IoT and video cameras for monitoring
Within two years, the Metropolitan Milan Safety Project will see the installation of 310 IoT (Internet of Things) devices throughout its region. Some of these devices will be used to detect speeding, while the others will be divided between pedestrian crossing control, lay-by monitoring and radar traffic analysis systems. On the project website you can consult the up-to-date map showing the detection points as they are installed.
Safety21 is the contractor entrusted with implementing this initiative, which will make the Metropolitan City of Milan one of the leading cities in the world in terms of safety and supervision. More of the 350 Italian municipalities which Safety21 works with may follow suit in the future, as additional services can easily be upgraded for authorities that already use Titan, Safety21’s modular cloud software platform. To develop one of the modules that are currently already operational in the Milan project, the company called on the expertise of the Beta 80 Group, an Italian system integrator that works alongside businesses through its three business units: ICT Services & Solutions, Supply Chain & Warehouse Management and Emergency & Crisis Management. “The module,” explained Gianluca Longo, Founder and CEO of Safety21, “takes the form of a number of solutions that use artificial intelligence on board IP cameras to connect with our platform and Microsoft’s Azure cloud.”
In practice, this can take the form of video surveillance of pedestrian crossings, for example, as well as of lay-bys to prevent the dumping of waste and other objects. “It serves not only as a deterrent, but also as a sanctioning tool,” the CEO continued. “The camera’s artificial intelligence module allows it to detect when a vehicle has been parked for a period of time deemed to be non-standard, and records movements that might mean an object has been dumped.” From this, an alert is generated that is linked to the cloud platform and allows photographic evidence of the offence to be ‘clipped’.