Smart City World Congress Barcelona

For the first time, Milestone Systems attends the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona to share how video technology can transform cities’ safety and even help in reaching climate goals.

COPENHAGEN, 23 October, 2019
- Using increasingly sophisticated technology to keep cities safe and running smoothly is now a reality, thanks to advances in artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, data, cloud computing, and powerful video management systems (VMS). Embedding technology throughout our cities is making them smart. And smart cities are, ultimately, safer cities. Using the insights from such technology, city planners can create safer cityscapes, police and security personnel can hone in on crime and everyone feels more secure as a result.

At the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona, November 19-21 people from all around the world come together and share experiences and insights from the entire smart city ecosystem. Milestone Systems will exhibit with ten community partners and host two talks, focusing on what city planners can do to accelerate their journey towards the smart, safe city utilizing the latest innovations in video technology.

Navigating the safe city
But what exactly is a safe city? First and foremost, safe cities involve collaboration. To keep an entire city secure, you must have systems that integrate and speak to each other, a shared infrastructure, sensors connected to a common network and multi-agency buy-in. Without these things, your safe city programme will be stuck in a silo.

The building blocks of a safe city
You need real-time information from traffic systems, the Internet of Things (IoT), resource locations, video systems, weather and other intelligence. Insights can be found in every corner of a safe city. Especially via  the power of video. Video data and analytics can combine with an array of IoT sensors and databases to offer real-time updates and crime predictions.

In the Keynote “Experience the Power of Video in a Smart City”, Business Development Manager David Gregory, Milestone Systems, will explore how intelligent video technology can keep the city population safe and secure, by enabling teams to respond faster and more effectively when incidents occur. He will be elaborating on how traffic management can be optimized and how to better understand the economic value from smart city investments. 

How technology can help you achieve your climate goals
According to WHO, air pollution is a top risk to health in a city. In the talk, “How technology can help you achieve your climate goals”, David Gregory will focus on how video technology can help create a safer environment for citizens, using intelligent energy and waste management, how to reduce pollution and traffic jams and even support your carbon footprint goals.

Visit us
Visit stand 350 in Hall 2 at Smart City Expo World Congress where Milestone and the Milestone Community Partners are ready to elaborate on how open platform XProtect® video management software, in collaboration with partner solutions, can help create safe and smart cities. Specific solutions for citizen protection and traffic control management will be showcased and include; cyber security, crowd detection, unusual behavior detection, intelligent video analytics, traffic monitoring & analysis, license plate recognition and automatic incidence detection, to name a few.

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For media inquiries, please contact
Barbara Rizzatti, Communications Manager, Americas
E-mail: bari@milestone.us
Phone: +1 503 601 9749

Ingvill Christiansen, Interim Communications Manager, EMEA
E-mail: ingvill.christiansen@milestone.dk
Phone: +45 50 28 75 72

Jean Lim, Communications Manager, APAC
Phone: +65 6951 8074

Pernille Larsen, Communications Manager, Corporate 
E-mail: pel@milestone.dk
Phone: +45 25 60 67 24

About Milestone Systems
Milestone Systems is a leading provider of open platform video management software; technology that helps the world see how to ensure safety, protect assets and increase business efficiency. Milestone enables an open platform community that drives collaboration and innovation in the development and use of network video technology, with reliable and scalable solutions that are proven in more than 150,000 sites worldwide. Founded in 1998, Milestone is a stand-alone company in the Canon Group. For more information visit: www.milestonesys.com. For news and viewpoints visit our Newsroom here. Click here for information on Trademarks.