Real Life Huawei Collaborative Smart City and Safe City Solution in Action

“Building the Nervous System for Smart Cities”
“Creating Applications Based on the Nervous System for Smart Cities”

But if you’re like me, you want to understand exactly how a smart city would keep us safer. I wanted an example of how it would work in a real life situation.

I got the answer I was looking for at Huawei Connect 2017 in Shanghai, and it blew my mind. I’ll explain the real life scenario below — and I hope it gives you an aha moment also.

Hong-Eng Koh and me at Huawei Connect in Shanghai, September 2017

Now I Want to Blow Your Mind

I’d like to give you an example of Huawei’s Collaborative Public Safety Solution in action — and show you how it helped to arrest a criminal.

This is an example of a Tripwire. The reference camera takes one picture of each person. Then when you click on the image of the person at the bottom, it shows you where they are.
This is Huawei’s Video Surveillance Cloud Platform. It’s an integrated device for video big data analysis scenarios in small or medium-sized safe cities. It supports the Tripwire.

Is your mind blown? Mine was.

Some people think Smart/Safe Cities are just cities with a lot of video cameras and surveillance, but obviously that’s not the case. I hope this real life example gave you a small taste of what’s possible and how intelligent cities can keep us safer.

Predictive Policing System
Do you think it would be hard to recognize a criminal’s face in a crowd? Think again.
Huawei’s Video Cloud Solution can assist with traffic guidance, crowd monitoring and even scan for missing children. It supports cross-region and network-wide sharing.



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Diana Adams

Diana Adams


Tech journalist, Apple ACN, Digital Transformation, IoT, 5G, AI and the future of tech.