Smart Cities Blog Series
Developments in ICT & IoT technologies, innovations in Artificial Intelligence, and the rise of Big Data analytics have enabled cities to deploy advanced solutions to improve the quality of life of their residents.
This blog is a part of a series that explores key trends in smart cities and smart infrastructure that leveraging Artificial Intelligence and IoT technologies. The write-up highlights what exactly constitutes smart cities, how Dubai topped the list of the safest cities, advanced Smart Infrastructure, how MVP Tech’s AI-powered applications create dynamic solutions for Video Analytics, Smart Surveillance, Access Control, and Perimeter detection.
Smart Cities are technologically driven urban areas that improve the quality of life for their residents by utilizing an interconnected network of intelligent computers, smart infrastructure, and Artificial Intelligence to eliminate inefficiencies while promoting sustainable growth and helping people, businesses, and authorities make data-driven decisions.
Over 56% of the global population currently live in urban cities; the number is projected to increase to 68% by 2050. (Source: World Urbanization Prospects)
Cities around the globe will experience an influx of new residents. This influx will pose certain challenges to the city’s infrastructure, public safety and security, waste management, traffic control, and more. Faced with such challenges, countries around the world are leveraging smart infrastructure for their solutions.
Dubai is leading the shift to an IoT-driven world by using disruptive technologies to power several smart city initiatives in smart transportation, completely paperless government transactions, investment in the digital transformation of infrastructure, urban planning, and communications.
The “Smart Dubai 2021” list of initiatives includes:
/ Achieve full ICT enablement of critical infrastructure and resources to boost efficiency, availability, and resilience;
/ A globally competitive economy, leveraging ICT innovations as a means to digitally transform strategic economic sectors and pioneer new rules of economic development and engagement;
/ Interconnected society with easily accessible social services;
/ Smooth transport led by autonomous and shared mobility solutions;
/ Clean environment enabled by cutting-edge ICT innovations;
/ A Government with Zero visits — this eliminates the need to commute to and physically interact with the Government by providing 100% of eligible public services through digital channels and targeting full digital adoption.
At MVP Tech, an award-winning global engineer company based in Dubai, we are committed to creating innovative solutions for modern-day problems. By partnering with the best technology manufacturers across the world and leveraging our extensive engineering expertise, we have established ourselves as the go-to solutions provider for deploying smart infrastructure projects in the MENA region for leaders both in the Government and private sectors.
One of the many challenges faced by smart cities today is maintaining the public’s safety and security. According to Numbeo, Dubai and Abu Dhabi top the list of the world’s safest cities to live in. This is in part due to both the cities heavily investing in advanced smart surveillance.
To tackle the smart surveillance problem, MVP Tech deploys cutting-edge IP-based CCTV solutions with thermal or visible detection capabilities and advanced video analytics systems. The thermal security cameras offer highly accurate video footage while mitigating false alarms by allowing the user to remotely optimize exposure time, white balance, aperture, sharpness, contrast, and noise to suit their specific use in different scene profiles.
Filtering areas with no motion, the camera focuses only on the parts of the images that are moving, significantly reducing the bandwidth and storage requirements. In addition, it is powered by specialized stabilizing components, which allow the camera to provide a smooth live viewing even when it is mounted on unstable surfaces.
MVP Tech’s Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) solutions help authorities monitor road and traffic violations, track and identify suspicious activities, and improve their perimeter detection capabilities. This is done by leveraging smart IP-based Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) Cameras that combine superior imaging and accurate vehicle detection. Additionally, a strong built-in processer returns not only the plate information but also vehicle make, model, and color-related data.
Video Management Systems (VMS) consolidate data feeds from various sources, such as sensors and surveillance cameras, to analyze and retrieve key events.
For example, these valuable insights have applications in retail where decision-makers can view customer behavior patterns, dwell time, high- and low-performing product aisles, and more. By utilizing this information, retail stores can improve their product selection and in-store customer experience to simplify the purchase process and recognize early changes in consumer trends.
Our Artificial Intelligence-powered Smart Video Analytics solutions provide a user-friendly interface, making complex footage retrieval and analysis easy. Additionally, the system can automatically detect multiple key events or threats simultaneously and alert security personnel.
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