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Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and third largest in the UK with over 600,000 people. This commercial center will also soon play host to a major sporting event.
The city of Glasgow is deploying its security solutions to enhance the community’s safety and security infrastructure. The implementation, which includes NICE Situator and NiceVision for video management, will help the city strengthen its daily operations and streamline incident response. The City of Glasgow will also deploy pioneering video analytics which enable tracking of individuals across sensitive areas as well as on the streets.
Glasgow was recently awarded funding from the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) Future Cities Demonstrator competition to show what can be achieved by innovative use of today’s technology.
The city is using NICE Situator, an advanced Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) system, to consolidate data from various city-wide services like Public Space CCTV and traffic control within a single operations center. This information is filtered into pre-defined response plans to help operators better manage situations in real time. It also provides improved visibility and control of different sensors and better collaboration across relevant security and safety departments.
This initiative fuses Community Safety Glasgow’s (CSG) CCTV operation with Traffcom, the Glasgow City Council team which monitors the city’s road networks, traffic lights, and traffic cameras. By pooling these resources, CSG and Traffcom now have joint access to the city’s entire network of live and recorded CCTV footage.
As part of the £24m Future Cities Glasgow program, the city will also install an advanced digital camera network to be integrated with Situator. Any unusual activity that is detected over the cameras will trigger an alarm in the command center, prompting further investigation by emergency services.