Managing traffic and data flows is becoming increasingly complex for major cities and metropolitan areas. Yet having access to all this data is a golden opportunity to make them smarter and more sustainable. With its Smart City solutions, Thales is helping city authorities to step up to the challenges they face.
Smart City: intelligent data processing for more sustainable cities
Smart cities make urban living easier for citizens, visitors and businesses alike. Thales's Security Digital Platform harnesses the power of big data, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity to help major cities and metropolitan areas offer new services while preserving the environment.
The Security Digital Platform can be a real engine of change and sustainable development for city authorities, offering them a chance to create a digital twin of their cities to better understand and manage the operational situation.
Drawing on its experience on complex, high-tech programmes and its expertise with the latest digital tools, Thales has developed the Security Digital Platform to offer major cities and urban areas a number of key benefits:
• Easy access to collaborative workspaces for more reliable information and superior operational efficiency
• The agility to model today's operations and use cases and simulate future possibilities and scenarios
• Creation of an ecosystem of local or international players to stimulate innovation.
Safer cities and smoother flows of people and data make urban living more attractive to residents, visitors and businesses alike.
As more than half of the world's population lives in cities, urban security has become a crucial public policy issue. The solutions provided by Thales make the best of existing devices for an optimized management of sensor networks, data and interventions.
Safe and attractive agglomerations
Cities concentrate the economic, political and cultural activity of the States ... but also most of the crime and threats such as terrorism, trafficking, industrial accidents, natural disasters, etc. Ensuring citizens’ safety is one of urban authorities’ primary tasks, both to meet population demands and to improve quality of life and city attractiveness for tourists, businesses, talented workers.
Thanks to the tools it developed and deployed in many cities, Thales is able to make the best use of available resources, according to the needs expressed. Centralizing video surveillance data and its smart processing allow for faster and better targeted interventions, better detection of threats, and a stronger link with the population.
Innovative solutions for public safety in big cities
Thales designs tailor-made solutions that simultaneously address the different challenges of urban safety:
- Efficiency and reliability of video surveillance networks;
- Relevant intervention decisions through smart video data analytics;
- Real-time Information sharing with the population;
- Harmonization between existing systems and the different agencies and services involved.
In all these projects, Thales sees its role as that of a long-term partner, deploying solutions apt to evolve according to needs and requests.
The spectacular results in Mexico
The partnership set up by Thales at the request of Mexico City authorities in 2009 led to a 56% decrease in crime. Solutions combine the management of a dense network of cameras, smart video analysis and an important coordination work between operators and authorities.