Across the globe governments, cities, emergency services are struggling to cope with the challenges faced by increases in population combined with a rise in urbanisation. With such social phenomena now meaning that 3.4 billion people live in urban environments, existing non integrated surveillance systems are stretched to the limit. This lack of situational awareness of common, expected and unexpected threats is leaving cities vulnerable to increases in urban crime, terrorism and natural disasters.
To counteract this local authorities are actively procuring new technologies that efficiently acquire, analyse and disseminate real time intelligence to key stakeholders to ensure better security for city inhabitants.
Safe Cities International 2014 provides a interactive forum for all Government and Industry stakeholders to engage in end goal focused debate on the strategical and operational challenges and success of integrating intelligence networks into urban environments.