Public safety and security

Cities have a duty to protect the public and much of this duty is accomplished by first responders such as police, fire and ambulance. Smart technologies are revolutionizing how cities locate, mitigate and prevent safety issues.

Top 14 Best Practices for Building Video Surveillance Networks

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The shift from analog to Internet Protocol (IP) surveillance cameras has changed the way that video surveillance systems are built. Instead of running lengths of coax cable from multiplexers out to cameras, an IP-based surveillance system involves plugging the cameras into an Ethernet Local Area Network (LAN). Get the 14 best practice guidelines for installation in this white paper.

German Volunteer Fire Departments Streamline Operations with Municipal Government Solution

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The municipal governments of three villages in the German state of Baden-Württemberg -- Beuren, Bühlertal, and Steinenbronn -- needed to better support their volunteer firefighters and communities with more efficient administration. To address these challenges, the three governments turned to Microsoft CityNext partner CODE3.

Keeping Communities Safer with Video Evidence in the Cloud

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Video evidence solution provider IRSA wanted to help police departments scale to store more video data in a cost-effective way. To do that, IRSA developed Veretos Cloud, an evidence management solution based on the Microsoft Azure Government cloud. Now, police departments can support petabytes of video data, get instant access to digital evidence, and significantly cut infrastructure costs.

Verizon Intelligent Lighting

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Cost isn't the only reason many cities are switching to LED lighting systems. They're less expensive to operate and maintain, but think of them as a gateway too. Verizon's integrated lighting technologies offers access to connecting Internet of Things technology solutions to the system, such as dimming capabilities, digital signage, sensors that provide environmental alerts and a lot more.

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