Ekin, the leader in safe city technologies, today launched Ekin Spotter, a compact smart city device that provides smart traffic management, environmental analysis and surveillance. Available in Europe starting from July 19, Ekin Spotter is the first and only smart city technology of its kind. The device provides law enforcement and government agencies, such as the departments of transportation and environment, with the tools and information they need to improve quality of life for their residents and if local authorities would like public to access the data collected by Ekin Spotter, there are ways to show this data like electrical billboards or information kiosks located at certain parts of cities.
Ekin Spotter is a compact device that seamlessly fits in with any cityscape by affixing to a sidewalk. A single device capable of providing a wealth of real-time information about a city Ekin Spotter can be customized to perform a number of functions, including:
- Speed detection
- License plate recognition
- Parking violation detection
- Wrong way, wrong lane, object, accident, tailgating and hard brake detection
- 4K resolution security camera
- Self-illuminating cameras to enable 24/7 surveillance
- Facial recognition and analysis
- Carbon emission analysis
- Temperature and humidity measurements
Akif Ekin, founder and Chairman of Ekin, said: “We developed Ekin Spotter to streamline data collection, making it easier for officials to understand their cities and create impactful policies that benefit residents. By 2050, 66% of the world’s population is projected to live in metropolitan areas, and we want to ensure that individuals living in cities have the highest quality of life possible. While our existing line of products, such as our Ekin Patrol G2 and Ekin Box Spotter, provide city safety solutions, our goal with Ekin Spotter is to provide the data and analysis cities need to thoughtfully implement solutions that promote safety and a more conscious view of life.”
Some 90% of the world’s population breathes polluted air on a daily basis and more than 1.25 million lives could be saved each year by avoiding traffic accidents; Ekin Spotter provides cities with the technology needed to better manage and combat these problems. Whether a city block is experiencing a spike in crime and needs a better surveillance system, or a study needs to be conducted on air quality, Ekin Spotter’s modular design enables cities to easily customize the device to fit its specific needs. As government officials are able to collect and analyze the data needed to make informed policy changes, taxpayers will reap the benefits of a healthier living environment.
As well as analysing environmental circumstances Ekin Spotter can also analyse its self-operations, in case a problem occurs effecting the product’s operations, Ekin Spotter sends alerts to central management for the responsible person’s attention and action. Ekin Spotter is constantly evolving because it is equipped with artificial intelligence and Ekin’s proprietary Red Eagle (OS), a dynamic software with an easy-to-use interface that enables municipalities to centrally manage all of the data collected by Ekin’s products citywide.
Founded in 1998, Ekin is the leading provider of safe city technologies worldwide. The company’s state-of-the-art products enable law enforcement and private corporations to more efficiently and effectively protect the public. An integrated operating system that centrally manages all of Ekin’s products, Ekin Red Eagle (OS) features automatic facial and license plate recognition, speed and parking violation detection and smart intersection and system control software. With a focus on mobile, versatile security technology, Ekin’s easily implementable security systems are available for cities, airports, shopping centers, universities and arenas around the world. Known for its sleek design and innovative approach to security, Ekin has received a number of prestigious awards for their work in the safe city field like German Design, CES Innovation Award, A Design and Golden Bridge, European Business Awards ‘One to Watch’ and the prestigious Red Dot. To learn more about Ekin, visit www.ekin.com.