Jimmy Palatsoukas discusses how unifying access control systems can strengthen surveillance initiatives across entire cities
The days when public organisations relied solely on video surveillance to protect their facilities and citizens are almost entirely behind us. Today, both large and small cities are looking for more sophisticated platforms which centralise data from many sources and display information in real-time. Keeping terrorism, street crime and other threats at bay from their public buildings, water facilities, schools, hospitals and local businesses means that more cities are requiring the integration of other pertinent security and building systems with their video surveillance . . .