We guarantee citizens’ safety and security by providing advanced sensing technologies, video analysis, and data analytics to detect and anticipate incidents, coordinate stakeholders, and improve response to emergencies and major crisis. While Singapore wants to increase the capacity of the city’s port by about 50 per cent over the next years, we also offer integrated solutions for coastal security and land border control together with resilient ICT infrastructure to support operations.
IDENTIFICATION AND RISK DETECTION SOLUTIONS
Identification and Authentication Solutions
We produce secure ID documents as well as contact or contactless, single or multipurpose smartcards e.g. for transport, driver’s licenses, education, voting or health.
Complete printing system that is capable of printing, encoding, laminating and laser engraving to produce customised and highly secure plastic cards. The Evolis solution allows instant issuance and decentralised printing operations of cards for greater efficiency without compromise on security.
Sealys MultiApp ID: a Global Platform smart card solution for eID, eDriving License and eHealthcare. The cards support public key infrastructure (PKI) and biometrics and bring higher security assurance and agility to multi-service ID programs, including mGovernment to enable citizens to use their mobile for authentication and digital signing. Sealys cards also offer the highest levels of protection against counterfeiting, with state-of-the-art security of polycarbonate ID Card, combining colour picture, light reflection, movement and tactile effects.
Smart cards that contain a chip reading fi ngerprints or retinal scans to prevent security breaches. Lasink is the very first technological solution that allows printing a colour photo with laser engraving on a card fully made of polycarbonate, preserving the durability and security of this material to prevent fraud.
Secure cryptographic inverted circuits (ICs) for smart cards: the ICs offer the optimum combination of security and functionality for governments and industry partners in areas such as health care, driving licenses, and ID. The products dedicated to e-government applications meet the growing demand for security, high-speed interfaces, and large memory capacity.
Fingerprint Image Transmission (SteriaFIT): it enables immigration services and police to reproduce and transmit all types of fingerprints from a remote site to a central or international site in a quick, safe and intuitive manner; the system helps to improve border control and to combat illegal immigration and organised crime.
Design, installation, operation and financing of a global solution comprising video-monitoring of buildings and public spaces that can integrate existing video infrastructure and be connected to centralised systems such as public lighting or police stations; intelligent detection system (e.g. suspicious behaviour detection, face recognition, movement detection, access control, call centre management); events security and sensitive sites (e.g. deployment of exceptional resources, portable camera, acoustic detection, drones).
Video management systems (VMS). Scalable to accept thousands of high-definition IP cameras, the Endura IP VMS (proprietary of Schneider) is an intelligent, yet easy-to-use approach to video security that provides greater control, enhanced operational flexibility, centralised management, cost-effective recording, and integration capabilities. Digital Sentry (open system) offers the flexibility and convenience of a video management system optimised to drive HD, IP, and hybrid recording from one high-performance platform.
Smart counting system based on real-time video analytics, providing anonymous people counting and classification (gender, age, emotion) in indoor or outdoor environments, as well as queue and crowd management. The solution triggers targeted messages based on passer-by behaviour and ensures anonymity as no images are stored but only metadata on gender and age classification. The solution can be used more widely for the monetisation of highly frequented public places.
SAMPLE OF OUR KNOW-HOW
- Multi-applicative smart cards
In Oman, Gemalto developed the world’s first multi-applicative National eID scheme, which currently includes drivers licence, immigration, and digital signature.
In India, Evolis provided 5,000 mobile printers that produced 35 million personalised cards for access to free healthcare. Personal data (ID key, picture, and fingerprints) is embedded in the chip
and replicated on both the local servers and the centralised server. With this fraudproof process, healthcare organisations are given a guarantee of payment, while the insurance companies can track all provided healthcare services and related expenses.
- Border control
In Europe, Steria deployed the second generation Schengen Information System (SIS II). The system enables the exchange of information among national border control authorities, customers and police authorities on crime, national security, and immigration matters. SIS II streamlines border control processes in the region and transforms the way the 29 Schengen States share information on 400 million Europeans.
PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY
Command and Control Systems for Emergency Situations
Mission-critical soft ware applications for the receipt, processing and prioritisation of emergency calls including call-taking, radio dispatching, geographic information system, management information system, emergency notifi cation and alerting. All applications are designed to meet specifications for next-generation control rooms and to integrate all types of information seamlessly for a smooth co-operation from local to national level. The solution covers 70% of the call-taking market in the United States.
SteriaSTORM: a command and control solution that gives emergency services access to a reliable and resilient support infrastructure. It innovates in terms of mobile access to incident information in the field, integration with vehicle navigation for enhanced dispatch, integration with contact management solutions to provide more joined up handling of citizen interactions, and the ability for services to collaborate for more joined up emergency services.
Multi-agency coordination system using integrated communications, automated decision support (Standard Operating Procedures), situation awareness and resources localisation and dispatch.
Counter unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) solution (drones): characterised by a high degree of autonomy and low visible, thermal, acoustic and electromagnetic signatures, small UAS are proliferating around the globe.
Thales has developed a global protection approach aimed at countering the emerging threat of these systems. The company’s intricate knowledge of UAS and their mission systems appears to cut both ways as it has helped Thales to develop effective countermeasures against these same systems.
Collaborative and Data Fusion Platforms for Public Safety and Health
Crisis centre equipped with an overview of the city-wide system, integrating maritime and city/land picture with the city video surveillance. The synthesised city picture is composed of the fusion of data coming from databases and sensors (RADAR, SONAR, EO, RDF, AIS, Weather/Hydro, etc.), drawing the attention of the operators to the most important alerts. Data can be displayed on different maps including maritime, GeoTIFF, Shape Files, and high definition satellite pictures. A voice communication control system can be interfaced to handle different forces.
Urban security platform based on Thales Hypervisor open architecture. With smart management of thousands of cameras, plate recognition systems, and various sensors, video analysis and data fusion allow to forecast and identify issues or threats, and to trigger proper response. The platform ensures real-time security and operation management of infrastructure, transportation systems and cities.
It provides real-time management of events with integrated decision support, and multi-agency coordination system. Confidentiality is ensured at system level through a secured platform, from user access rights to data transport and storage.
Airport Operation Control Centre (AOCC): an integration platform that combines operations management and security systems to manage complex airport environments and to enhance global situation awareness. Th e AOCC can promptly identify and manage events and alarms thanks to the integration of all airport systems, including security, airport IT, airside systems and technical monitoring.
Elderly and e-Health Platforms
UbiSmart (Ubiquitous Service MAnagement and Reasoning archiTecture): a context-aware service provisioning platform to monitor and assist dependent aged people in their daily life, so they can remain autonomous and socially active. UbiSmart provides personalised assistive services such as medicine reminders or itineraries, which are selected according to the elderly profile (pattern recognition, risk assessment) and the context information generated by non-invasive sensors embedded in the environment. Services are then delivered through familiar devices such as nurse console or mobile in a seamless way.
This proof of concept is experimented with Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.
Healthmate: an e-health solution (R&D) comprising a medical device to take blood samples, a smartphone application to send the medical information to a healthcare back office, and a web portal for care givers to access collected information. Healthmate can track diabetes, heart failure pathology and hypertension. It is designed to be integrated with any Personal Health Record and is based on a secured platform. It can be used for tele-monitoring in a hospital environment, for self-management by patients, and for peer-to-peer monitoring where users can remotely track their relatives.
SAMPLE OF OUR KNOW-HOW
- Safe City initiatives
In Singapore, Airbus conducted the Safe City Test Bed in Little India from January to August 2014 around innovative principles and solutions. The group provided safety agencies with smart city sensors, e-sensing and advanced video analytics to improve incident preparedness. For instance, the monitoring of tweets and camera footage enabled the detection of a construction site fire in March 2015 within 6 minutes. The data fusion of physical sensors (cameras, audio sensors) and e-monitoring data (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, websites) has been implemented for the first time.
In Mexico, Thales provided a unified command-and-control system with a platform integrating data from sensors (video cameras, license plate recognition system, and emergency call points), an incident management and a dispatch system, a call centre, government databases and reporting tools. Th e platform reduced criminality by 35%, insurance fees by 30%, and response time from 12 minutes to 2 minutes 49 seconds.
In France, the surveillance of the entire coast is managed by the SPATIONAV system designed by Airbus and Signalis: it enables the collaboration between four ministries, using the same sensors (80+ radars) and a central soft ware that provide a holistic view of the maritime and coastal security. Some critical sites will be protected by Airbus Defence and Space from the emerging threat that is small UAS overflight: Airbus’ counter-UAV system solution allows for the detection and identification of such low visible and small unmanned aerial vehicles and associated counter-effectors.
Also in France, Cofely contributed to the safety of the G20 summit in Cannes by installing 100 new cameras including 30 portables cameras with 3G technology for suspiscious behaviour detection and licence plate automated reading, acoustic detection, and drones.
Resilient Communication and Power Infrastructure
End-to-end ultra-broadband IP network solution supporting mission-critical voice, data and video-centric applications. It connects multiple agencies (police, fi re, emergency services) to improve coordination amongst first responders; it provides real-time rich multimedia information, enabling 360° situation awareness, ensuring everywhere a broader view for a sharper response. The solution addresses the explosion of the Internet of Things and sensors by enabling device lifecycle management, data acquisition and brokerage.
Nexium resilient network system pursuing three objectives: to support the design and deployment of advanced communication infrastructure; to make networks reliable and available to users at all times and under all circumstances; to significantly improve the resilience of the network services that are vital for critical missions.
Mobile and fixed satellite communication solutions for application at sea, on land and in the air. Professional mobile radio networks and terminals, TETRA, TETRAPOL and P25 standard.
EXAMPLE OF SUCCESSFUL COLLABORATION
- Telecommunication network for the French Defence agency
Alcatel-Lucent and ENGIE have signed a 16-year public-private partnership with the French defence agency to update Air Force’s communication networks. Internet Protocol (IP)-based networks are deployed to cover 106 sites, more than 36,000 access points and around 1,500 to 2,000 buildings. The solution uses standard high-tech civilian equipment that meets military security requirements. Moving to all-IP technology provides compartmentalisation and security for different network components as well as more flexibility to handle changes in speed and topology.