Urban Surveillance in Nairobi

From FortySouth Wed Jan 16 2013, 22:21:40

Last November, the Metro Development Ministry launched the Nairobi Integrated Urban Surveillance System (IUSS) project. I've only recently taken a look at the RFP to get an idea of the solution's design requirements and expectations. It's a great start but falls short in one key area which I'll touch on below. First a little about the project. The idea is to add visual presence to Nairobi's streets for safety and security purposes - particularly the crime prone areas - and to make traffic flow management smarter. The deployment will be carried out in (at least) two phases - the first involves design and implementation of a Video Surveillance solution and a Traffic Management solution, while the second adds on more "intelligence" to the platform through Facial Recognition and License Plate Recognition.

--See Also:

Web Apps for Startups

Ujanja Mobile Device Tracking: A Half-baked Solution

[view whole blog post ]
 See More    |     Report Abuse



blogAfrica is allAfrica.com's platform to help you keep an ear on the African blogosphere. We draw diverse voices from around the world who post regularly and insightfully about African issues. Bloggers, submit your blog's rss-feed!