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Global Startup Heat Map highlights 5 Top Public Safety Infrastructure Solutions out of 494
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The Global Startup Heat Map below reveals the distribution of the 494 exemplary startups & scaleups we analyzed for this research. Further, it highlights 5 startups that we hand-picked based on criteria such as founding year, location, funding raised, and more. You get to explore the solutions of these 5 startups & scaleups in this report. For insights on the other 489 public safety infrastructure solutions, get in touch.
FaceAll specializes in Recognition Technologies
Image and facial recognition technology play an important role in improving the quality of video surveillance infrastructure. It extracts value from big video data, including human faces, licenses, documents, and registration plates. Such recognition technology helps law enforcement, government, and public security organizations increase business intelligence and monitor any concerning behavior. Startups develop solutions that assist in personnel control, criminal investigations, and emergency responses.
Based out of China, FaceAll develops a deep learning-based image and facial recognition algorithm. It automatically captures pictures from dynamic videos for surveillance and verification. It analyzes and compares surveillance videos to provide appropriate early warnings. The startup’s solution helps authorities undertake public security, as well as reduce crime, terrorism, and riot response. FaceAll offers video data as a service apart from video structuring and computing services.
Innovya develops Smart Street Lighting
Most street lighting infrastructure provides little functionality apart from illuminating the streets. Novel smart street lighting uses AI to scan public spaces, as well as combine footage from multiple feeds, to provide a complete view of the streets. Such technologies develop cloud infrastructure to store and compute surveillance data. Since smart street lighting ensures public safety and prevents unlawful activities, startups develop solutions to help improve the visibility of streets.
Israeli startup Innovya provides a Traceless Biometric System to improve public safety in cities. The patented virtual cyber patrol solution creates smart street lighting in real-time using machine learning (ML) fuzzy algorithms. The startup then uses a global video stitching system to track a criminal from a crime scene to their final location. Importantly, Innovya utilizes non-unique biometric identifiers to ensure the privacy of citizens who are not breaking the law.
Unmanned Life provides an Autonomy-as-a-Service Platform
Emergency response and public safety is currently limited by the method of delivering aid or patrolling. Increasing resistance to heavy-handed policing and the considerable delay between emergencies and their response encourage innovation. For example, the automation of drones and robotics helps concerned stakeholders pre-plan actions for any emergency. Startups develop autonomous solutions to reduce response times during emergencies, conduct non-invasive street patrolling, and also for enabling warehouse automation.
British startup Unmanned Life offers a hardware and network agnostic platform that enables industrial autonomous services by deploying swarms of different types of robots. The startup allows for the management and control of the robotic fleets using a single management interface over wireless networks, including Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, and 5G. Unmanned Life’s Autonomy-as-a-Service Platform also integrates with existing data and enterprise systems, empowering companies to make decisions based on real-time data. Unmanned Life’s autonomous solutions increase efficiency, scalability, and safety while reducing operational costs and installation time.
TacSat supplies Rapidly-deployable Communication
Communication infrastructure is a vital pillar for public safety in cities. However, during calamities and natural disasters, critical communication channels often get disrupted. Rapidly deployable wireless communication systems, such as satellite and cellular communication systems, overcome such challenges. Startups provide off-grid intelligent voice, video, and data services, as well as broadband, satellite, and cellular internet connectivity to improve emergency response.
TacSat is a US-based startup that provides rapidly deployable satellite-based communications networks. TacSat Networks provide fully integrated turnkey solutions that protect businesses and governments from costly downtime or loss of communications. Further, the TacSat Support & Response team is made up of skilled personnel, with the latest technology ready to deploy to almost any emergency, disaster, or humanitarian response event. The startup offers stand-alone systems, plug-and-play products, on-call response services, and comprehensive data plans, depending on the user requirements.
WildFaces enables Drone-based Surveillance
Facial recognition has become a big part of public safety infrastructure in cities. But the technology currently only works with surveillance videos captured from fixed surveillance infrastructure. Advancements in AI algorithms and autonomous technologies further enable startups to overcome the limitations of fixed surveillance and camera tampering. Such hardware-agnostic software allows governments and other public venues to easily shift to mobile surveillance solutions, in turn, increasing the safety of public spaces.
Chinese startup WildFaces builds a patented on-the-move AI system. The startup’s technology recognizes and tracks objects from moving cameras utilizing the internet of things (IoT) devices, such as drones, walking robots, pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras, mobile phones, and body-worn cameras. Wildfaces’ hybrid AI system ensures high accuracy with light computing and does not require graphical processing units (GPUs). Using their extensive ready-made AI modules, the startup enables smart compression through fog computing. When fitted on drones, the AI system captures and recognizes objects from far away, ideal for the surveillance of large crowds. The solution replaces fixed camera infrastructure, hence, significantly reducing costs for their clients.
Discover more Smart City Startups
Startups such as the examples highlighted in this report focus on artificial intelligence, data ownership as well at telecommunications. While all of these technologies play a major role in advancing smart cities, they only represent the tip of the iceberg. To explore more technologies, simply get in touch to let us look into your areas of interest. For a more general overview, you can download one of our free Industry Innovation Reports to save your time and improve strategic decision-making.