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Shanghai is just one of the cities participating in the introduction of the new ISO standard for Smart Cities

Smart Cities should have proper foundation

Today the population is growing at an almost alarming rate and this issue is putting great pressure on the infrastructure of many cities.  It is only when communication, energy, safety, security and mobility of goods and people function seamlessly, that cities can offer their citizens quality of life and a flourishing economy. For city planners, the answer to these challenges, according to Siemens Building Technologies Division, is the “smart city.” The foundation of which is based on uniform standards for intelligent, secure and resilient infrastructure solutions.

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IHS predicts further acquisitions ahead

As we reported last week, Johnson Controls and Tyco International  plan to merge with a deal that is still subject to approvals by regulators and shareholders, and due to close at the end of 2016.  The combined company will be known as Johnson Controls plc and it forecasts revenues of $32 billion in 2016.  Research specialists IHS predict that following this latest merger announcement we may see more acquisitions within the security system integration segment of the market.

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Automated fingerprint ID market to grow to $8.49B by 2020

The latest market research released by Marketsandmarkets on Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems shows that the market is expected to be worth USD 8.49 Billion by 2020 at an estimated CAGR of 21.0% between 2015 and 2020. The transformation and technology evolution from the manual process to digital process and the growing investments in the government and enterprise sectors to support e-governance applications should help drive the AFIS market during the forecast period.

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Memphis Police improve prosecution rate with Hikvision

Hikvision has teamed up with the Memphis Police Department (MPD) to protect resdients - using a variety of security solutions to prevent and reduce crime, since 2007 MPD has deployed hundreds of analogue and IP cameras and dozens of recorders from Hikvision to keep the city safe. With incidents now being captured on high-quality video, MPD has noted an increase in criminal cases being taken to court. The city has also built a Real Time Crime Center where they can view live video feeds and provide critical information to officers before they arrive at a crime scene.

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