Security Technology Executive

SEP-OCT 2017

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about what our cities will be like in the future. With careful planning and foresight, we can begin to lay the groundwork that will ensure the continued suc- cess of our cities and our citizens. While this task may seem as overwhelming as a giant unruly metropolis, it does not have to be. We can start making good decisions simply by under- standing the true nature of our cities. And the first step is to recognize that the migration to urban areas is producing new challenges for urban plan- ners, municipal governments, and businesses alike. But, while they may come from different sectors, these stakeholders have many common concerns. A key concern for every stakeholder in a city is the ability to help citizens live harmoniously in a safe space. After all, when citizens feel secure, they are more likely to engage in city life, which includes supporting businesses and participating in the social structure. Technology can play a major role in making this happen. Can We Give City-Dwellers What They Want? It is clear that, as the number of citizens becomes more concentrated in downtown areas, cities have to ensure that they can move around easily and maintain a high quality of life. One of the top rea- sons people move to a city is for a more efficient lifestyle. We want to live near where we work, shop, and play, and we do not want to spend all of our free-time driving from one place to another. To address this, cities are expanding and improv- ing sidewalks and walk-ways and creating more green spaces. It is not enough, however, to simply provide more and better thoroughfares; we also have to ensure that these newly created and shared spaces are safe. As our cities grow, our understanding of safety must extend well beyond police forces using sur- veillance to fight crime. We must also develop safe- ty initiatives that include (1) economic safety, which relates to the infrastructure that ensures a commu- nity's livelihood, and (2) civil or public safety, which accounts for the integrity of bridges, pedestrian and bike lanes, and intersections. Unfortunately, more often than not, stakehold- ers develop their initiatives and strategies within siloes. This means that, while there are many pos- sible approaches to ensuring public safety, the conversations required to realize these solutions do not occur between the necessary stakeholders. When planners and police chiefs are at odds and PROVEN THE WORLD OVER. Multi-Sensor. Only Dahua delivers multi-sensor cameras with multi-dimensional advantages for both IP in 6, 8 and 16MP resolutions and analog (6MP) infrastructures. Dahua's multi-sensor cameras feature Starlight ultra-low- light technology and exceptional Wide Dynamic Range for high performance in even the most challenging lighting conditions. For unparalleled reduction in bandwidth and storage, the cameras boast Dahua's exclusive Smart H.265+ compression, which saves up to 80% over standard H.264. 16MP Panoramic with PTZ IP Camera SECURED CITIES

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