Four Ways Technology Can Make Cities Safer

Employing technology and leveraging information are keys to securing a city center business district

Citizens view the information and then submit tips via text messages, email, or phone. Since its inception in 2011, the program has resulted in well over 100 arrests. It’s another great example of how innovative technology, applied the right way, can make cities safer.

I’ll be exploring some of these trends at the upcoming Secured Cities conference on November 14-15 in Baltimore as part of a panel titled “Safe City: How Cleveland Gets It Done.” Joining me on the panel will be: Larry Jones II, Project Manager for the City of Cleveland Department of Public Safety Office of Information Technology and Tony Sereda, an executive with Real Time Crime Centers Global Solution Sales, Motorola Solutions.

About the Author:

Diamond Chaflawee is director of marketing & business development for NICE System’s Public Safety sector.

About Secured Cities Conference:

Secured Cities is the only conference in the industry that serves the public/private partnership initiatives that are driving emerging video surveillance, hosted and cloud-based security solutions, and integrated risk strategies across every enterprise.

This unique venue offers a peer-to-peer experience with ranking participants from government, law enforcement, transit, campus and healthcare, in addition to high-level security management from, both the physical and IT sides of the house.

Secured Cities has taken a leadership position in reaching the major stakeholders in the urban security landscape; increasing their understanding of changing funding and grant initiatives, emerging technologies, management and operations, best practices and peer-led applications.

Secured Cities is not a trade show but rather a solutions summit. The event’s content-driven focus attracts decision-makers. High-end attendees at Secured Cities are those asking the ‘why’ questions, versus the ‘what,’ meaning they have a specific need and are looking for companies that provide solutions and peer interaction that offers a roadmap for success.

The Secured Cities two-day conference gets straight to the point, promoting discussions and offering solutions to challenges facing today’s security industry.

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