As the cities in India continue to grow in size and population, the issues relating to the safety and security occupies a significant place. This segment includes the dimensions of physical safety of all as well as of the cyber-security.
Every smart city has a massive surveillance system, which provides an insight into the functioning of a city and tries to intervene on a real-time basis. Therefore, a highly effective and efficient data management system, robust IT infrastructure, ingenious monitoring solutions, use of artificial intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT) led crowd management solutions is needed for ensuring safety, electronic data privacy, curbing crimes, law enforcement and well-being of the citizens.
Thus, smart cities are all about individual empowerment, sense of fulfilment, quality of life and raising the living standards. And all of it is incomplete without security and safety. If the resident of a smart city doesn’t feel safe, then the very purpose of creating smart cities would be defeated. In fact, safe city technology can be regarded as a foundation for smart city applications.
In short, safe city system should include the following features: healthcare; smart traffic systems and routes; smart safety systems for surveillance; smart systems of crisis management to support decision making, early warning, monitoring and forecasting emergencies and environmental situation; centrally operated units of police and Integrated Rescue System (IRS); safe internet connection and data protection; and centers of data processing.
NDMC has developed and implemented strengthen the safety and security cover for its citizens:
55 smart poles have been installed in Connaught Place by the NDMC in collaboration with Indus Towers. Each pole is equipped with Wi-Fi access points, Smart lighting solution (warm LED lights consuming lesser energy), and CCTV cameras (for video surveillance). Further, 18 environment sensors to measure Air Quality Index (AQI) are installed for real-time monitoring and the information will be displayed on 9 Variable messages Display installed in the NDMC area.