A third component of enabling a safe and smart city strategy involves integrating multiple public safety systems into a single, holistic view. For example, the Verizon Real Time Response System integrates with third-party public safety offerings, such as real time crime centers, to foster inter-agency collaboration, enhance situational awareness and improve decision-making.
The system unifies large amounts of data from multiple sources, including computer-aided dispatch systems, video sensors, record management systems and third-party databases. Data that can be unified includes crime data, dispatch data, gang data, asset tracking, gunshot detection, license plate recognition and video streams.
By unifying these different systems into a single platform, cities can:
- Provide better monitoring to tap into real-time video feeds
- Find patterns and connections to improve situational awareness
- Leverage intelligence for proactive and prepared response
- Analyze risks and measure public safety initiatives
In the case of the Verizon Real Time Response System, management and integration is handled through Verizon managed and professional services, which eases the burden on city IT staff.
Beyond these components, Verizon can enable additional technologies to enable a safe and smart city strategy. Learn more about creating a smart city safety and security ecosystem.
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