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The Internet of Things (IoT) has become widespread in all sectors, slowly changing industries ranging from manufacturing to agriculture and revolutionizing cities. The Brookings Institution’s global report ranks cities on their public safety innovation and use of technology for law enforcement. The report ranks Singapore as first, followed by Copenhagen, London, Amsterdam, Madrid, New York City, Paris, Washington DC, Riyadh, and Bangkok.
Using IoT solutions to make cities safer is a key part of smart cities deployments. The Chinese networking company Huawei has been pushing the concept of safer cities through technology and IoT applications.
The Longgang District government in China and Huawei collaborated on developing a safe city solution framework. Augustine Chiew, the company’s global public safety expert, described how Huawei has improved public safety in the Chinese district.
He said Longgang has one of the leanest police forces in the world, with many of the city’s officers being unarmed volunteers. “To better detect, respond, and recover from crimes … we basically went on a journey and started looking at various types of innovative technologies. The key principle was I want to connect all my resources and my assets, I want to use data as a source and foundation to get predictive intelligence,” Chiew explained.
According to zdnet.com, Huawei and Longgang have deployed 7,000 HD cameras across the district and connected 34,000 legacy cameras in shopping malls, parks, petrol stations, and communities during the course of the project. The cameras make use of licence plate and facial recognition technology, capturing around 14.6 million facial images every day, along with 140,000 number plate readings at petrol stations.
Around 7,457 Huawei smartphones have also been deployed to officers, allowing them to run specifically designed apps for identity checks, vehicle checks, accessing camera feeds, issuing summonses, and updating reports on the go.
The district has also saved on capital expenditure through data convergence. “By using high-performance cloud servers, we have also achieved manpower optimisation, big data optimisation, and hardware optimisation,” Chiew said.
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