October 2022

Smart Spaces Safety and Security
for All Cities

S4AllCities presents its research results in its final workshop in Bilbao Spain on Friday 21 October 2022. The event marks the culmination of over two years of research and full-scale technology demonstrations on the security of public spaces, and brings together the consortium members with law enforcement agencies, security operators, first responders, EU Smart Cities, scientific research organizations, as well as other EU-funded research projects.

The project workshop follows the successful demonstration of the S4AllCities solution in three European smart cities: Trikala Greece; Pilsen Czechia and Bilbao Spain. The final pilot, hosted by the Basque Police (Ertzaintza), is on Thursday 20 October 2022. Throughout these pilot events, the project has demonstrated:

  • The successful and timely detection of suspicious events occurring over several areas within a smart city, through a combination of novel and legacy sensors and integrating large amounts of heterogeneous data.

  • The raising of alerts to the city security operators, simultaneously presenting information about the risk and resilience of the affected infrastructures. Information from the various sensing elements is fused and recommendations for appropriate actions are provided, thus aiding in the operator’s decision-making process.

  • The robust operation and demonstration of the S4AllCities System of Systems over extended periods of time in relevant operational environments, thus leading to validation of the technical approach and the system.

  • The enhanced collaboration of the stakeholders involved in the city security, by providing them with a common operational picture of the various incidents occurring within their city and a central point of management of response personnel.

 

S4AllCities is a research project funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, with the aim of revolutionizing the way smart cities become more prepared for and resilient against physical and cyber-attacks on their soft targets, smart spaces and critical infrastructure. The project, with a duration of 28 months (1 September 2020 – 31 December 2022) and a total budget of €9.7 Million brings together leading European research/academic institutions, Law Enforcement Agencies, a Transport Operator, SMEs with expertise in the software and security domains, and three European Smart Cities.

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