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What is Safer City? A sustainable, liveable place with a smarter Safer City solution Making a Smart City Safe Safer City is not a recent concept. Approaches to making cities safer have progressed steadily over the last 20 years. While crime rates have decreased significantly on a global scale, government agencies today remain confronted with a diverse range of threats and urban challenges driven by the risk of terrorism, cyber criminality, environmental hazards, cross-border migration and improved criminal communication.


What is Cyber Security? Strengthening Resilience with Cyber Security Cyber security threats are increasingly sophisticated In an age where everything is connected, organizations and government entities have become more vulnerable than before. With the deployment of smart city projects, critical infrastructure, hospitals, regulatory bodies, institutions collectively acquire and share an enormous amount of data that are constantly growing. As data networks become more connected, the risk of intrusion becomes greater.


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Components for transforming the Middle East into a Safer and Smarter Region The transformative forces of mega trends are shaping the Middle East. Urban planners are confronted with unprecedented challenges to address. Turning them into a competitive advantage requires strategy, sustainable model and smart echnologies. The Middle East is one of the world’s most dynamic regions as it has one of the youngest and fastest growing populations in the world. The Middle East is also increasingly seen as a business and public event locale and as such has witnessed tremendous growth in airport arrivals from 133 million in 2010 to 264m in 2015. The Middle East’s population will increase by another 35 million people by 2020, larger than the current population of Saudi Arabia, this growth is driving the increased importance of the region but is also increasingly putting strain on public services such as water, transportation and energy. This in turn is making the concept of a smarter and safer city increasingly relevant to the Middle East. Frost & Sullivan believes that there are Five (5) megatrends driving the need for smarter and safer cities in the Middle East:

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Most if not all, cities face challenge to implement smart-city concept.
Clearly, technology is the key factor for this success and we have few case-studies that highlight our work.

  • Tigre City integrated Urban Safety Solutions - helping improve citizen`s quality of life. In Argentina, one of most successful public safety is undoubtedly the one in Tigre and this was achieved through strategic alliance with NEC. There are one thousand cameras strategically placed and monitored 24 hours a day.  NEC’s license plate recognition and face recognition was implemented not only to reduce car theft but also contributes in recovering those individuals who are lost and needs support to lead them back home.
  • Toshima City Crowd behavior analysis technology NEC helps Toshima City develop swift, decisive disaster response. Toshima believes building a strong disaster-resistant city is one of their important missions after the Great East Japan Earthquake. Toshima installed 51 cameras and NEC’s world-first crowd behavior analysis technology. In the case of disaster, the comprehensive disaster control system detects unusual congestion or stagnation and help formulate swift countermeasures for safe and secure..
  • Wellington City Counci NEC helps Wellington transform into a smart, safe. and ecofriendly city Wellington’s vision and challenges were to maintain the traffic infrastructure and enhancing resilience to disaster by monitoring the whole city.  NEC contributed by its Multimodal Transport and Pedestrian Counting traffic flow and also with flexible sensing program called Kite platform.  With all of these technologies, a real-time analysis of the whole city was realized (Cloud City Operation Centre).

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With world’s No. 1 face recognition and finger print recognition cutting edge technologies to be applied in the solution, NEC commits to realizing Safer & Smarter City redefining the values of Security and Safety.

Why NEC?

Global ICT Leader

NEC has been consolidating as a global leader at the advancement of Information and Communication Technology. The NEC Group employs over 100 thousand people around the world, holds over 68 thousand patents and is proud of its more than 110 years of experience in ICT and networks.

Over 110 years history

On 17 July 1899, Nippon Electric Company, Limited (renamed NEC Corporation, effective April, 1983, both expressed as NEC hereafter) Japan's first joint venture with foreign capital, was established by Kunihiko Iwadare in association with the U.S. firm Western Electric Company (presently Alcatel-Lucent).

World NO.1 technology

NEC’s facial and fingerprint recognition are unparalleled, once they provide high accuracy and selectivity, regardless of the database size, always with high resolution images.
Through a wide range of tests and one-to-one verification, from small to large scale, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has validated the AFIS NEC as the best one inthe industry.