’Super intelligent’ 400 CCTV cameras scheme for Glasgow (Orwell Alert!)
2013 04 30

From: BBC News


Plans are being drawn up to install more than 400 "super intelligent" CCTV cameras in Glasgow which could be used in terrorism and suicide prevention.

The cameras would be able to raise the alarm when they detected bags being left unattended or when someone climbed up on to a bridge parapet.

The project is one of several Glasgow City Council is looking at funding with a £24m UK government grant.

It secured the cash to make it one of Britain’s first "smart cities".

The grant was offered by the Technology Strategy Board (TSB), a body set up by the UK government in 2007 to stimulate technology-enabled innovation.
Cities blueprint

Its Future Cities Demonstrator, as the prize is known, is intended to act as a blueprint for other cities.

On Monday, Glasgow City Council said it was now beginning to put in place the framework to bring its wider vision to life.

The programme includes the creation of a new technology operations hub in the east end headquarters of Glasgow Community and Safety Services (GCSS).

More than 400 new "super intelligent public space CCTV cameras" will replace the existing network.

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Read the full article at: bbc.co.uk




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