As smart cities evolve in urban areas around the world, surveillance can play a powerful role in improving quality of life and the safety of our societies. Technologies such as real-time video surveillance, facial recognition and license plate reading are becoming widely used to help ensure public safety.

In this trend paper, TE Connectivity (TE) will explore some of the demands and trends in smart surveillance technology within the smart city ecosystem and review what many engineers may need to consider when designing smart surveillance products and components.

  • Market trends in growth industries – 5G and digitization, public safety, aging infrastructure, sustainability, cybersecurity/privacy
  • Opportunities for smart city surveillance – crime detection/prevention, parking and traffic control, emergencies and first responders
  • How COVID is accelerating smart city development
  • What design engineers need