New AI software can turn regular security cameras into COVID-19 policy enforcement points

Now being trialed in Georgia smart city Peachtree Corners, the new tech can pick up on people standing too close together and detect whether someone is wearing a mask.

covid-compliance-cameras.jpg

Image: Cawamo

Peachtree Corners, GA, a city northeast of Atlanta known for its pioneering use of smart city technology, is adding a new tool to its lineup: Artificial intelligence (AI)-powered software that gives security cameras the ability to tell if people are violating COVID-19 regulations. 

The software, created by UK-based CCTV tech company Cawamo, can be used on any security camera, meaning there’s no need to buy new hardware in order to use it. Instead, the AI monitors live feeds and does its processing from the cloud, or with an optional on-site hardware device that relays data to Cawamo’s cloud platform for a second round of analysis before presenting results in a web portal or mobile app. As part of its

Read More

GLOW SHENZHEN 2020 opens: an exploration of art by the Chinese “city of technology”, Business News

SHENZHEN, China, Jan. 14, 2021 /RPNewswire/ — In Shenzhen, a city with thriving technology and economy, people are exploring the light of art for themselves. On the evening of December 25, 2020, GLOW SHENZHEN 2020 officially opened in the Civic Center, the “heartland” of Shenzhen.

This is the first time for Shenzhen to hold a grand light festival, which will last until February 26, 2021. It aims to deliver an internationally-recognized carnival of artworks created from sound, light, shadows, electricity, and other tech-based carriers. During the festival, 179 works of light art and new media from various countries will be displayed in 34 theme activities held at 20 different sites, covering five districts of the city.

Hosted by the Urban Administration and Law Enforcement Bureau of Shenzhen Municipality and the people’s governments of five districts (Futian, Luouh, Nanshan, Yantian and Bao’an), and organized by

Read More

Gas Leak Detector Market CAGR, Rising Trends, Production and Manufacturers Growth Outlook

Pune, Maharashtra, India, January 28 2021 (Wiredrelease) MarketResearch.Biz :Gas Leak Detector Market 2021 Overview:

The report provides quantitative and qualitative information on the global Gas Leak Detector market for the period of 2021 to 2030. Given the debilitating effect of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) on the Gas Leak Detector market, groups are vying for opportunities to stay afloat inside the market landscape. Gain access to our present-day research analysis on COVID-19 related to the Gas Leak Detector market and understand how market vendors are adopting new strategies to alleviatethe impactof the pandemic.

This research report primarily based on the Gas Leak Detector market and covers Market Study Report includes current and upcoming industry trends further to the global spectrum of the Gas Leak Detector market that includes distinct regions. Likewise, the report additionally expands on elaborate information concerning contributions by way of key vendors, demand, and deliver evaluation as well as market

Read More

Rotterdam is using smart city tech to solve pressing urban problems. Here’s what Canadian cities can learn from the Dutch model

During the past decade, thousands of Rotterdam building owners installed green roofs on their dwellings — about 330,000 square metres in total, almost two per cent of the city’s 18.5 square kilometres of flat roof space. But where some cities have promoted such projects to improve energy efficiency and absorb carbon dioxide, Rotterdam’s green roof infrastructure is all about water, and keeping as much rainwater run-off as possible out of aging, overtaxed sewers in order to prevent flooding.

About four-fifths of the Dutch port is below sea level. As Paul van Roosmalen, the city official overseeing sustainable public real estate, puts it: “The water comes from all sides” — the sea, the sky, the river and ground water. “It’s always been a threat.” But he also sees an opportunity to use a marriage of technology and green design to elevate the role of rooftops in managing Rotterdam’s water pressures.

Read More