Global systems integrator Convergint Technologies began working with the City of Calgary more than 15 years ago and the company was there when the city implemented its first video management system (VMS) and card access system.
Qognify, an advisor and technology solution provider for physical security and enterprise incident management, announced that it will share its expertise on how metropolitan areas can make the shift from being safe and smart to fully cognitive cities at the National Summit on 100 Smart Cities India 2019. Qognify is the presenting partner of the Summit which takes place August 22, 2019 at The LaLiT in New Dehli.
In a “town hall meeting” held yesterday morning, Axis Communications introduced several new solutions that it said will change how cities secure their citizens, property and assets. “People choose a city based on a number of factors, such as livability, efficiency of services, mobility, safety and security, economic growth and city image, reputation, and sustainability,” said Fredrik Nilsson, Vice President, Americas. “As an industry we can help cities to be smarter and safer,” he said.
The word smart has been partnered with high-tech for many decades. I remember Inspector Gadget and his handy Swiss Army-like devices. Or what about The Jetsons and their time-saving contraptions to help them get dressed? And the old TV show, Get Smart, with a wireless phone in the bottom of a shoe? And of course, the smart home.
Siklu Inc. awarded Convergint Technologies their Top Security Systems Integrator Partner in North America in 2017-2018. This decision was based upon the successful partnership between the companies over the past two years.
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is responsible for planning and providing the requirements of transport, roads & traffic in the Emirate of Dubai. As part of the authority’s efforts to provide smart services to residents and visitors, the Smart Parking Project was initiated. This project offers a new service whereby information about the number of available parking spaces in on-street & off-street public parking areas is provided using dynamic message signs and a RTA smartphone app. Nedap’s SENSIT, the smart parking platform, was implemented to provide this information of individual parking spaces in real-time.
ON DEMAND: In an increasingly connected world, emerging technologies are impacting every aspect of our lives and businesses. The Internet of Things (IoT) is collecting and sharing data from millions of devices and sensors in both public and private spaces. City leaders are beginning to harness this data to create Smart Cities that improve the quality of life of their citizens.