Managing public safety and emergencies using 5G

This pilot, involving the Barcelona Urban Police and Firefighters forces, responds to the three basic pillars of safety: prevention, rapid intervention and drawing conclusions by analysing situations that have already occurred.

Fast access to quality information is key in these three areas, and this pilot shows how 5G technology provides a series of decisive improvements:

  1. Video images are key for analysing and defining emergency or urban safety situations. The 5G networks allow data transmission with minimal latency, which, together with the high bandwidth and the use of artificial intelligence, will allow security forces to anticipate, detect and analyze situations and thus make decisions efficiently and effectively.
  2. Remote management of urban devices like video cameras located in fixtures streamlines the management of emergencies and helps generate a safe, hierarchical and traceable environment for sharing resources.