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Manchester to implement counter-terrorism measures at venues ahead of national legislation

Manchester to implement counter-terrorism measures at venues ahead of national legislation

Martyn’s Law, if adopted by the UK government, would compel local authorities and venues to have a clear plan for terrorism threats. Manchester will roll out a voluntary scheme early.

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.

Dublin seeks smart solutions to combat lifebuoy theft

Dublin seeks smart solutions to combat lifebuoy theft

Tracking and replacing the life-saving kit costs Irish local authorities an estimated €50,000 a year.

Syracuse partners to advance its smart city 'Surge'

Syracuse partners to advance its smart city 'Surge'

The US city is collaborating with Syracuse University and Microsoft to drive its smart initiatives forward.

Smart City Expo Atlanta announces top speakers

Smart City Expo Atlanta announces top speakers

The Expo aims to redefine what it means to be a smart city and will convene mayors, CEOs, CIOs and innovators to discuss issues and share knowledge.

Safe & the City integrates with global digital address technology

Safe & the City integrates with global digital address technology

London users of the safety app can now make use of the what3words geospatial technology to share and report incidents as well as rate walks in real-time.

San José strengthens its emergency response capability

San José strengthens its emergency response capability

The Californian city has deployed the FirstNet communications platform to all of its public safety and emergency response staff.

Brits demand smart city anti-terror measures

Brits demand smart city anti-terror measures

Two-thirds of Britons want the government to invest in smart technology that will help to improve the safety and security of where they live, says a new study.

AT&T and  San José join forces to close digital divide

AT&T and San José join forces to close digital divide

IoT solutions will expand community wi-fi and smart city solutions will be used to address critical issues and help make San José one of the most innovative cities in Silicon Valley.

US Ignite launches smart city accelerator

US Ignite launches smart city accelerator

Benefits for participants include access to an eight-week training course, an opportunity to connect with Amazon mentors as well as up to 10,000 in AWS credits.