PSFK's consulting team looks at how pervasive networks of cameras and embedded sensors can monitor the safety and well-being of both the city and its residents.

Driven by the reduced costs of technology and wider availability of WiFi, urban environments are being upgraded with a pervasive network of cameras and embedded sensors to monitor the safety and well-being of both the city and its residents. Whether tracking the integrity of vital infrastructure, providing a real-time picture traffic conditions or keeping a watchful eye on potential crime this intelligent web of information brings greater awareness to both citizens and officials. Here are two of the best examples that PSFK Labs has seen around the theme of Urban Vigilance:

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