VSBLTY Groupe Technologies Corp. (CSE:VSBY) (OTCPK:VSBGF) and its contract partner Energetika made an exciting announcement Wednesday that further solidifies the pair’s goal of making Mexico City communities much safer.
The companies have been installing thousands of security kits, which are powered by VSBLTY software, in the initial phase of the US$10 million investment in Mexico City for its safety lighting and integrated security program.
Since the installation of the security kits in Cuajimalpa County, the community has become significantly safer and is now considered to be the safest county in Mexico City.
“We have gone from the 11th Safest to Number One during 2019,” said Adrian Ruvalcaba, Mayor of Cuajimalpa County. “The single major contributor to this change is the camera network that is not even fully installed yet.”
Meanwhile, the neighboring county of Cuauhtemoc reported a 40% reduction of crime in the first year after receiving Energetika’s lighting infrastructure and VSBLTY’s AI-inspired video analytics.
“We are excited to see the amazing early safety results of this deployment,” said VSBLTY CEO Jay Hutton. “It is setting the standard for collaborative security where citizens, law enforcement and technology work together to achieve a higher level of security.”
He added that VSBLTY looks forward to collaborating on future deployments to provide the next generation of public safety applications, which includes tracking persons of interest, weapon detection, and vehicle and crowd analytics that use the power of machine learning and computer vision.
VSBLTY and Energetika’s First-of-Its-Kind “Citizen Safety’ Program
VSBLTY and Energetika, an international provider of “intelligent lighting” solutions, signed a three-year agreement in September 2019 and began deploying their smart city security contract in November 2019.
The system, which pairs Energetika’s smart lighting solutions with VSBLTY’s security technology, including facial recognition and crowd analytics, was developed in a bid to make Mexico City’s communities safe.
Energetika’s security kit is the first-of-its-kind “Citizen Safety” and includes outdoor mounted HD cameras, high-intensity lighting, motion sensors, and audible alarms. The technology also provides facial recognition and real-time video analytics for crowd behavior.
But perhaps the most enticing feature is that this low-cost system runs off the internet service of local citizens and is accessible on their mobile devices in real-time. The mobile app includes an alerting system to enable direct local uniformed police response and permits content sharing for neighborhood watch as well as a panic button.
“We are just in phase one deployment of security kits covering up to 40,000 endpoints throughout 56 Mexico City communities,” explained Energetika CEO Rodrigo Calderon. “We started last January in Miguel Hidalgo, Cuajimalpa, Cuauhtemoc and Benito Juarez.”
He added that the company is “hosting other Central and South American municipalities who wish to learn more about this program to improve citizen safety” and projects that this cost-efficient solution could be installed in at least three million security cameras in Latin America alone.
Investors who are interested in innovative security solutions will want to keep an eye on the ongoing deployment of VSBLTY and Energetika’s ‘Citizen Safety’ program in the coming months.
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