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Crime-preventing tech to lead the digital police force

Budget cuts, new digital technologies as well as an evolving security landscape are forcing the police to review how it delivers services and what services are appropriate for the future. While today’s police leaders understand there is no “silver-bullet” solution, some forward-thinking forces are eager to embrace operational, technological, organisational and cultural change to help overcome the challenges of today and prepare for the even greater challenges of tomorrow. Today digital technologies are compressing police reaction times and have set the stage for technologies such as social media, mobile and analytics to become game-changing forces for policing in the future. While technology alone is not the answer, there is now a growing industry consensus that technology transformation must be part of the overall solution. Prioritising technology adoption can prevent crimes and provide faster responses to citizens The police forces who adopt and integrate new technologies into their operations will become the police forces of the future – and what others will be modelling themselves after in the years to come. To keep our cities and citizens safe, law enforcement must

Artificial Intelligence all over Africa

Over 2023, Artificial Intelligence has become the spearhead of a number of initiatives, industries and more. Recently, the President of Africa Cyril Ramaphosa opened up several Data Centers throughout the continent, celebrating the advancement of technological industry within Africa, in the process. Now, drones monitor the growth of crops on farmland, determining optimal times for farmland to be harvested. These agricultural drones are also used to detect the spread of disease within crops and land. Surveillance systems use artificial intelligence to monitor the paths of individuals, drawing information on them as required. Artificial Intelligence is also incorporated into traffic control, with lights changing to ensure an even flow of vehicles as they go throughout cities such as Johannesburg. Artificial Intelligence isn’t new to Africa, however, it has boomed in recent months, especially in the region of Mauritius – however, Artificial Intelligence is advancing at an exceptional rate. Experts have been asked if Africa can keep up. “This is the challenge of our times… to integrate AI into the lives of 1.4 billion people. The idea of scaling up is an

Hanwha Techwin predicts top 5 video surveillance trends for 2023

Hanwha Techwin has published its predictions for how they see the future of video surveillance heading in 2023. 1: How AI tech is used effectively In the video surveillance industry, AI has evolved to the point of reducing the frequency of false alarms and enabling accurate forensic searches based on object attributes. However, AI based on basic metadata has become commonplace and does not attract the end users to make purchases anymore. Customers now prefer reprocessed information oriented from a user’s perspective such as vehicle type statistics by period or a customer’s gender and age, rather than just merely aggregated metadata such as vehicle, gender or age data. This enables clients to find insights and make business decisions by managing the information directly. Information becomes valuable when users are able to use it efficiently. Currently, the video surveillance industry is focused on developing solutions for the efficient management of tremendous amounts of metadata collected by AI. From now on, a dashboard or a report which can collect and reproduce AI metadata and reproduce as insight or information that requests user’s

South Africa Video Surveillance Market Shipment Analysis

South Africa Video Surveillance Market registered a decline of -29.98% in value shipments in 2022 as compared to 2021 and a decrease of -0.65% CAGR in 2022 over a period of 2017. In Video Surveillance Market South Africa is becoming less competitive as HHI index in 2022 was 7918 while in 2017 it was 6168. Herfindahl Index measures the competitiveness of exporting countries. The range lies from 0 to 10000, where a lower index number represents a larger number of players or exporting countries in the market while a large index number means less numbers of players or countries exporting in the market. South Africa has reportedly relied more on imports to meet its growing demand in Video Surveillance Market. South Africa is unable to meet its increasing needs of this product with domestic production hence we see the trend is shifting towards import shipment to meet its demand The import factor of Video Surveillance Market in 2022 was 15.19 while in 2017 it was 7.58. China, USA, China, Hong Kong SAR, Poland and Japan were among the top players