Safe Cities Report - 2018

November 30, 2018  | Subscribers Only

Alexander Richardson Alexander Richardson Analyst, Critical Communications
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This is the fourth edition of an IHS Markit study on the Safe City market. IHS Markit defines ‘Safe City’ as a security concept that integrates critical security information from a range of sources onto a consolidated IT platform. As a result, the Safe City concept promotes interoperability between law enforcement, traffic and other agencies by taking a multiagency approach to emergency response.

Although the market is still relatively new, it is growing rapidly as cities seek to leverage video surveillance and critical communications infrastructure by coupling these systems with advanced integration software. With the emergence of sensors, predictive analytics and enhanced connectivity, the ability to achieve complete situational awareness has reached new levels, and cities seek to benefit from this.

The report provides global insight into the safe city concept and its opportunities for technology vendors, systems integrators and consultancies. Additionally, it examines safe city architecture and requirements as well as successful use cases on a regional basis. Over 1,500 cities have been assessed using various indicators from the IHS Markit Economics and Country Risk team to provide perspective on the markets with the highest safe city potential.

Alexander Richardson

Analyst, Critical Communications

Alex Richardson is an analyst on the Critical Communications team at IHS, which covers a range of research on LMR/PMR technologies.

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