Explore how we’re using AI and imaging innovations to help make cities all over the world more efficient, safer, cleaner, and smarter.
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From the air we breathe to the ways we get around, how safe we feel to how we adapt to the weather, by using a combination of cameras, sensors and data, smart city innovations have the capacity to make any city more livable and enjoyable.
Working with Axis, a Canon Group company and world leader in network camera systems, we’re using our expertise in imaging and AI to create smart city solutions. Like our Crowd Counter: a camera system that makes public spaces and venues safer by being able to accurately count large crowds within a matter of seconds.
Continue scrolling to learn more about how we’re expanding our capabilities and exploring new ways to lead the smart cities revolution.
Smart cities may look like normal cities, but if you scroll down and look a little closer, you’ll discover a world of innovation that’s working to help you get more out of the places you love.
Where traffic exists, incidents will happen, and hold-ups will occur. For those tasked with keeping highways or urban roads clear and traffic flowing, the ability to use cameras, data and smart sensors to minimise disruption caused by incidents is critical in meeting this objective.
Using a combination of surveillance and area data, law enforcement and private security agencies can predict trends in particular types of crime in the city, which help to keep residents and visitors safer.
Smart sensors next to waterways can monitor water quality to help optimise maintenance, metering and treatment. These sensors can also monitor water levels, ensuring areas near the water can be better prepared against potential flooding.
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According to the UN Department of Economics and Social Affairs, 55% of the world’s population currently lives in cities – a number expected to rise to 68% by 2030.
The number of seconds it took our Crowd People Counter to accurately count 6000 people at an international rugby match back in 2018.
Juniper Research, a market research and analysis company based in the UK, suggest that by 2021-22, cities will save around 19 billion dollars by making their cities smart.
A report released by KPMG stated that total spending on smart city projects in the Middle East and North Africa region could reach $2.7bn in 2022.
According to the United Nations, cities and metropolitan areas are powerhouses of economic growth, contributing about 60% of global GDP. However, they also account for about 70% of global carbon emissions and over 60% of resource use.
According to a United Nations report, the world’s cities occupy just 3% of the Earth’s land, but account for 60-80% of energy consumption and 75% of carbon emissions.
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With our partners, we provide solutions to help prevent, react to, and investigate crimes and dangerous incidents. We offer smart video surveillance tools that are effective in all weather and light conditions.
Sustainability has always been a priority within our own business, but we also want to support our customers in achieving their own sustainability goals. As video surveillance technology has been transformed, we’re in a better position to do so today than ever before.
Monitoring of environmental factors is essential in smart city sustainability and ensuring the health and well-being of citizens. Part of the strength of the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is the level of detail defined within them. For example, Goal 11 outlines the following objective: “By 2030, reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management”.
The increasing sophistication of video surveillance technology, particularly related to video analytics and the ability to link data from sensors of multiple types, including video cameras, means that it can support a number of the challenges facing cities and specifically the SDGs smart cities are looking to accomplish.
The United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) cover many areas – from alleviating poverty to sustainable industry. Goal 11 specifically focuses on making “cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable”. This is where our smart city innovations can have a significant impact.
Enabling citizens to move around freely and easily is a fundamental part of a city’s liveability. It is also critical that transportation within cities has as minimal negative impact on the environment as possible.
Data and connectivity can drive environmentally friendly lifestyle improvements by detecting and optimising inefficiencies in traffic flows using smart, connected sensors. Video surveillance data can inform intelligent decisions about optimising traffic lights based on actual data about the frequency, locations, and times of car dwelling.
As sustainability becomes even more of a priority, it’s important for different factors to be managed within smart buildings, as these can contribute to the overall environmental goals of the wider smart city.