Davao City touts control center upgrade

Subscribe Now June 11, 2013 at 07:41am

The city government of Davao has disclosed the successful implementation of IBM's Intelligent Operations Center solution, boosting the city's public safety initiatives.

The move enhanced the capabilities of Davao’s existing Public Safety and Security Command Center (PSSCC) by integrating and analyzing data from multiple agencies that are dedicated to protecting citizen welfare, it said in a statement.

The beefed up control center will help coordinate the city’s emergency services such as police, fire, anti-terrorism task force, and the K9 urban search and rescue services.

With the new system, the PSCCC now has a centralized operations dashboard where multiple agencies can integrate and process information in real time, significantly improving their response time to emergencies.

“Over the past month of operation, the centralized and intelligent platform has enabled noticeable improvements in the management of the four main pillars of public safety: crime prevention, emergency response, threat prevention and response, and traffic management,” it added.

Davao City is the largest city in the Philippines in terms of land area and is considered the business capital of the Southern Philippines in the Mindanao region.

“Keeping our city safe is critical in raising the standard of living and ensuring continued economic prosperity. With our improved PSSCC, we can now shift from responding to critical events to anticipating and preventing them, when and where possible,” said Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio.

The IBM solution standardized operating procedures and unified the communications capabilities of Davao City’s several public safety and security departments. According to IBM, the Intelligent Operations Center’s analysis, integrated communications, GPS and video surveillance capabilities help the PSSCC and agency responders effectively channel resources during public safety or security incidents.

Source: manilastandardtoday.com

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