The Necessity for Mobility and Connectivity in Police Technology
Mobility and connectivity need to be at the heart of city security. With 66% of the world’s population projected to live in a city by 2050, mobile, efficient and connected law enforcement has never been more important. With the number of police applicants down more than 90 percent in some cities, police resources are stretched thin under swelling populations, making it even more difficult to keep residents safe. A greater emphasis needs to be placed on developing technology that is both mobile and connected in order to enable law enforcement agencies to easily share vital information and respond quickly to any threat facing the city.
Independent, disconnected security solutions no longer provide value. A security camera that is unable to analyze the footage it collects or alert officers when something of importance is recorded only adds more work to law enforcements officials’ plates as they are forced to sift through hours of video footage. Traditional security solutions also make it difficult to analyze footage gathered from different areas of a city.
Integrated, connected systems help create a more complete approach to city security. A central component to this will be a strong digital network that allows police forces to have complete surveillance. AI is a key element of these systems and therefore will help prevent global security threats.
Nearly all of the threats we face today are global. Local law enforcement must work cooperate with federal and state actors to create smart and powerful surveillance networks. To make this become a reality, we need digital systems that are not working separately but as a whole, are centrally managed, communicate to one another, and are based on artificial intelligence technology.
At Ekin, we use AI in our line of safe city solutions that provide law enforcement with ease of use and installation as well as the crime fighting power needed to ensure city security. Each product in Ekin’s line of easily implementable safe city solutions runs on Ekin’s proprietary Red Eagle (OS), sophisticated software that connects every surveillance camera in the Ekin system. Ekin Red Eagle (OS) streamlines central management and communication between all systems, so it is easy for law enforcement agencies to compare surveillance footage from all devices across the city. This level of connectivity is unmatched by any other police technology.
Ekin Red Eagle (OS) also manages tasks and analyzes the video footage collected by Ekin’s cameras. Equipped with facial recognition, speed enforcement and automatic license plate reader technology in mobile and fixed forms, Ekin Red Eagle can alert an entire police department when a wanted car or person is located by sending a notification. Ekin’s system is designed to easily share information across law enforcement agencies, with features such as note attachments which makes it easy to provide evidence for retroactive investigations and data sharing. With this software and hardware system, police can more readily protect a city in real-time without having to spend hours combing through footage.
The success of Ekin’s connected approach to city security can be seen in the cities and police forces already using its offerings. As global threats continue to impact cities around the world and city populations continue their rapid expansion, law enforcement needs update their tech to more efficiently and effectively protect cities. Utilizing artificial intelligence to create connected and mobile security solutions will help law enforcement protect against threats and will continue to be the future of policing.