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Technological solutions by themselves are useful, but their real value is found when they complement one another. A wide array of homeland security technologies can be applied this way to enhance cities’ safety within the framework of Safe City solutions.
Cities today need effective public safety solutions for incident prevention, emergency response, and evidence collection that address various 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, and low efficiency in on-site law enforcement activity.
Huawei’s Safe City Solution offers E2E security with network access, a convergent command center, video surveillance cloud, and mobile policing.
According to the company’s website, its Safe City Solution provides comprehensive on-site information with visual command, cross-regional resource sharing, and intelligent analysis functions for 360-degree security protection.
The omnipresent network access allows ubiquitous access to the video surveillance and mobile law enforcement networks, including fixed-line, fiber, WLAN, microwave, and eLTE access.
The 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.
The video cloud storage platform offers cross-agency video sharing.
The Convergent command center 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 and efficient emergency response.
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.
According to Safe City Solutions organization, safe city strategies should be based on the following principles:
Prevention – proper preventative policies prepare cities for inevitable crises.
Response – instituting rapid response capabilities in the event of a disaster.
Recovery – these efforts include the restoration of critical services and infrastructure, public assistance, and post-event analysis to determine ways to prevent the event from reoccurring.