Video surveillance systems have been a regular feature of many urban areas for decades now. But, are we aware of the role the technology we now take for granted can play in enabling the functioning of smart cities? Unlike other emerging technologies such as AI and deep learning, for example, video
systems are already widely available. What are the key applications of video technology in existing and future smart cities and how can it be repurposed?
How will video improve protection of people and assets in smart cities? Video surveillance has been a tool of public safety for many years, but smart cities can integrate it with additional data collecting systems such as audio sensors for the detection of gunfire. Also, video can work well with GPS in order to secure faster response to threats in smart cities. Finally, video analytics are capable of recognizing threats in areas in which crimes are repeatedly committed
and patrols can be made to visit these areas more often based on relevant insights.
How can smart cities utilize video to improve traffic flow? In addition to security, inhabitants of smart cities quote traffic jams and bottlenecks as having significant impact on their daily lives. In addition to being a transport-related issue, poorly managed traffic can have negative impact on a smart city’s economy as the investors will hardly put up with clogged supply lines for a long time. To counter this, video surveillance systems can be tasked with monitoring congestion levels, the number of vehicles on roads and recognize traffic patterns. Based on data supplied via cameras in real time, traffic managers can improve the quality of transport in smart cities.
How can video reduce energy and maintenance bills in smart cities? In order to identify security threats, standard surveillance cameras require quality public lighting. Making sharp images in color can be hard in areas with poor lighting and this is an area in which smart cities can profit from installing thermal cameras whose prices have been going down over the past few years. As these devices have much lower lighting requirements, smart cities can invest in them as opposed to installing new light sources needed for the operation of standard cameras. Thus, the smart city authorities can reduce both energy and maintenance bills in urban areas.
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