Songdo – a smart city in Korea
Intelligently networked IT and communication technologies can help public institutions carry out their tasks more efficiently and effectively. One example is using condition monitoring for intelligent outdoor lighting systems so that power surges and other anomalies can be quickly reported and optimized. Air-quality monitoring and CCTV surveillance are other important benefits of technology applications in governance. Edge data centers speedup data processing and can process image data in real time, providing information faster so reaction times are shorter. This is critical in providing seamless security from government services like police and fire departments. Town halls and other state-run offices also benefit, streamlining processes like zoning and construction regulations, elections, and interactions with governing councils.
In the course of digitisation, cities are beginning to digitally connect their various infrastructures. Data storage, processing, and analysis increase the efficiency of city operations, but can sustainably improve the quality of life for residents.In the course of digitisation, cities are beginning to digitally connect their various infrastructures. Data storage, processing, and analysis increase the efficiency of city operations, but can sustainably improve the quality of life for residents.
Today, public safety often refers to the security of citizens and public infrastructures. In the future, and considering how networked cities are becoming, public safety will have to increasingly include the protection of the communication infrastructure. Because the more connected the world is, the bigger the risk of attacks on infrastructures and devices.