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MANILA, Philippines – Pasig City’s public safety project has been named one of the most outstanding smart city projects by the IDC Asia/Pacific (International Data Corporation) .

The IDC Smart City Asia Pacific Awards (SCAPA) selects “smart city” solutions that “deliver better urban planning and operational efficiencies, [and] influence widespread knowledge capital transformation with government employees, local businesses, and residents so cities can develop more sustainably,” as explained by Gerald Wang of IDC Government Insights and IDC Health Insights, Asia Pacific.

Pasig won under the “public safety” category for their Smart Public Safety Management System project.

The project includes a number of initiatives: Computer Aided Dispatch, with real-time sending of incident reports to emergency services, and Adaptive Intelligent Traffic System, a transport network for better traffic flow.

“We still have many smart city initiatives that we’re planning to do,” said Ritche Van Angeles, head of Pasig City disaster risk reduction and management, in a mix of Filipino and English.

Source: https://www.rappler.com/move-ph/207022-pasig-public-safety-included-most-outstanding-smart-city-projects-2018

To improve the efficiency and sustainability of public safety while reducing cost and resource consumption for surveillance and incident management, the local government of Pasig deployed the Pasig Smart Public Safety Management System, which includes Computer Aided Dispatch, Adaptive Intelligent Traffic System, Flood Awareness Simulation Tool, Environment Sensors, HD IP Cameras, and an Emergency Network GSM System. The Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) called eC3-CMS allows data analysis and reporting of critical information in real time and allows citizens to send incident reports with image attachment for intelligent response to be addressed by Mamamayang Aksyon sa Emergency (MaSE), a free mobile public service application for android and iOS devices. On the other hand, Adaptive Intelligent Traffic System (ITS) aims to provide safer, more coordinated and smarter use of transport network for better traffic flow, thus saving travel time. Lastly, the Flood Awareness Simulation Tool provides adept information and scenarios of possible flooded areas. Environment Sensors for Noise pollution, water Ph level, loud sounds, UV index and water levels are installed in 17 locations. Solar powered city-wide mass alert sirens have been installed in four strategic locations within the city for emergency broadcast of messages in times of calamities. An emergency network GSM System allows emergency routing of cellular calls to any number on pre-determined locations when commercial GSM networks are down; in case of a major disaster, a complimenting Text Messaging Alert System (TMAS) is activated, which will send a SMS/Text notification to individuals regardless of their GSM Network.

Source: https://www.idc.com/ap/smartcities/2018-winners/