Surveillance for 
smart communities

We're helping you build a foundation for smarter places in public spaces.

Surveillance for 
smart communities

We're helping you build a foundation for smarter places in public spaces.
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What is a ‘smart place’?

What is a ‘smart place’?

Smart places are essentially about integrating technology to help authorities run public services in a cannier fashion. Smart technology can drive efficiencies, open up options for businesses, and improve the lives of communities and visitors. 

We can help you select from the huge range of cameras, sensors and integrated information feeds to make sure your smart services deliver what you need.

  • Connected

    The better-connected a city is, the more efficient it will be. A comprehensive surveillance network will improve visibility, and drive outcomes, in all sorts of different ways.
  • Decisive

    Making swift, intelligent, well-informed decisions - based on real data and insights - can make all the difference. Proactivity is the key to a safe, efficient and harmonious place to live, work, and run a business.
  • Better

    Surveillance is about more than just public safety, it’s about improving quality of life - cost effectively. Small incremental improvements helped by a constant stream of valuable data will save the local authority time and money, all while making the city a better place to be.
  • Connected

    The better-connected a city is, the more efficient it will be. A comprehensive surveillance network will improve visibility, and drive outcomes, in all sorts of different ways.
  • Decisive

    Making swift, intelligent, well-informed decisions - based on real data and insights - can make all the difference. Proactivity is the key to a safe, efficient and harmonious place to live, work, and run a business.
  • Better

    Surveillance is about more than just public safety, it’s about improving quality of life - cost effectively. Small incremental improvements helped by a constant stream of valuable data will save the local authority time and money, all while making the city a better place to be.
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Personalise your places

How you use the technology depends on your local challenges, your ambitions and the limits of your imagination. Want some ideas? Here are a few for starters:

  • provide free public wi-fi
  • reduce congestion
  • predict and prioritise flood responses
  • monitor and manage air quality
  • get insight into traffic and crowd behaviours
  • give real-time travel updates.

Where it’s working today

We’ve been helping places across the UK get smart for years now, including Cardiff, Gloucester, Glasgow, Nottingham, Newcastle, Leicester, Calderdale, Sussex, West Yorkshire and Canterbury.

Why BT

Every city has different needs, ambitions and budgets. We have the experience, the expertise and the technology necessary to create the perfect smart surveillance solution for your places, staff, community and visitors.

Budget-friendly

We know local authorities have tight budgets. We can use what you already have, such as existing CCTV cameras, and upgrade it to include new features.

Resourceful

You can use your existing surveillance network and infrastructure as the foundation for your public wi-fi. It’s part of our Smarter Places initiative, which aims to promote wider digital access for people in cities across the UK.

Proactive

Surveillance is about more than safety. It's about data and insight. Our command and control centres have the technology to analyse and store data and generate intelligent insights to support decision making, compliance and planning.

Proactive

Surveillance is about more than safety. It's about data and insight. Our command and control centres have the technology to analyse and store data and generate intelligent insights to support decision making, compliance and planning.

Budget-friendly

We know local authorities have tight budgets. We can use what you already have, such as existing CCTV cameras, and upgrade it to include new features.

Resourceful

You can use your existing surveillance network and infrastructure as the foundation for your public wi-fi. It’s part of our Smarter Places initiative, which aims to promote wider digital access for people in cities across the UK.

Proactive

Surveillance is about more than safety. It's about data and insight. Our command and control centres have the technology to analyse and store data and generate intelligent insights to support decision making, compliance and planning.

Budget-friendly

We know local authorities have tight budgets. We can use what you already have, such as existing CCTV cameras, and upgrade it to include new features.

Solutions for every situation

Existing customers

If we’re already working with you, please get in touch with your account team or account manager. We’re happy to talk through the technology solutions we can offer to support your public sector organisation.