Smart Cities

SmartKey, the blockchain connection platform successfully connected an Ethereum smart contract to a Teltonika smart key device and app

Following a successful trial, Olsztyn, Poland is the first city in the world to use blockchain to assist their emergency services, thanks to SmartKey, the blockchain connection platform. The SmartKey team has successfully connected an Ethereum smart contract to a Teltonika smart key device and app which will enable fire, ambulance and police teams to enter any part of the closed district or any secure building within the city safely and securely, without having to track down a keyholder or wait...

Hanwha Techwin Europe’s Uri Guterman discusses ultra-high resolution, multi-directional, 360⁰ and PTZ cameras

With system designers having so many options when it comes to specifying the most appropriate cameras to monitor large areas, Uri Guterman, Head of Product & Marketing for Hanwha Techwin Europe, provides an overview of the merits of some of the most suitable camera formats. PTZ cameras PTZ cameras have traditionally been used for city and wide area surveillance applications such as airports, car parks, shopping centres, sports stadia and warehouses, with operators able to track the movemen...

SAFR from RealNetworks provides mask detection and face recognition technologies for G2K Group’s video analytics platform

SAFR from RealNetworks, Inc. has announced a global partnership with German tech company G2K Group GmbH to revolutionise real-time video analytics. SAFR features including face recognition, mask detection, person detection, and demographic analysis have been integrated into Parsifal, a robust AI platform providing actionable video analytics for verticals such as retail, transportation, smart cities, and sports and entertainment. Contactless temperature scanning SAFR’s mask detection and...

Check Point Software gears to secure the ‘next normal’ with their cyber security predictions for 2021

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., a renowned provider of cyber security solutions globally, has released its cyber security predictions for 2021; detailing the key security challenges that organisations will face over the next year. Check Point states that the effects of the changes introduced during the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to be a key focus for organisations’ IT and security teams. 81% of enterprises have adopted mass remote working for their employees, with 74% plannin...

Eagle Eye Networks publishes a whitepaper focusing on smart city engineering and architecture

Eagle Eye Networks, a pioneer in cloud video security, publishes their latest whitepaper ‘Smart Cities: Cloud Video for Connected, Secure Cities.’ A valuable resource for city leaders looking to build a smart infrastructure, the paper delves into applications, public use, key technology requirements, and smart city engineering and architecture. “Recent successes have shown that cloud-based solutions are indispensable elements of smart city infrastructure, which includes both p...

ATG Access highlights the risk of rising pedestrianisation in city will make public spaces vulnerable to attack

New research has found that nearly half (49%) of urban design professionals believe that the recent rise of pedestrianisation in city and town centres is making public spaces more vulnerable to attack. The coronavirus pandemic has had a devastating impact on urban economies, with local authorities left in the novel position of needing to find ways to encourage people back into city centres. Temporary pedestrianisation of key locations has suddenly become commonplace as a result, offering an eff...