With the increasing use of surveillance cameras, big data, robots and sensors, the cities will be safer. The protection of civil rights and the prevention of crime will be ensured largely by new technologies.
The technology is to offer new possibilities to those who perform functions in the area of security and urban centers are adopting it more and more with this.
More than 90 cities in the world are using network listening in higher buildings to detect any firing of firearms. Called ShotSpotter, this kind of equipment identifies the location of the shots allowing the police get to places before anyone had time to call. But this is just one example.
In the United States there are, in many cities, robots in the service of police prepared to face criminals with firearms, avoiding exposure of agents to great danger.
This monitoring is also done on the police: the surveillance cameras and mobile phones have played an important role in detecting police brutality scenes. In London, for the prevention of abuses of authority during the hours of service, the police officers started to use a beep that is triggered whenever drinking alcohol above the limits set by law.
In London, for the prevention of abuses of authority during the hours of service, the police officers started to use a beep that is triggered whenever drinking alcohol above the limits set by law.
All management of resources in this area is changing, much to the influence of new technologies. The University of Cambridge, a recent study conducted based on seven police forces of the United States and the United Kingdom, concluded that the controversial lapel cameras are used by police, fall about 93% of complaints against agents.
Multifaceted, technology is being used, all over the world, in different situations. Israel, for example, launched an emergency video calling service that automatically gives information on the location where it is being made the distress call, which makes the entire operation.
Also the capture of mass data (big data) is assisting the security services in the cities. Through it you can establish patterns that help the authorities to prevent violence.
In the city of Diadema, Brazil, the big data showed that 60% of homicides and almost half of the complaints to the police about violence against women are associated with certain streets and certain night hours, which facilitates the prevention and deterrence actions.
There is no doubt that technology is changing the face of cities. And it seems that the smarter, safer become for whom dwells.