November 23, 2010
The Chongqing Municipality has signed a contract with China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC) to build China’s biggest video surveillance system, based on the Internet of Things (IoT) technology, the
China News Service (CNS) reported Monday.
The project will also be China’s biggest IoT application and will cost 5 billion yuan ($752.41 million).
The video surveillance system will cover Chongqing at its entirety with cameras and wireless sensors. The informations collected will be sent to a central network through Chongqing’s existing public security fiber-optical transmission network and public information network, and will be of use for public safety management, municipal services, transportation, environmental monitoring, disaster early warning and emergency commanding. Over half a million cameras will be installed in the main districts of the city.