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Bismart has developed a new solution that uses complex statistical modeling combined with the Internet of Things.

Its aim is to help local government and administrations optimize their information systems to better analyze, evaluate, and manage law enforcement to prevent and detect drugs sales points.

A Smart City is often thought of as one that has the ability to connect lots of devices, and in these cities, one of the most worrying areas for the industry is cybersecurity. However, even if cyberattacks increase, it doesn’t necessarily correspond with a decrease in traditional crime. Bismart, a company specialized in the Internet of Things and Big Data, is aware of this issue, and has used the concept of a smart city as a predictive tool to prevent and detect drugs sales.

Crime Prediction is technology that makes use of predictive analytic models and sensors distributed throughout the city or a recording area to continually analyze data over a long period of time. All of this is done with the goal of helping the government optimize their information systems to analyze, evaluate, and manage law enforcement to prevent and detect drug sales. At the same time, it uses the data to create public safety policies to fight drug abuse.

In fact, according to Bismart, advances in data analysis and in machine learning allow us to analyze data silos. These advances help departments to identify not only where crimes are likely to occur, but also when and under which circumstances.

“Taking advantage of information models that take into account crime history, demographics, climate information, geospatial information and other data, law enforcement agencies have the opportunity to better understand where to distribute their resources,” explained the company’s CEO, Albert Isern.

Bismart says this tool provides a predictive plan for crime, and the company has already used it with the police department in Chicago. The company is planning to expand the technology in both the Spanish market and other states in the United States with the aim of helping manage this problem.

This isn’t the only initiative that the company is doing that involves the public sector. Just a month ago, Bismart presented its Grand Management platform in Barcelona, which helps public organizations design budgets in a preventative way rather than reactive, also using Big Data. In fact, the latest strategic plan from the National Office for Drug Control Policy, run by the White House, discusses how new technologies help combat illegal drug trafficking.

 In the end, the company concluded, the main goals is that the solutions Bismart offers, which are based on Microsoft technology, are used to help build smart, sustainable, and, now more than ever, safe cities to fight corruption and threats while also increasing economic growth.

Find out more about Crime Prediction.