A fundamental responsibility of public safety officials is to ensure the safety of its citizens and to protect assets. Many city leaders and public safety officials are investing in and applying new technologies and innovative approaches to reduce urban crime and improve emergency response. Since the 1930s, IBM® has been helping equip law enforcement officials around the world with information technology (IT) to help fight crime faster, more safely and more effectively. Today, public safety challenges continue to increase in known and previously unforeseen ways.
This IBM Redguide™ publication highlights the IBM approach to creating a smarter public safety environment. It provides a high-level overview of two key solutions:
- The IBM Crime Prediction and Prevention solution helps law enforcement agencies develop a more responsive, dynamic, and optimized police force that can increase community safety and improve the effective and efficient use of agency resources. This solution includes IBM analytics tools and data management techniques to help law enforcement agencies improve their results in policing, crime analysis, performance and decision making.
- The IBM Smart Vision Suite is event- and search-based video analytics technology that can be used to detect unusual patterns of activity in a defined area. For example, this solution can be used to alert security personnel to a possible security breach or threat in a train station, in and around buildings, or in an airport environment.
This guide concludes with a sampling of cases studies from engagements that IBM has conducted with various law enforcement agencies.
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Approach to Smarter Public Safety
IBM Crime Prediction and Prevention solution
IBM Smart Vision Suite