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SEP-OCT 2017

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Page 30 of 69 Multi-Dimensional. 6MP IR Bullet IP Camera HDCVI 3.0 6MP IR Bullet Camera 8MP IR Dome IP Camera 8MP IR Bullet IP Camera businesses and citizens are not included in plan- ning or implementation, a city can miss opportuni- ties to enhance the quality of life for its population. Fortunately, attitudes are changing and cities are now starting to realize the benefit of having disparate stakeholders come together to work collaboratively. The Advantage of Including More Stakeholders It used to be that only the major contributors, including large property owners, convention cen- ters, transportation, and entertainment venues were seen as a city 's stakeholders. However, by limiting our understanding of who a city 's stakeholders are, and addressing only their concerns, cities fall short on solving many important safety and security problems and, perhaps more significantly, can fail to address concerns in a meaningful way. When all stakeholders are brought together to collaborate on planning for the future, they can ensure that efficiency, quality, and safety are taken into consideration. But, on a practical level, how can this work? How can stakeholders come together to maintain and improve the lives of citizens and where does technology fit in? How to Build a Collaborative Approach We have seen that one of the most effective strategies for developing successful collaborative approaches to public safety includes three separate groups. These groups bring their own specific expertise to any pro- gram and move it forward in different ways. The first group is the police department. Given their focus and experience on crime reduction and public safety, it just makes sense to include them first. But we cannot stop there. The mayor 's office and other municipal entities must also be included to promote the program. With the ability to commu- nicate effectively as well as the tools and systems for promotion, municipal governments play a vital role in getting the word out. The final group is the business community who have the experience and need to drive the operation. Without the commit- ment of these three groups, any program will not have mass adoption and will not scale, which is crucial as a city grows. This collaborative approach also requires estab- lishing a broad base of integrated technology that scales across multiple stakeholders and that can meet a city's changing needs. One path to integration involves implementing one giant system that would Request information:

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