New technologies working together to make cities smarter are also delivering on the promises of safer living, Chinese technology company, Huawei says.
With the aim of exchanging views on public safety and leveraging innovative ICT to make cities safer and smarter, Huawei says it hosted its Global Safe City Summit 2016 with the theme; ‘’Leading New ICT, Making Cities Safer’’ at the CeBIT 2016 in Hanover, Germany.
“New ICT technologies including the Internet of Things (IoT), Mobile Broadband, Cloud Computing, Big Data, and Big Video, are connecting environment, transportation, energy, electric power, finance, and manufacturing systems in cities’’, Mr. Yan Lida, President of Enterprise Business Group, Huawei said in his speech at the Summit that brought together customers from Europe, Southeast Asia, and Africa, as well as industry analysts and partners, such as Hexagon.
“They are not only enabling the connection between networks and information, but also the connection between objects, between people and objects, and between people and ideas. These connections help cities build comprehensive protection systems, prevent incidents before they occur, and implement rapid, accurate decision-making through interdepartmental collaboration”, Lida added.
According to Huawei, urban safety plays a vital role in protecting people’s lives and property, and is the cornerstone of economic growth in modern cities. To make cities smarter and safer, city administrators are turning to innovative ICT to prevent and react to evolving threats.
Based on customers’ requirements, together with partners, Huawei showcased a range of smart Safe City solutions, including the world’s first visualized collaborative command and dispatching system, the industry’s first 4G-based broadband trunking solution, a global leading video cloud platform that supports data sharing across regions and departments, and business-driven Safe City ICT infrastructure. [quote font_size=”22″ font_style=”italic” align=”right” bgcolor=”#” color=”#” bcolor=”#” arrow=”yes”]Also at the summit, Huawei highlighted how it helped Kenya through its Safe City project to deploy a holistic solution that integrated a call-taking and dispatching system, eLTE broadband trunking, video surveillance, and intelligent analysis (license plate recognition and violation detection) to improve Kenya’s critical incident management and crisis management capabilities.[/quote]
Visualization and convergence are core features of Huawei’s safe city command and dispatching system.
Also at the summit, Huawei highlighted how it helped Kenya through its Safe City project to deploy a holistic solution that integrated a call-taking and dispatching system, eLTE broadband trunking, video surveillance, and intelligent analysis (license plate recognition and violation detection) to improve Kenya’s critical incident management and crisis management capabilities.
The company said this solution was used to successfully manage Pope Francis’ visit to Kenya on November 26, 2015. Since its deployment and operation, the Safe City solution has drastically improved safety conditions in the country, and according to an annual report from Kenyan police, crime has decreased by 46% in the areas covered by the Safe City solution.
Huawei also at the summit signed Smart City project agreement with the government of Malta and Autonomous Region of Sardinia, Italy.