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This is the tech government needs to make our cities safer

Huawei’s Safe City Solution could assist with incident prevention, emergency response, and evidence collection to improve the safety of South African citizens.

Using new leading ICT, governments can enable a properly connected safe city where visualization and collaboration are embedded into the city’s infrastructure to maximize public safety.

New ICT, such as the Internet of Things (IoT), mobile broadband, video cloud, and big data, are developing rapidly, and are widely used in areas including integrated monitoring, warning plans, emergency communications, and decision making support.

With safe city solutions, comprehensive perception, emergency command visualization and effective inter-departmental coordination can be realized, creating a three-dimensional, intelligent public safety system for a city.

Public safety solutions need to address these challenges:

  • Surveillance blind spots, unclear images, difficult video retrieval, and data damage or loss
  • Disjointed on-site information and communication slowing response and decision making
  • Manual, labor-intensive queries through stored video files
  • Low efficiency in on-site law enforcement activity

Huawei’s Safe City Solution, on display at CeBIT 2016, offers cutting-edge E2E security with ubiquitous network access, a convergent command center, video surveillance cloud, and mobile policing.

Huawei’s Safe City Solution provides comprehensive on-site information with visual command, cross-regional resource sharing, and intelligent analysis functions for 360-degree security protection.

  • Omnipresent network access: Allows ubiquitous access to the video surveillance and mobile law enforcement networks, including fixed-line, fiber, WLAN, microwave, and eLTE access.
  • Comprehensive security-video linkage: Links the video surveillance system with other security protection systems, such as the intrusion detection, access control, fire control, and explosion detection systems, allowing comprehensive on-site information collection.
  • Fast information query and linked case analysis: Video cloud storage platform offers cross-agency video sharing, and global caching of hotspot video enables simultaneous online browsing.
  • Convergent command center: Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) integrates diverse information modules and communications, such as voice, video surveillance, Geographical Information System (GIS), eLTE video, telepresence, and police information systems for cross-departmental collaboration, efficient emergency response, and precise tactical maneuvers.
  • Mobile policing: Applies the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Solution to mobile law enforcement and integrates multiple functions into one intelligent terminal to facilitate operations.

“Huawei is committed to delivering Business-Driven ICT Infrastructure (BDII) and is constantly co-innovating with leading partners of safe city solutions, such as Hexagon, to build an open, win-win ecosystem and provide one-stop safe city solutions for customers,” said Huawei.

“These solutions help governments create safer cities by reducing crime rates and strengthening capabilities of crisis prevention, emergency response, and decision-making, to drive economic development and social progress.”

Huawei’s Safe City solutions serve more than 400 million people in 100 cities across 30 countries, including Kenya.

The project in Kenya created an all-in-one Safe City solution that combines call taking and dispatching, eLTE broadband trunking, video surveillance, and intelligent analysis (license plate recognition and traffic violation detection).

Devices were provided to more than 10,000 police officers, enabling full visual command, and the project ensured security during Pope Francis’ visit to Kenya on November 26 2015.

Watch the following video to view case studies from Shanghai, London, Nanjing, Amsterdam and Lijiang.

This article was published in partnership with Huawei.

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This is the tech government needs to make our cities safer