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Davao implements IBM technology for public safety

Tam Noda (The Philippine Star) - June 7, 2013 - 1:18pm

MANILA, Philippines --The Davao City Government has implemented Friday its long-awaited Intelligent Operations Center solution meant to boost public safety and security.

Powered by IBM, the Intelligent Operations Center is expected to enhance Davao’s existing Public Safety and Security Command Center (PSSCC) by integrating and analyzing relevant information collected from multiple agencies that are dedicated to protecting the welfare of its citizens and the environment.

The technology is designed to 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, such as crime prevention, emergency response, threat prevention and response, and traffic management.

According to Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio, Davao City is long overdue for such new level of intelligence in public security and safety.

“We believe that keeping our city safe is a critical factor in raising the standard of living and ensuring continued economic prosperity. With our new and improved PSSCC, infused with IBM’s IOC technology, we can now shift from responding to critical events to anticipating and preventing them, when and where possible,” Carpio said.

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.

With enhanced public safety operations using advanced and smarter technologies, the city government believes it is well positioned to become a premier socio-economic and tourism hub in the Asia-Pacific region.

ASIA-PACIFIC CARPIO CITY DAVAO DAVAO CITY DAVAO CITY GOVERNMENT INTELLIGENT OPERATIONS CENTER MAYOR SARA DUTERTE CARPIO MINDANAO PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY COMMAND CENTER SOUTHERN PHILIPPINES
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