Making cities safer means making security simpler
When it comes to managing multiple security systems within a city, a good rule of thumb is simpler equals safer. This happens by moving away from inefficient, siloed technology systems that require constant monitoring and input, to information-based systems that proactively manage the increasing amount of data flowing into a centralized control room.
The era of greater collaboration, security and safety insight is upon us. Government leaders who understand the value of proactive operational management are best placed to protect their residents from potential and real threats, and keep their cities moving forward.
Making the shift
As we know, citywide sensors and communication networks—both public and private—collect enormous amounts of public safety data. Maximum situational awareness can be created from gathering this information from sources such as the police, schools, private businesses and transportation networks, together securely in one place for integration and monitoring. The amount of data available to provide threat intelligence will also increase dramatically. Combined with optimum efficiency and simplicity, this also contributes to the deployment of innovative policing practices which can help keep crime levels falling.
Bringing independent systems together into a single user interface enables real-time intelligence and guidance for operators. It also allows video surveillance and crime data to be combined with other technologies, such as analytics, mapping and communication systems. Distributing this information to all stakeholders results in rapid and appropriate responses, whatever the incident or emergency, as well as more effective resource planning and incident management.
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