In Atlanta, Smart City Plans AIM for Safety

Originally Published by Matt Hamblen, Computer World

As the city of Atlanta embarks on an array of smart city pilot projects to improve public safety, transportation and water monitoring, residents also appear to favor installing smart cameras for public surveillance.

In some other cities, video surveillance has emerged as a hot-button privacy issue that could lead to a Big Brother culture.

But the terrorist bombing during the Boston Marathon in 2013 and the attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, Calif. last year seem to have affected Atlanta’s perception of video security. Many residents in the city of nearly 500,000 (with a metro area of 5 million) also remember the terrorist bombing during the 1996 Summer Olympics that killed one person and injured… read more

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