Technological solutions for the protection of public spaces
The city of Nice, France has become a European pioneer in the implementation of technological solutions for the protection of its public spaces. Urban authorities have successfully adopted hi-tech protection without hampering the charm and livability of the Côte d’Azur capital city. Nice’s Urban Supervisory Control Centre is one of the largest videoprotection complexes in Europe serving multiple purposes: from issuing traffic fines and managing traffic flows to protection from natural disasters, crime and terrorist attacks. Police patrols are geolocated at all times, public buildings are equipped with alarms connected to the Supervisory Control Centre and citizens are engaged through a neighbourhood watch alert system.
Read interview with Sébastien Viano, Director of the European Affairs and External Funding of the Metropole Nice Côte d’Azur and coordinator of the EU Urban Agenda Partnership on Security in Public Spaces.