Monday , 18 November 2019

Smart Technology: Securing Cities’ Transportation

The Indian security and surveillance market is moving from security in closed spaces to security of public places, led by spending from both the government and the private sector. That said, the smart and intelligent security solutions backed by Artificial Intelligence (AI), Deep Learning, Advanced VCA, Machine Leanings, Internet of things (IoT) and big data technologies are redefining the security industry with Traffic and Transportation specific solutions

With the recent advances in AI and ML, Video Analytics technology has made rapid strides in solving real-world problems. Today, camerabased Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) is allowing police to issue e-Challans automatically for traffic violations; and advanced face recognition technology allows police to search for a suspect through hours and hours of footage recorded from surveillance cameras.(To read more on how city traffic police are managing traffic, turn to page no 36).

‘We are implementing IoT-based solutions for major cities’

Ashish Modi, Vice President and General Manager, Honeywell Building Technologies, India

How many smart city projects Honeywell is part of now and how many are in offing?

Honeywell is playing a defining role in the building of smart cities in India with a focus on people, process and technology. Honeywell has a dedicated team of subject matter experts who share knowledge around technology and policies. This team of experts are continuously developing ways to enable governments to build smart cities, which is aligned to India’s demographics and ambition to provide ease of living to its citizens.

Honeywell is engaged with several cities in India, including Bhubaneshwar, Aurangabad Industrial City- AURIC, Rajkot, Ranchi, multiple cities in Madhya Pradesh, and many more. We have established an optical fibre cable network which covers 8.45 sqkm to support the installation of CCTV cameras, Wi-Fi access points and a command and control system in AURIC. The system will integrate various functions of city management including power, water, security, telecommunications and other utilities. The project includes traffic management system, environmental sensors, solar panels, multi-service digital kiosks, and a solid waste management system.

We are partnering with state governments and local authorities to implement IoT-enabled citywide security and surveillance systems, including the installation of closedcircuit televisions, emergency response solutions, ANPR system, and intelligent traffic management technologies. The sensors capture data, analyse it, and turn it into information that enables better situational awareness for decision-makers, aiding the state governments, local smart cities authority and surveillance goals.

How significant is the IP-based surveillance in providing a foolproof security cover?

Honeywell’s solutions range consists of IP & analogue cameras and domes, digital and network video recorders, intelligent video analytics and sophisticated video management systems. Honeywell cameras provide exceptional image clarity and definition whilst the video systems allow easy migration from analogue to IP-based technology. Honeywell’s redefined IP video portfolio feature a simplified user interface with full integration to recording devices with new technology that makes checking the status of the system faster and easier.

The new equIP cameras have the latest technology providing higher resolution, bandwidth optimisation and embedded video analytics to detect line crossing or left baggage at large transportation points such as airport terminal or railway station. Using H.265 Codec technology, the cameras reduce video recorder storage costs without sacrificing image quality, providing better bandwidth usage. Honeywell video analytics software improves surveillance accuracy, and responsiveness helping users to reduce financial losses and limit business interruption.

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