Smart cities require a collaborative approach

Barcelona, Spain

For the first time, Milestone Systems will attend the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona, later this month, to share how video technology can transform cities' safety and even help in reaching climate goals.

Using increasingly sophisticated technology to keep cities safe and running smoothly is now a reality, thanks to advances in artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, data, cloud computing, and powerful video management systems (VMS). Embedding technology throughout our cities is making them smart. And smart cities are, ultimately, safer cities. With the insights from such technology, city planners can create safer cityscapes, police and security personnel can hone in on crime and everyone feels more secure as a result.

At the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona, November 19-21 people from all around the world come together and share experiences and insights from the entire smart city ecosystem. Milestone Systems will exhibit with ten community partners and host two talks, focusing on what city planners can do to accelerate their journey towards the smart, safe city utilising the latest innovations in video technology.

First and foremost, safe cities involve collaboration. To keep an entire city secure, systems must be able to integrate and speak to each other, have a shared infrastructure, and sensors connected to a common network and multi-agency buy-in. Without these things, a safe city programme will be stuck in a silo.

Real-time information from traffic systems, the Internet of Things (IoT), resource locations, video systems, weather and other intelligence are all needed. Insights can be found in every corner of a safe city. Especially via the power of video. Video data and analytics can combine with an array of IoT sensors and databases to offer real-time updates and crime predictions.

In the Keynote “Experience the Power of Video in a Smart City”, Business Development Manager David Gregory, Milestone Systems, will explore how intelligent video technology can keep the city population safe and secure, by enabling teams to respond faster and more effectively when incidents occur. He will be elaborating on how traffic management can be optimized and how to better understand the economic value from smart city investments.

Milestone Systems and the Milestone community partners will demo how open platform Xprotect video management software and partner solutions can create safe and smart cities. Solutions for citizen protection and traffic control management will be showcased and include; cyber security, crowd detection, unusual behaviour detection, intelligent video analytics, traffic monitoring & analysis, license plate recognition and automatic incidence detection, to name a few.


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