Exploring technologies to improve how citizens and the police work together to keep us safe

Researchers at The Open University (OU), working with the Centre for Policing Research and Learning, have received a £1 million Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC) grant to improve the way members of the public and authorities such as the police work together. This will support them to better investigate and reduce potential or actual threats to citizen privacy, safety, and security.

The Citizen Forensics project, led by Professor Arosha Bandara, will explore different technologies for people to share data with the police to improve public safety, as well as protecting their privacy and anonymity.

The technologies they will explore range from social media to the ‘Internet of Things’, and deployed in smart homes and across smart cities. This might include activity trackers and personal sensors like body cameras worn by the police; city sensors like traffic monitoring and contactless entry/payment systems; or smart home technologies like connected motion sensors and CCTV cameras.

Find out more here: https://ounews.co/science-mct/computing-communications/exploring-technol...