Chicago and integrated municipal systems

How are cities using surveillance technologies to improve public safety and public image?

Lagos, Nigeria has installed 10,000 cameras and a centralized network for public safety and emergency response.

Now Chicago is in the middle of perfecting their recently deployed system in time for a 2016 Olympic bid.  Stephen Russell has a great post covering Chicago’s installation, challenges and improvements.

Some highlights:

  • Covers the challenges in building an integrated municipal network
  • Emergency response can be improved with real time footage
  • Verifying all systems are functioning as expected is a full time job
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