A lot of technology is packed into smart street lights. And that technology should be adequately shielded from things like bad weather and debris. Read on to learn about a simple solution to protect your investment.
Public safety and security
Street lights weren't always smart. Guest author James Benson from Current, Powered by GE, offers a take on how smart streetlights came to be and why they're such a good fit for smart cities.
Energy-efficient LEDs are just one part of the savings from smart street lights. Learn how smart controls are driving even more savings and how tools can make it easier to roll them out into your community.
Americans are more worried about crime than they've been at any time since the September 11 terrorist attacks. See how North Carolina is fighting crime and saving millions of dollars at the same time.
With violent crime climbing faster in Sacramento than in most major cities, the city is trying a number of approaches to bring it down. What’s notable is that they’re feeding into one center. Learn why this is a model for any smart cities project.
One of the big challenges on the path to becoming a smart city is figuring out how to do a better job of providing services for citizens when city resources are limited. Read the story to learn how Bellevue, Washington and partners will develop a tool to do just that—and share it with other cities.
As weather patterns change and become more unpredictable, it is essential for cities to be able to quickly and comprehensively respond to disasters. Here are some approaches you can use to ensure you are deploying emergency personnel and equipment precisely where and when they're needed.
Until relatively recently, police work typically involved reacting to events as they happened or shortly after. And anticipating crime was largely a combination of officers' intuition and experience. Predictive policing is a different approach that could very well be changing the future of law enforcement. Read our story to learn how.
Cities and their police departments always seem to find themselves long on needs and short on cash. Fortunately government grants are available to support a broad range of projects, from body cameras to gang crime reduction programs.
Public safety is likely at or near the top of your list of community concerns, and it’s a challenge that’s tough to address given a number of factors. Here are the smart policing tools catching on in cities like yours — and why they work.