Internet Of Everything
How will the IoE help cities becoming safer and more prosperous in the face of rapid urbanization? By connecting previously unconnected people, process, data and things (up to 99% according to global survey), integrating the data they provide and analyzing it to uncover fresh insights that address city challenges in new ways.
City Issues: Rapid Urbanization, Economic Constraints, and Environmental Sustainability
While the world is becoming more connected, cities continue to have issues due to the rapid urbanization of the world, economic constraints, and the need for environmental sustainability.
Some key stats to point out:
Today, 50% of the world's population lives in cities. By 2050, 70% of the population will live in cities. In order to attract and retain knowledge economy workers and businesses, cities need to make themselves livable, vibrant, improved mobility, provide good environmental conditions, etc., In order to achieve that, they need to manage their infrastructure in the most effective way. On the left side area some of the challenges that cities face today. On the right side are the implications of these challenges.
Cities Have Traditionally Addressed These Issues in Silos
Cities are taking steps to improve their infrastructure, however most of the issues are being addressed in a 'siloed' approach. Cities invest in one problem at a time creating duplication in infrastructure and losing value of cross domain interaction. solution can't leverage the video feeds from cameras installed for security solution) This approach is neither scalable nor economical and does not benefit from cross-vertical sharing of data and services (For example, congestion management solution can't leverage the video feeds from cameras installed for security solution)
Smart+Connected City Infrastructure Management Experience
Smart+Connected City Infrastructure Management – provides a common integrated platform and moves cities from "siloed" services to one that can share and leverage resources: from the basic infrastructure platform and common data to shared information assets such as video and management systems. Smart+Connected CIM architecture brings together different city management vertical solutions on the Smart+Connected City Network, the single foundational network infrastructure, and facilitates information exchange between resources and applications across different domains. Each of our Smart+Connected City Solution, for example Smart+Connected City Parking or Smart+Connected City Street Lighting, leverages the same CIM architecture. This is accomplished through a unique architecture which includes 3 important components: Shared infrastructure -> which will lower the overall costs since it is shared across the different areas (e.g., parking, traffic, lighting) Common Data-> Data from different sensing devices should be aggregated, analyzed and published for application consumption – so cross-domain intelligence is achieved and decision making can be improved Unified Management -> For natural collaboration Four key categories of the city infrastructure are: Transportation, Safety & Security, Environment, and Utilities. From these themes we are working with cities to develop solutions to help them manage expenses and to be more responsive.
City Safety Challenges
As cities continue to grow in number, size and complexity, urban infrastructure and the services that rely on it are increasingly stressed. Of all urban services, safety is the most important and the cornerstone of all others as only safe cities attract the investment, business, and skilled labor necessary for economic growth and development. As we see on the left, high levels of crime can start a downward spiral of negative consequences making it unattractive to business and residents from lower investment to slower growth to a reduced tax base to budget cuts to decreased services.
Safety Uses Cases
How are police departments using our city safety solutions? Here are a few of the most common ways: automatically detecting and alerting on incidents identifying patterns and trends monitoring conditions investigating threats, incidents and suspects enhancing communications with field officers by providing reports, photos, and other information that will enable a faster and better-informed response to an incident enabling citizens to take an active part in keeping their city safe by acting as "human sensors" and sending reports via their mobile device apps and monitoring social media for reports of threats and incidents.