S4AllCities Horizon 2020

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Evaluating cyber and physical security threat levels in real time with implications for enhancing security, protecting lives and property.

Aim of the project:

In cities, “soft targets” are public spaces such as shopping malls, gathering places, sports venues, transport infrastructure, i.e. potential, numerous targets located within an urban agglomeration and exposed to “low-level” attacks that strongly affect citizens.

The continuous progress of the Smart City, especially associated with the introduction of new technologies, brings increased efficiency, but also vulnerability to new threats and attacks on soft targets.

The S4ALLCities project aims to transform European cities to be more protected, prepared and resilient to physical and cyberattacks.

Steps:

  • Adapt existing monitoring systems to state-of-the-art. Implement additional low-cost monitoring technologies and solutions that increase Smart City resistance and defensibility in cyber and physical space.
  • Design and develop an open information sharing and management platform that provides relevant situational awareness and decision support for incident management.
  • Influence collaboration between all stakeholders in crisis/security management, from urban planners to infrastructure operators, private service providers, security experts, IT specialists.
  • Validate and demonstrate the effectiveness of the integrated S4ALLCities SoS in relevant environments by real public authorities/end users in three European Smart Cities (Trikala, Bilbao, Pilsen), which at the end of the project reached TRL-7 level for the whole S4ALLCities platform.

Results of the project:

Specialist from SITMP (Administration of Information Technology of the city of Pilsen) are currently working on the project. The sub-outputs include:

  • Assuming responsibility for the city’s camera system in the area of image data mining (using AI to detect unwanted, critical conditions that are alerted to dispatchers in real time).
  • Data mining from camera footage in the area of traffic/mobility (statistical data on the number of vehicles, cyclists, pedestrians which is used to adjust the data model of Pilsen traffic, planning, etc.).
  • Implementation of gunshot detectors and panic screams (in cooperation with the Pilsen company Jalud Embedded, sensors are deployed for testing in the area of Cukrovarska Street and Americká Street). See more in the report of ČT.
  • Testing of neural networks for deployment in urban environments (Israeli Briefcam, Czech Certicon, DataFromSky, GoodVision; the last two mentioned are focused on traffic data mining)
  • Debugging and deployment of cameras with video transmission over mobile networks (4G/5G)
  • Sharing of experience of our drone operators in the deployment of drones and other technologies in IZS – more here.
  • Preparation of a scenario for Pilsen. (The pilot scenario in Pilsen focuses on a crisis situation with a mass gathering of people in a single area, including the evacuation of 15,000 people from the football stadium and its surroundings. The Viktoria Plzeň football stadium is owned by the City of Plzeň and can accommodate 11 700 spectators. The reality is that around 15 000 people can be concentrated in the stadium and nearby public spaces during big football matches. There are pedestrian zones and a park, the main train station and bus terminal, public transport stops (bus, tram, trolleybus), a road with transit traffic with 2 lanes in each direction and the historic city centre. The scenario will focus on dealing with a crisis situation at the stadium, either a terrorist attack or a leak of poisonous ammonia gas from the nearby Pilsner Urquell brewery.)

 

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  • higher safety
  • property protection
  • saving lifes