Do smart cities rhyme with safe cities?

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Description / Summary

Many cities are confronted with problems of delinquency and criminality. However, the solutions proposed to deal with these problems do not always achieve consensus. Among the range of solutions, some are based on technological advances that allow us to glimpse the contours of the cities of tomorrow, which could be smart and safer.

So-called “smart” technologies are already used in different spheres of our lives. We are talking about electronic devices, generally connected to other devices or networks via wireless protocols. These devices can operate interactively and autonomously to some extent (for example, smart phones, smart vehicles, smart thermostats, smart doorbells, smart locks, smart fridges, smart watches, etc.). The term can also refer to a device that can use artificial intelligence.