SINGAPORE; May 30, 2013 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been selected by the Singapore Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and Singapore Economic Development Board (SEDB) to manage a one-year Safe City pilot programme. Accenture will integrate advanced analytic capabilities into the existing video monitoring systems used in the city, to increase situational awareness, streamline operations and enhance the response times of city authorities to public safety incidents. The Safe City pilot programme is a Singapore government initiative led by the Safety and Security Industry Programme Office (SSIPO).
“The use of data analytics by public safety organisations is increasing at pace and is an exciting technology field for the public safety and security industry. For Accenture, this is an excellent opportunity to expand further its analytics capabilities in Singapore and to collaborate with us to create innovative new industry solutions,” said Gian Yi-Hsen, Director Safety and Security Industry Programme Office at SEDB.
Developed by the Accenture Technology Strategy & Innovation Group, the solution will apply computer vision and predictive analytics to video feeds across pilot locations to detect public safety concerns. When an incident is identified, an alert will be issued to the appropriate government agency. The solution will enable the relevant authorities to detect and monitor a variety of situations, including crowd and traffic movements, public disorder incidents and environmental threats such as flooding.
Anselm Lopez, director Capabilities Development and International Partnerships at MHA said, “Our collaboration with Accenture in the field of big data analytics will contribute toward a deeper understanding of our public safety landscape and increase our ability to anticipate and respond better to public safety incidents and crises as they occur.”
By working with Accenture on this pilot programme, the Singapore government aims to leverage industry expertise and resources to develop new capabilities and expand the safety and security industry in Singapore. The agencies participating in the pilot are the Singapore Police Force, Singapore Civil Defence Force, Land Transport Authority, National Environment Agency, Public Utilities Board and the Ministry of Home Affairs.
“Accenture is working with public safety agencies around the world to identify trends and improve real-time information sharing, so that they are better prepared to respond to the increasingly complex security and urban management challenges they face,” said Ng Wee Wei who leads Accenture’s Public Safety practice in Asia Pacific. “We look forward to delivering for our public safety clients in Singapore advanced technology solutions that will help keep our streets safe.”
“This initiative to increase the forward planning capabilities of Singapore public safety agencies using data analytics, risk analysis, and relationship modelling is one of the most innovative safe cities programmes in the world. Accenture is delighted to have been selected for this project,” said Ger Daly, who leads Accenture’s global Public Safety business.
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