Futureproofing Scotland’s Capital

North designed and delivered a revolutionary new Smart City Operations Centre for the City of Edinburgh Council – as part of a £2.6m contract funded by the Council and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Replacing an outdated control centre that was no longer fit-for-purpose, the new Operations Centre saw the provision of high-definition CCTV cameras, expanded security coverage, and the introduction of advanced analytics and artificial intelligence. Altogether, this provides situational awareness that can predict or pinpoint new and existing threats, helping the Council respond to emergencies and manage large-scale events like Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations and August Festivals.

The facility also integrates other technologies that are helping to improve traffic flow, transport infrastructure and city planning – subsequently improving the city’s collective carbon footprint. Intelligent sensor data, transmitted using North’s IoT Scotland network and smart waste and intelligent housing solutions, are also being used to drive improvements across the city.


The City of Edinburgh Council


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