Did you hear about this huge CCTV project in Lagos, Nigeria? The city hopes to improve the emergency response infrastructure. It’s dubbed the “Safe City Project.” All municipal departments will be connected via wireless. Hopefully a trade magazine will give us more details on the design of the project. Not sure if it is IP or CCTV, since the article writer wasn’t technical.
Lagos, the financial hub of Nigeria has one of the highest crime rates in the world, lacks a reliable emergency response services and efficient crime control system.
The Lagos Safe City Project — funded by the private-public sector generated Lagos Security Trust Fund — hopes to address some these problems, via a Central Security Command Unit, where the cameras will be managed remotely (wireless connection), and used to coordinate security, emergency responses, and traffic needs of the state.