Creating a secure and serene environment is essential for cities to develop and thrive. With increasing urban densities, cities need more advanced technologies to safeguard people and property. In years past, urban management relied entirely on manpower to ensure safety – police and private security guards. With the emergence of video technologies, cities welcomed a much more efficient way for keeping a sharp eye on things. Now, a very basic video security system makes first response and crime investigation much easier and faster.


This is, of course, only the first step to more efficient and intelligent urban management. The graph below shows the general evolution of a safe city. More than just intelligent applications, eventually the insights gained from this process could generate surprising new applications, enabling any safe city to be perpetually improving.