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Covid-19 accelerates the adoption of smart city tech to build resilience

Covid-19 accelerates the adoption of smart city tech to build resilience

Drones, new types of surveillance, digital twins and real-time dashboards are among the technologies that have emerged in new use cases by cities during the coronavirus pandemic, according to ABI Research.

City of Helsinki reforms its digital foundation

City of Helsinki reforms its digital foundation

The multi-year project aims to create a functional digital foundation that enables the Finnish city to run efficient and reliable services for employees and citizens.

Cities going big on surveillance tech

Cities going big on surveillance tech

The global market for smart city surveillance equipment was worth €6.5 billion in 2018 and is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 24.5 per cent to reach €19.5 billion by 2023.

Outdoor surveillance cameras to be biggest IoT 5G sector until 2023

Outdoor surveillance cameras to be biggest IoT 5G sector until 2023

Gartner predicts that 5G IoT installed endpoints for outdoor surveillance cameras will reach 11.2 million units in 2022, but will be surpassed by connected cars in 2023.

Amazon's Ring seeks editor for breaking crime news

Amazon's Ring seeks editor for breaking crime news

Amazon is seeking a Managing Editor for its smart doorbell unit, Ring, to deliver breaking crime news.

Smart city spending to top $81bn this year

Smart city spending to top $81bn this year

Singapore, Tokyo, New York city, London and Shanghai lead the way in terms of 2018 investments while the three largest use cases will attract nearly one quarter of global smart cities spending