Cities can focus on proven, mature technologies like video surveillance to smarten up their streets!
Cities have long looked to video surveillance for crime deterrence and public safety. However, today’s video systems offer advanced smart capabilities as well. The cameras themselves have evolved to become intelligent computing devices, due to video analytics, integration with other disparate systems, and other developments making it possible to use such systems for more purposes beyond safety and security.
From a smart city perspective, there are several key areas where expanding the use of existing video systems can improve security, operations and more by connecting multiple departments and allowing them to share resources for the greater good — which is the primary goal of a smart city.