Safer Cities

Make your city safer.

Microsoft CityNext Public Safety solutions empower organizations to overcome threats, including both criminal activities and natural disasters. To meet these challenges, including demand for new citizen-centric services and rapid population growth, public safety agencies must become more coordinated, integrated, and streamlined. Microsoft CityNext offers solutions that engage citizens and improve operational effectiveness by taking advantage of a broad range of technologies, including cloud, Big Data, mobile, and social.
Intelligence and Analysis
 
 
Intelligence and Analysis

Law enforcement intelligence and analysis operations must change to handle new trends such as social media and cyber-attacks. Microsoft CityNext solutions for intelligence and analysis—which draw on cloud, Big Data, mobile and social technologies—provide a foundation for end-to-end intelligence lifecycle and investigation models that are being adopted worldwide by law enforcement organizations.

With technology from Microsoft and our global network of partners, city, municipal, and regional governments can gain deeper insight into multiple, complex, and multi-structured streams of information. Intelligence and analysis solutions can help knowledge workers, intelligence professionals, and public-safety leaders to investigate criminal activity such as identity fraud and to detect national threats.

A Microsoft CityNext approach to intelligence and analysis focuses on the entire intelligence-led policing model. Solutions include specialized mobile devices from Microsoft partners, surveillance capabilities, geographic information systems (GIS), back-end criminal database integration, and much more.

Now, government agencies can implement innovative solutions that take advantage of existing infrastructure and data assets while gaining powerful new capabilities.

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40% of Latin American urban residents were victims of crime last year.

Surveillance Systems

Public-safety professionals need intelligent surveillance systems to more effectively identify, prevent, and respond to criminal threats, including terrorism. With a platform that includes cloud, Big Data, mobile and social technologies, Microsoft CityNext solutions for surveillance systems help local law enforcement agencies improve workflow, share information better and faster, and take advantage of technologies such as geospatial intelligence and mapping.

Intelligence analysts and management staff can use solutions based on Microsoft and partner technologies to easily monitor and report on operations—every day and in near-real time. Combining data from virtually any source, powerful new analytics and data visualization tools help analysts identify intelligence gaps, monitor trends and events, and generate briefing reports. Administrators can also use business intelligence capabilities to make data-driven decisions that improve services, financial management, and staffing. In addition, by using the security-enhanced, auditable systems, public-safety agencies can store, track, and release intelligence reports according to compliance and retention policies.

Law enforcement organizations can use Microsoft CityNext solutions for surveillance systems to create a shared, dynamic operational picture of urban environments. Such solutions help law enforcement agencies to gather and visualize data, collaborate, and exchange information internally, across organizational boundaries, and with citizens. For example, by integrating CCTV and sensor surveillance systems in a cloud solution, city officials and police officers can monitor thousands of citywide CCTV cameras, scan license plates, determine the types of radiation emitted by cars, and extrapolate information on suspects from dozens of databases.

Microsoft CityNext solutions also put people first by improving productivity and communications. For example, new surveillance systems based on Microsoft and partner technologies streamline workflow by automating work requests and assignments. They can also increase collaboration and citizen engagement by integrating with social media, websites, and wikis.

The result is safer cities and a better relationship between citizens, businesses, and government.

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40% of Latin American urban residents were victims of crime last year.

Neighborhood Management

Neighborhood management solutions are designed to help build strong partnerships between citizens, police, and city officials. Microsoft CityNext offers a people-first approach to neighborhood management that draws on a broad technology portfolio, including cloud, Big Data, mobile and social technologies.

Based on technology from Microsoft and our partners, neighborhood management solutions can be the single most valuable crime prevention tool for any city or municipality. Police and city officials can implement innovative tools to connect with citizens and achieve common goals such as reducing crime and the fear of crime, maintaining social and physical order, and preventing urban decay.

For example, citizen-centric solutions provide interactive web and mobile services that people can use to make non-emergency complaints and gather local intelligence about criminal activities. They can also use the tools to find information about police services and public events, pay for fines and licenses, and join neighborhood-watch groups.

By taking advantage of innovative social media, mobile, and web-based communications tools, cities can help individual citizens and local community groups report various types of antisocial behavior such as littering, graffiti, or excessive noise from individuals or businesses.

More importantly, neighborhood management solutions can improve safety. For instance, cities can use the tools to mitigate the risks of domestic crimes against vulnerable populations such as children, women, and the elderly. Citizens can report crimes and request help by using mobile apps, call centers, and web-based advisory sites. In turn, cities can use social media and mobile technologies to alert people in areas that have an emergency risk or high crime rate.

Microsoft CityNext communities are safer, better informed places to live, work, and play.

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40% of Latin American urban residents were victims of crime last year.

Emergency Management

As demands on first-responder services increase, organizations need to coordinate operations, streamline processes, maximize limited resources, and address changing requirements. In fact, today’s cities not only need to do more with less, they need to do new with less. Microsoft CityNext offers a people-first approach that takes advantage of cloud, Big Data, mobile and social technologies. Microsoft CityNext and our partner solutions can help improve operational efficiency for first responders, who deal with a rising number of emergencies including fire, traffic incidents, and aid calls.

Emergency management solutions help public-safety and related agencies communicate, collaborate, and coordinate their resources. The solutions also help them plan for man-made and natural disasters and mitigate the risks and effects of these events. These solutions provide first-responder agencies with the real-time communications, visualization, and data management tools they need to receive and analyze inbound, incident-based information and make vital decisions based on shared information.

Appropriate for multiple first-responder scenarios, a typical solution set includes:

  • Incident management or computer-aided dispatch (CAD), or records management systems (RMS) solutions for the control center.
  • First-responder mobility systems that connect police, fire, ambulance, and other emergency services through mobile and in-vehicle devices.
  • Unified communications solutions that enable real-time collaboration, communication, and information sharing.

Together, these solutions help cross-agency emergency services to plan for and respond to natural and man-made disasters in real time.

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40% of Latin American urban residents were victims of crime last year.

Court and Judicial Management

Thriving urban environments need efficient legal systems that evolve to meet citizen needs and take advantage of technology trends. Microsoft CityNext solutions help city, municipal, and regional governments improve efficiency and reduce costs with solutions that take advantage of cloud, Big Data, mobile and social technologies.

Court and judicial management solutions based on Microsoft and partner technologies contribute to significant improvements in officer safety, decreased adjournments, more efficient processes, reduced backlog, and lower costs. The e-Justice solutions combine the benefits of the Microsoft platform and architectural frameworks with the industry and technology expertise of Microsoft partners worldwide. On-premises, cloud, and mobile technologies connect people and data, improve efficiency, and reduce error.

Court and judicial management solutions help collect, analyze, and circulate information across multiple jurisdictions, agencies, and organizations. These solutions adhere to jurisdictional standards, which helps simplify integration. For example, data collected by police is compatible with information applications and data used by attorneys, courts, jails, and prisons. The solutions integrate data and communication between multiple organizations throughout the complex judicial process.

Other features also increase efficiency, including improved case and records management, legal document storage, and archive practices. The new capabilities are a significant benefit in the document-intensive processes of criminal justice.

In addition, judicial management solutions such as in-court management systems can significantly improve processes for courts and prisons. These e-Justice solutions include public-facing portals, virtual courtrooms that take advantage of unified communications tools, mobile judges that use smartphones and other devices, and online contact or advisory centers.

Microsoft CityNext helps local governments streamline and improve court and judicial management with innovative solutions that connect data, people, and devices.

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40% of Latin American urban residents were victims of crime last year.

Featured Partners

Microsoft CityNext partners will work with you to determine the right solution to create safer, smarter, healthier and modern cities. See a few of our featured partners below, or find partners based on solution or location.

Featured Partners

Microsoft CityNext partners will work with you to determine the right solution to create safer, smarter, healthier and modern cities. See a few of our featured partners below, or find partners based on solution or location.

Featured Partners

Microsoft CityNext partners will work with you to determine the right solution to create safer, smarter, healthier and modern cities. See a few of our featured partners below, or find partners based on solution or location.

Featured Partners

Microsoft CityNext partners will work with you to determine the right solution to create safer, smarter, healthier and modern cities. See a few of our featured partners below, or find partners based on solution or location.

Featured Partners

Microsoft CityNext partners will work with you to determine the right solution to create safer, smarter, healthier and modern cities. See a few of our featured partners below, or find partners based on solution or location.