Safe Cities

Sign up to free email newsletters



What exactly is a safe city? How does the industry work with government and emergency services to deliver safer, secure and sustainable cities?

Key elements of a Safe City include:

  • Integrated system – a shared infrastructure with common sensors connected by a shared network. Evolved from a disparate set of sensors with no interoperability.
  • Multi Agency collaboration – Moving beyond shared infrastructure to sharing intelligence, operational procedures and planning. For example, in the event of a disaster how does communication work, who takes direction from who.
  • Situational awareness – Real time information, with traffic data, sensor positions, resource locations, weather and other intelligence
  • Video data & analytics – information collated from an array of city sensors and databases combined with video analytics, LPR, face recognition, behavioural analysis
  • Automated processes – all camera information is generated on one screen, alerts are registered, and the right operational procedure is generated


3xLOGIC security solutions to be launched in Europe through PAC

Security solutions from three-time Deloitte Technology Fast 500 winner 3xLOGIC are being launched in the European market via sister company PAC. Read More

Automated facial recognition can benefit society – if we support its development properly

Cloudview CEO and founder James Wickes says the debate about facial recognition should not be framed in simplistic "good versus bad" terms. Instead "we need to move away from a challenge/response model into a more collaborative one." Read More

OPTEX adds range of functionality to REDSCAN RLS-3060 laser series

Users of the award-winning REDSCAN RLS-3060 laser series can now deploy additional features after intruder detection specialist OPTEX upgraded the series’ firmware and configuration software. Read More

“Most people responsible for crisis management lack the skills”: David Rubens of Deltar Training Solutions

The latest interviewee in our Critical Conversations series was instrumental in the professionalisation of the security industry. It's a process with plenty of road left to run, according to David Rubens, who has a pedigree in the industry stretching back to the early nineties. Read More

Coders invited to use computer modelling to develop next-gen fire safety innovations

Organisers are also inviting traditional fire safety engineers and other experts, building owners, tech start-ups and developers to attend an open workshop on 22 November 2018 where they can pitch fire safety product ideas with a view to getting them developed commercially. Read More

Texecom Cloud launched with remote maintenance, Health Check feature and simplified programming

Texecom Cloud, a web-based portal accessible on any internet-connected device, will help engineers find operational efficiencies and grow revenues by adding value to customers, according to the alarm system manufacturer. Read More

IDIS Smart Factory wins prestigious productivity award sponsored by South Korean government

Run by the Korea Productivity Center at COEX, Seoul, the 42nd National Productivity Competition effectively provides government endorsement of organisations and individuals that have enhanced productivity with positive commercial outcomes. Read More

WATCH: Bridging the divide between physical and logical security

IFSEC International 2018 saw the debut of the Converged Security Centre. Powered by Vidsys, the new feature hosted presentations and […] Read More

CSL Insurers’ Forum 2018 to explore future of ARCs, Grenfell impact and police-business collaboration

The line-up for the CSL Insurers' Forum 2018 has been confirmed, featuring presentations from senior figures from the FIA, NSI, SMS, National Business Crime Solution and Banham Group. Read More

Mass casualty training: Protecting passengers at London Luton Airport

Our sister site, SHP Online, caught up with London Luton Airport Fire station manager Paul Allen, to find out about a unique training course being run from the station to prepare staff on site how to deal with a potential terror attack. Read More