SMART cities are urban areas that use IP equipment and applications to collect data, oversee resources, and manage assets effectively. Most are made up of buildings, public spaces, streets, parks, and transportation. It’s the Security Teams’ responsibility to ensure all people and spaces, whether public or private, are safe and secure.
Most well-designed security systems include detection, alarms, intercoms, security video, access control, Security Guards, Police Officers, parking lots with barriers, and more. After careful planning, installation, and testing of an appropriate security system, Security Teams must develop processes to mitigate risk and respond to incidents when they occur. This can be a mighty challenge in such a complex environment.
Most cities do not have fully integrated security devices and applications. In fact, multiple technologies often operating in silos, make it difficult to understand the complete picture. What’s more, most systems are not set up to monitor the operating status of each device or application. This makes it impossible to detect when something is down, malfunctioning, or compromised. Security Teams requires tools that offer detection as well as 24/7 remote and instant access along with speedy dissemination of good and productive information.