Half of the world’s population lives in cities today – that could rise to 5 billion people by 2030. To manage this growth, city authorities need to find ways to protect citizen safety and quality of life while using their budgets more effectively.
Smart cities put data and digital technology to work to make better decisions and improve the quality of life. More comprehensive, real-time data gives agencies the ability to watch events as they unfold, understand how demand patterns are changing, and respond with faster and lower-cost solutions.
Smart cities are successful when:
1. Cloud-based systems and technology platforms collect comprehensive data and help city officials make decisions based on it.
2. Mobile apps allow residents to easily communicate with local government agencies.
3. Sensor technology and predictive analytics help cities align services with residents' needs and proactively respond to crises before they arrive.
4. The municipal government collaborates with the city's stakeholders to achieve agreements and projects that benefit the city.
When these three factors are in sync, they allow for governments to make better decisions, have more efficient government services, reduce operational costs, and catalyze a behavior change around the interactions that city inhabitants have with their municipal government and vice versa.
People living in a smart city benefit from having a more complex, data-driven public security infrastructure, shorter transit times through optimized traffic systems, reduced utility costs with more efficient energy and water usage, and better managed healthcare systems through the adoption of preventive self-care measures. More broadly, smart city applications can be used to improve the quality of life of city inhabitants in efforts related to safety, mobility, health, environmental quality, civic participation, jobs, utilities, and energy.
The use of technology is essential for cities as it provides greater visibility on what is truly happening on the ground in areas that city officials may not be able to reach as often as compared to other regions. Inclusively, technology allows for agencies to deploy scarce resources and personnel more effectively by taking advantage of real-time reporting, statistical analysis, and interactive dashboards. Additionally, this flow of data can be shared to the general public who are able to keep the government accountable, as well as develop their own applications and solutions using city-generated databases through open API systems.
Moreover, Cities of the Future should be designed to prioritize the wellbeing, sustainability, and basic needs of their residents so they can live, work, and play. This means that cities need to work towards attracting global talent and investments; being environmentally sustainable; reducing traffic congestion; having safe public spaces; eliminating crime; and providing quality public services. In a smart city, you connect people, data, and devices to create a better place to live. Together with our partners, Nexus delivers scalable, innovative camera and IoT solutions, and uses our industry-leading expertise and experience to bring your city together. Using innovative technology and unmatched expertise, our team of consultants guide your city to help bring your resources together to improve efficiency within public safety, payments, governability, housing, education, urban mobility, energy, and environmental monitoring.
Nexus can help you work more efficiently with citizen safety, emergency situations, law enforcement, and incident management.
The 21st Century calls for people to be ready to navigate unforeseen interruptions (like COVID-19) and be up-to-date on the latest technologies. We work with cities to find solutions on how you can prepare your residents to find a job and adapt to digital circumstances.
Nexus helps ensure that digital and in-person payments are simple and user oriented. Our goal is to help your city be more efficient in the money it collects through a low-barrier system that works for all parties.
Environmental factors like air quality and sound pollution demand careful monitoring. Nexus Technology makes it possible. Nexus Technology solutions are a key enabler for cities in their quest to become smart.
We allow for collaboration and data collection across government departments. A single device can break down data silos and support the goals of city authorities to make better, informed decisions while remaining cost-effective and building efficient processes.
We guide your city through the implementation of smart city initiatives by finding forms to engage with your community and co-create solutions to local problems. It is essential for all members of the community to have the adequate information, resources, abilities, and know-how in order to have a more significant impact when implementing innovative initiatives.
As cities grow and develop economically, there are residents who may unfortunately be left without the proper housing accommodations. As a result, smart cities have a duty to find solutions for these residents by leveraging technological tools to visualize where homeless people are, what their needs are, and work with the broader community to find solutions.
Transition your city’s energy consumption to alternative energy solutions. By using solar, wind, geothermal, and/or natural gas you are able to reduce energy consumption costs by 30-50%.
Create or strengthen your network video solution for cost-effective ways to improve road safety and improve traffic and commute times.