TECHNOLOGY IMPROVES URBAN SAFETY
Safety and quality of public areas are key factors in any region’s appeal and technology increasingly plays a role in tackling crime and minimizing danger. In the Brainport region authorities, academic institutions and businesses work together with the public to make improvements. An example of this is Project 'De-escalate' which is using lighting (among other things) to improve the street atmosphere in one Eindhoven’s busiest nightlife areas. These kinds of Smart City initiatives are the proving ground for developing security applications on both individual and public scale, that reach the market that much faster.