Safe and Smart City
THE MER SMART CITIES APPROACH
With the smart city race moving as quickly as it is, implementation tends to be fragmental – transportation, lighting, waste-management etc. –creating stand-alone upgraded service. While, on the one hand, each such initiative represents an advancement in and of itself, the result is a disconnected smart city. The missing link in this municipal technological revolution is a connecting layer that unifies the various systems and leverages cross-vertical data to derive greater insights and create smarter services across the board. This is the essence of MER Group’s Smart City concept; an innovative approach, methodology and technology that links the siloed smart city verticals to empower IoT.
Leveraging the municipal communications infrastructure, a wide range of sensors and data feeds, as well as a top-of the-line management platform, our Smart City solution supports a range of applications that connect all major stakeholders in the municipality. By truly integrating data types and sources into a single, interconnected management platform, our Smart City solution improves public safety and quality of life, while providing complete visibility for fast and efficient response, and smart planning that supports long-term asset optimization.
The results are groundbreaking – a truly smart, interconnected city that leverages data for the benefit of its residents. However, while smart data improves municipal efficiency and reduces costs, the city’s increasing reliance on IT makes it vulnerable to cyberattacks. That is why we have built into our solution an advanced cybersecurity center, which tracks cyberattacks and neutralizes them immediately.