Smarter Public Safety

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Smarter public safety isn't just a responsibility of the state, it's a priority for the success of businesses, communities and civil society at large. IBM develops and delivers smart systems that capture data from myriad instrumented and interconnected processes, devices and objects, and applies intelligence to detect patterns and take action in real time.

Analytics help the Edmonton Police Service make better decisions more quickly using information from disparate sources

News releases
Date Title
31 Oct 2013 IBM, City of Fort Lauderdale Collaborate to Bolster Anti-Crime Resources
11 Jun 2012 Charleston Police Department Aims to Reduce Crime Using IBM Predictive Analytics
25 Jan 2012 Las Vegas Metro Police Department Expands Public Safety Operations with IBM Crime Analytics Software
25 Jan 2012 IBM to Help Rochester, Minn., Police Department Fight Crime
31 Aug 2011 IBM to Acquire i2 to Accelerate Big Data Analytics to Transform Global Cities
09 Mar 2011 IBM Names First Recipients Of Smarter Cities Challenge Grants
01 Mar 2011 IBM Expands the Institute for Electronic Government in Washington to Focus on Advancements in Analytics and Cloud Computing
01 Nov 2010 IBM Helps Local Governments Provide Services More Efficiently and Transparently
07 Dec 2009 IBM and City of Chesapeake Build a Smarter City
19 Nov 2009 UMBC Researchers Use IBM Technology to Fight Rising Threats of Forest Fires
22 Sep 2009 Edmonton Police Service Fights Crime with IBM Business Analytics Technology
29 Jul 2009 EADS Defence & Security selects IBM to Improve Network Operations for Public Safety
28 Jul 2009 Ministry of Defence and IBM enter 5-Year, 23 Million Pounds Sterling Agreement to Manage UK Air Surveillance
10 Jun 2009 IBM Launches Intelligent Security System at Chicago's Navy Pier®


  • OEMC Command Center thumbnail Chicago Office of Emergency Management Contribution (OEMC) Command Center

    Date added: 09 Sep 2009

    IBM has worked with the City of Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) to implement one of the most advanced city-wide intelligent security system ever conceived. The engagement is a part of Chicago's Operation Virtual Shield, a project that encompasses one of the world's largest video security deployments. The OEMC video network is designed to allow city officials to monitor such mundane activities as traffic patterns on a day-to-day basis, while also being able to detect suspicious activity and potential public safety concerns from a centrally monitored system.

  • Navy Pier Command Center thumbnail photo Navy Pier Command Center

    Date added: 09 Sep 2009

    In collaboration with the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority - owner and operator of the Chicago Navy Pier - IBM designed, built and implemented one of the world's most advanced, integrated network video monitoring systems for the Navy Pier. In addition to local monitoring from the Navy Pier's command center, the complete monitoring environment is also accessible by the Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC), the City's 911 and incident management center, and by the Chicago Police Department (CPD) Marine Unit, the City's first responders for water-related incidents. The video streams continuously for live viewing by security professionals and is recorded and archived for post-event review and analysis.

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