Safe City Solutions

Making a City or a Campus Safe is much more than placing cameras in the field and monitoring those cameras. Complete Operations comprise of many elements that are seamlessly integrated into a single cohesive and efficient Surveillance and Security fabric spanning the entire space to be secured. The following are the components in a typical ‘Safe City’ Solution:


High Speed Private Dedicated Terrestrial Fiber-optics Based Network

Network spanning the entire city (or campus) and must have redundancy at all levels with no single point of failure. Furthermore, the Network has to designed and optimized for High-Definition (HD) Video transport with minimal latency.


Dedicated (Or Shared) Lte/4g Wireless Network

This Network Exclusively for use by the Police force and users. The Wireless network must be fully integrated with the Safe City Systems Terrestrial Network. The primary function of the Wireless Network will be to support HD Video and Voice applications on mobile Assets in the field and the secondary function will be to serve as a backup link channel in case of Terrestrial Network outages.


Main Data Centre

This will host all the Safe City Systems Information and Data Processing and Storage Equipment in addition to Core Routing and Switching gear. The Data Centre must be designed as Certified Tier 3 Data Centre as defined by the 2010 ANSI/TIA Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA). The Tier-3 Data Centre must have at a minimum of multiple independent distribution paths serving the IT equipment. All IT equipment must be dual-powered and fully compatible with the topology of a site's architecture. In addition, the site concurrent maintainable infrastructure must have an expected availability of 99.982%.


Disaster Recovery Centre

This will host an identical set of Information and Data Processing and Storage Equipment along with Core Routing and Switching gear. The purpose of this Centre is to act as a ‘Shadow’ to the main Data Centre with near real-time replication (using a ‘heart-beat’ replication method). The Disaster Recovery Centre must ensure Zero or near-zero data loss and support Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs) and Recovery Point Objectives (RPOs) of a Tier 6 DRC. Tier 6 DRC's maintain the highest levels of data currency. They are used in operations where there is little or no tolerance for data loss and where there is a need to restore data to applications rapidly.


Specialized Control Rooms

Control rooms will comprise of several ‘Control Rooms’ in the same facility as the Main Data Centre. Each control room must have a distinct and prescribed method of operation. Each control room must be equipped with an appropriate combination of Hardware, Systems and supporting process for specific 'Role-based' operations. Safe City Systems must have the following Control Rooms in the main facility

  • Emergency Call Centre (ECC)
  • Dispatch Centre (DC)
  • Strategic Operations and Monitoring Suite (SOMS )
  • IP/NV (and/or CCTV) Control Room
  • Digital Forensic Centre (DFC)
  • Police Strategic Command (PSC)
  • Crisis Management Centre (CMC)
  • Intelligence and Investigation Centre (IIC)
  • Traffic Monitoring Centre (TMS)
  • Knowledge Centre (KC)
  • Media Monitoring Centre (MMC)
  • NOC/SOC - Network Operation Control & Security Operation Centre
  • Data Center and Admin Facility Access Security Centre
  • Administration And Operations Centre (AOC)

All Control Rooms must be connected to the Safe City Systems Fiber Network through high-speed and redundant Access switches located in the Safe City Systems Main Data Centre as well as the Disaster Recovery Centre. The Control Rooms must have appropriate lighting to ensure the maximum visual clarity for Video Displays, monitors and other LCD / CCD displays for operators. Furthermore, the Control Rooms must have continuous Power and a Back-up power supply, which must be a combination of Grid, UPS and Batteries, and Generators to supply power contiguously for 24x7x365 with no possibility of disruption due to power failure.


Integrated Software Applications Suite

At the heart of the Safe City Systems, there must be a host of applications and sub-systems residing on servers in the Data Centre. The applications will be integrated into a single Cohesive System and User Interface offering rich functionality to Safe City Systems operations staff using a ‘Role-Based’ access and features model.

  • ACD/CTI - Automatic Call Routing using Integrated Computer Telephony
  • Application Management System
  • Corporate Gazetteer
  • GIS - Geographic Information System
  • CCTV Monitoring and Control System
  • MMS - Media Management System
  • RMS - Human Resource Management System
  • Criminal Record Management System
  • SOPS/Faqs
  • Data Exchange System (Data Warehouse)
  • Learning Management System (LMS)
  • CAD – Computer Assisted Dispatching function
  • AVLS/APLS System (Automatic Vehicle and people Locating System)
  • UTMS
  • Stationary hd Video Cameras
  • NMS
  • DCMS
  • Video Analytics System
    • ANPR System
    • Facial Recognition
    • Object Recognition
  • Integrated Communication Control System (ICCS) / Integrated Communication Platform
    • VoIP System
    • Mobile Data Systems (MDS)
    • Legacy Voice Systems
  • Video Management System
    • Video, Audio and Digital Still Images Asset Management
    • Encoding, Streaming, Storage, Archiving, Vaulting and Evidence Locker
    • Video Search, Retrieval, Decoding and On-demand playing
    • Video Enhancement, Forensics and Evidence preparation
  • Intelligent Traffic Management System (ITMS)
    • Journey Time Monitoring System (JTMS)
    • Red Light and Traffic Rules violation Monitoring System
    • Automatic Traffic Signal Control and Optimization
    • E-Challan System
    • Variable Messaging System (VMS)

High-Definition Special and General purpose Video Cameras must be installed on Stand-alone Poles and overhead Gantry’s throughout the city. All Cameras used throughout the Safe City Systems City-wide implementation are IP-based as well as LTE/4G enabled. In addition, the Cameras conform to the latest ONVIF standard for control features. The cameras are optimally placed to provide coverage of all major entrances and exits to the city, all major infrastructure and buildings, universities /educational institutes, traffic signals, identified crime pockets and other identified areas of interest. All Stationary cameras are connected to the Video Surveillance System at the Main Data Centre as well as the Disaster Recovery Centre via the private and dedicated Fiber Optic network. There are three specific types of stationary cameras:

  • Fixed
  • PTZ – Pan – Tilt and Zoom
  • ANPR – Automatic Number Plate Recognition

All Control Rooms are connected to the Safe City Systems Fiber Network through high-speed and redundant Access switches located in the Safe City Systems Main Data Centre as well as the Disaster Recovery Centre. The Control Rooms have appropriate lighting to ensure the maximum visual clarity for Video Displays, monitors and other LCD / CCD displays for operators. Furthermore, the Control Rooms must have continuous Power and a Back-up power supply, which must be a combination of Grid, UPS and Batteries, and Generators to supply power contiguously for 24x7x365 with no possibility of disruption due to power failure.

Fixed cameras must be used primarily for general purpose surveillance. Their field of view will be fixed and directed towards a pre-determined Area of Interest (AoI). PTZ cameras must be used for detailed scanning, zooming and focusing on areas and subjects/objects of interest. The ANPR cameras must be used for capturing vehicle number plates and identifying suspect vehicles. Video Streams from all these three types of cameras however will be further used for additional real-time and ‘after-the-fact’ video footage processing / exploitation applications such as:

  • Facial Recognition
  • Abandoned object / suspect object identification
  • Capturing and identifying Traffic Signal violations
  • Capturing and identifying lane, direction and turn violations
  • Traffic congestion and traffic flow control
  • Other specialized Video analytics

The video analytics system at the Data Centre must process the video both on real-time video streams as well as on stored video footage retrieved for analytics. Due to the intensive computing power and system resources required, specific cameras such as cameras at signal intersections, exit/entry points and special places of interest must be enabled for real-time video analytics and alarm generation. However, the software must have the capability to perform analytics on stored video as a background process using a pool of video analytic servers to generate warnings, alarms, identify and highlight video footage of interest based on input parameters etc.


Mobile Hd Video Cameras

Approx. 2,000 Special and General purpose High-Definition Mobile Video cameras must be in use by the Police force. These cameras must be LTE/4G enabled with full capability to stream HD Video to the Safe City Systems Data Centre for viewing, storage and analytics just as any other video captured and streamed from Stationary HD Video Cameras. The cameras will be mounted on Police vehicles in the field, worn by Police officers, hand-carried as mobile hand-sets (Mobile Data Terminals) and embedded in hardened Mobile Digital Tablets. In addition, HD cameras can be attached to UAVs, or mounted on tripods for events coverage.


Other Specialized Devices In The Field

  • UAV and Drones with appropriate equipment
  • Specialized Police Mobile Command Center
  • Mobile LTE/4G Cell Sites
  • Body wearable cameras
  • Mobile LTE/4G Handheld devices
  • Mobile printers

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About Us

Safe City Systems is a company focused on providing end-to-end solutions for Video-based Surveillance, Video Analytics, Emergency Dispatch, Traffic Management, Communications and Mobile monitoring devices. Our solutions provide a unified, directed and effective response system for Public safety and law enforcement agencies. Agencies can react immediately to incidents of any magnitude, be more proactive in prevention of incidents, and record meaningful evidence for fair prosecution.

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  • 12 F.C.C Gulberg IV, Maratab Ali Road, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • +92-321-4416698
  • info@safecitysystems.com