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Honeywell: Safety and Security Infrastructure for Egypt’s Smart City

Egypt’s new administrative capital will feature state-of-the-art public safety and security infrastructure following an agreement signed between the Administrative Capital for Urban Development (ACUD) and Honeywell, a global technology leader.

The new capital, one of the world’s largest smart city projects, is being built in three phases, 45 km east of Cairo and will expand to cover more than 700 square kilometers once complete.

Honeywell will deploy city-wide security and surveillance systems as part of the first phase of development, in collaboration with its partner MTI, to integrate security systems across the capital into a single point of control, known as an Integrated Command and Control Centre (ICCC).

The contract was signed in Cairo by Mohamed Abd Allatief, general manager, ACUD and Khaled Hashem, president, Egypt and Libya, Honeywell.

“Honeywell is at the forefront of deploying smart city infrastructure, driving the industry forward with innovative connected technologies that improve the safety, security, and energy efficiency of urban areas around the world,” Hashem said, “We believe that a smart city is a safe city, and are proud to be collaborating with ACUD and MTI on this vital critical infrastructure project, which will ultimately lead to a smarter, safer, and more prosperous Egypt.”

The ICCC will integrate advanced Internet of Things software and hardware solutions onto one common platform for a holistic city view that provides unified public safety services, coordinating security response units, city police and medical dispatch. The control centre will also connect video feeds from more than 6,000 IP cameras over a futureproof wireless network, and run sophisticated video analytics to monitor crowds and traffic congestion, detect incidents of theft, observe suspicious people or objects, and trigger automated alarms in emergency situations.