Cisco announces innovations in urban safety and security

Company introduces simplified solution for education, new camera-based video analytics

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"Cisco’s open-platform approach to safety and security was a key factor in our thinking as we looked to integrate physical security at Georgetown County’s new Judicial Center and Detention Center alongside upgrades to our Cisco Unified Communications Manager, wireless and data security technologies. As a result of the project, we have been able to significantly improve communications between the court system, public safety and IT departments and enhance public safety throughout the county." - Leslie Thomas, IT director, Georgetown County, South Carolina

"The vision that the City of Holyoke has set out with Cisco to revitalize the city as a Smart+Connected Community places greater emphasis on developing a safe environment for citizens both in terms of the infrastructure and connectivity needed to support our emergency response services and also in terms of maintaining the safe and reliable delivery of energy to our customers. Working in conjunction with the Holyoke Police Department, HG&E is already engaged in efforts to both decrease crime and improve the quality of life in our City. As both a utility and a service provider to the city, we believe Cisco’s urban security solutions and vision for video will play a key role in helping us achieve the community’s goals." - Jim Lavelle, manager, Holyoke Gas & Electric, Massachusetts