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White paper: Build Safer Cities and Thriving Communities

White paper: Build Safer Cities and Thriving Communities

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Published by Motorola Solutions
To protect your city, use technology that turns information into intelligence, and inteligence into safety.
To protect your city, use technology that turns information into intelligence, and inteligence into safety.

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Published by: Motorola Solutions on Aug 20, 2012
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 WHITE PAPER
Build safer cities and thriving communities
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Build safer citiesand thrivingcommunities
 With technologY that turns information intointelligence, and intelligence into safetY
 
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Build safer cities and thriving communities
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everY dollar of puBlicsafetY investment has BeenshoWn to return 5 dollarsof economic developmentresults
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total population declinefor everY homicide thatoccurs in a maJor citY
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turn noise into information,information into intelligence,and intelligence into safetY
Inormation is everywhere in our cities. Environmental sensors mounted on public transit vehicles measureair quality while wireless control sensors keep trac lights rom conspiring against drivers. City bike-sharesystems connect directly to the Web while city apps inorm us when our bus is running late. Citizens use socialmedia to engage directly with public service departments while city cameras send real-time streams to keeprst responders a step ahead. Within the inormation fowing between citizens, responders and agencies is theintelligence that builds saer cities and thriving communities.Vitalizing our cities and making them more attractive is the one clear ocus o all government agencies. Every dollar opublic saety investment has been shown to return 5 dollars o economic development results. At the same time, orevery homicide that occurs in a city, the total population declines by 70 people. Government leaders understand theneed to continually get better at public saety perormance because we want our cities to thrive.However, tight budgets in all levels o government and taxpayers wanting to pay less seem to contradictexpectations or greater protection, saety and service – unless government can nd ways to do more with less.And scrutiny o public saety perormance data is growing as that data becomes increasing more transparentand publicly available; knowing that citizens are paying attention urther increases the pressure to move thoseperormance numbers in the right direction.
 
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KeY technologY trendsshapingnext generation government
This paper considers the technology infections taking place in the industry today that are most dramaticallypoised to transorm government operations and help achieve the key perormance metrics o city ocials. Ourleaders are determined to use technology to evolve government into a platorm or interaction, moving away roma vending machine model where citizens put in money and receive a service (and perhaps kick it i it doesn’t work).City leaders are looking to these technology infections to elevate their service delivery at lower cost to taxpayerswhile enabling high standards or more open, participatory government. Leaders have high expectations or howthese technologies will help government collect more inormation rom across their cities, synthesize to ndpatterns and make smarter decisions, and distribute it to the people who need it, when they need it.Government leaders see technology investments that will help them better collect, lter and share inormationwith mobile proessionals in the eld as a critical imperative toward advancing their goals or providing exceptionalservice delivery with orce multiplier benets that lower taxpayer cost. More than 60 percent o them will prioritizeinvestments in mobile broadband technologies to support advanced data communications in the next two years.This is an incredibly transormative period or government. There is such an acceleration o technology today, and it isbringing capabilities and use cases along with it that are wholly unprecedented. When citizen-generated inputs marrywith public saety inputs and voice, data and video merge into a single unied stream, multiple perspectives becomea single point o view and we move rom reacting at a moment’s notice to whatever comes our way to intelligentprediction, communication centers can anticipate, orecast and predict. Actions in the eld become more inormedand collaborative. ”Ready or anything” becomes “ready or what’s next.”
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