, a provider of maps and location services for smart phones and connected cars -- and they fully expect to improve on an the already popular platform and bring us closer to a world of highly-automated, safer, more convenient driving. Read the story to learn why your driving future could be very different.

Need help with climate goals? Smart lights give Mississauga 4 ways to save (power and money)

Tue, 2015-12-15 11:07 -- SCC Partner
12/16/2015

Street lighting is one of a city’s biggest energy expenses and a Canadian city is well on its way to cutting that expense by more than half. Energy-efficient LEDs are a good start, but only a start. See how Mississagua worked with Elster to save more than 13 million kWh of energy this year through intelligent, adaptive lights.

App lets citizens tattle on police. How Johns Creek is bringing officers and the public together

Fri, 2015-11-20 06:00 -- Kevin Ebi
11/20/2015

After high profile brutality cases, police officers are under the public’s microscope like never before and a new app makes it easier than ever for people to launch civil rights complaints. But cities like Johns Creek, Georgia, are using technology to build relationships between the police and the public they serve.

5G broadband could be the ticket for even smarter smart cities

Wed, 2015-11-11 06:00 -- SCC Staff
11/11/2015

5G mobile broadband is on the horizon and it’s generating a lot of excitement. At a time when almost every device will likely be connected to the Internet of Things, 5G technology's mega-fast speed and far greater bandwidth than 4G mean it will be used in a variety of applications, from connected transportation to more responsive, smarter cities. Read about some of them in our story.

Apps to the rescue of Indian women

Tue, 2015-11-10 03:15 -- India SeniorEditor
11/09/2015

Gone are the days when mobile phones were used as tools for only communicating, networking, socialising or even gaming for the matter. In order to counter the high rate of crimes against women, the new age smart solutions, empower women with safety and security based mobile apps like – bSafe, Raksha, SheShuttle to name a few – that act as defence mechanism in time of crisis.

Apps to the rescue of Indian women

Tue, 2015-11-10 03:11 -- India SeniorEditor
11/09/2015

Gone are the days when mobile phones were used as tools for only communicating, networking, socialising or even gaming for the matter. In order to counter the high rate of crimes against women, the new age smart solutions, empower women with safety and security based mobile apps like – bSafe, Raksha, SheShuttle to name a few – that act as defence mechanism in time of crisis.

Is your BMS protected from within? Why it should be (and 3 best practices that will help)

Fri, 2015-10-23 06:00 -- SCC Staff
10/23/2015

As building management systems get smarter, in some respects they become more vulnerable. Schneider Electric experts explain why facility managers need to be prepared for internal BMS threats – and three best practices that will help avoid them.

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