In July 2015, the Nippon Electric Company (NEC) of Japan completed successful deployment of their Face Recognition System (FRS) as part of the Smart Cities project for Surat City Police (Gujarat) a face recognition platform for real-time or post-event surveillance, search, identification and ID verification. It also includes integrated sound analytics, to detect gunshots or glass breaking and generate an alarm.
The Rajkot Smart City Development Limited has undertaken the integrated command and control system along the Rajkot Highway project. This take care of the women safety issue, but the overall security of the city. It has also introduced the concept of Geo-Fencing in around 19-20 areas in the city. In case there is a violation in these areas, the software raises the alarm in the control room.
The Agra Smart City Limited, built on three pillars of Safety, Security and Surveillance, has identified 250 locations connecting malls, common bazaars and others where surveillance mechanisms have been set up, and is especially intended to ensure security to the tourists visiting the city.
To transform cities into Digital Smart Cities, a partnership was initiated between Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) and Microsoft CityNext to develop Surat as a Smart City in December 2014. This provides solution for public safety organizations to connect disparate data systems, share real-time information and leverage data analysis models to create a Command and Control station.
The ShotSpotter initiative in New York City, USA, is a “gunfire detection system that can detect different types of weaponry as it’s being fired.”