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Smart City Public Safety

 Smart City Public Safety - IoT ONE Case Study
Technology Category
  • Analytics & Modeling - Computer Vision Software
  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
  • Sensors - Acoustic Sensors
  • Sensors - Camera / Video Systems
Applicable Industries
  • Security & Public Safety
Use Cases
  • Smart City Operations
About The Customer
A Government Authority
The Challenge

Amyx+ worked with a local government authority to develop an Internet of Things-enabled public safety strategy. In the current state, vigilance meant manually scanning through potentially hundreds of analog surveillance videos feeds. Manual, costly and ineffective, the local agency desired to transition from analog to digital CCTV, apply computer vision and other technologies to automatically detect potential crime in progress, expedite and streamline emergency calls and integrate with personal wearables to ensure the safety of their citizens.

The Solution

Amyx+ developed a holistic IoT strategy. Then worked with the government agency to evaluate best-in-class IP CCTV cameras, computer vision algorithms, wearables, and sound detection solutions for automated crime detection and prevention. Then identified ways to streamline the emergency call routing to minimize bureaucratic re-routing from central station to local dispatch to accelerate response time. The authority implemented a public relations initiative to help citizens become more aware of their surroundings, especially in the evening hours. Moreover, the authority educated the public about wearables devices for personal safety, including but not limited to bracelets, smart watches and other devices that could send emergency notification and messages to friends, family and the police.

Data Collected
Data Security, Video, Crime, Response Time
Operational Impact
  • [Process Optimization - Real Time Monitoring]
    Automated crime-in-progress detection through implementation of solutions
  • [Efficiency Improvement - Operation]
    Timely intelligence aided in the capture of criminals and de-escalated potential situations through proactive police response
  • [Product Improvement - Customer Satisfaction]
    Increased public trust and confidence in the government authority to protect their citizens
Quantitative Benefit
  • 75% reduction in overtime pay

  • 40% decrease in crime through deterrence, automated monitoring and public awareness

  • 50% improved emergency dispatch time

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