Cassidian partners with the Singapore Government to develop security solutions in the Safe City Test Bed

Singapore29 May 2013

  • Consortium with local partner NCS
  • Results to be showcased at the World Cities Summit 2014

Cassidian, a worldwide leader in defence and security solutions, together with its local partner NCS, has been awarded the Safe City Test Bed by the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Singapore Economic Development Board (SEDB).

The test bed project a research and development initiative, will be established and trialled in Singapore. It includes the development and live testing of innovative technologies and advanced analytics, such as video content, e-sensing and smart city sensors. This will provide added intelligence and operational benefits to the government agencies involved – the police and civil defence forces - as well as public urban transport, environmental and utility agencies, with the objective of keeping Singapore safe and secure.

"This government assisted test bed programme will enable companies like Cassidian and NCS to use Singapore as a unique ‘Living Laboratory’, creating concepts and solutions which can be commercialised given the growing demand worldwide for Safe City solutions," said Mr Gian Yi-Hsen, Director of the Safety and Security Industry Programme Office from SEDB. “Smart technologies will establish new paradigms on inter-agency coordination and automate processes that traditionally require tedious work. We hope our partnership with Cassidian will drive new standards in safety and security operations with wide public-private application,” said Mr Anselm Lopez, Director Capabilities Development and International Partnerships of the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Jens Nielsen, Head of Cassidian's Integrated Systems Business Line stated, "We are proud to be part of this project and its unique concept in making use of live city data by contributing our expertise and solutions, and in collaboration with our local partner NCS, to support SEDB’s goals in developing the economy in Singapore". Cassidian has worldwide experience in securing national borders as well as critical national infrastructures such as harbours, industrial, urban and military sites.

“We look forward to working as a consortium with Cassidian to provide our expertise in designing and integrating the solution in this project. Advanced analytics integrated with smart sensors can enhance data analysis for better decision-making, and can help anticipate problems to solve urban issues. We are indeed excited about implementing safe city technologies that will enhance the level of connectivity and intelligence in Singapore’s infrastructure,” said Chia Wee Boon, Chief Executive Officer, NCS.

The goal of this test bed will be to extract value out of existing silo sensors by integrating and building advanced analytics into existing systems. Results from the test bed will be showcased at the World Cities Summit in June 2014 in Singapore. The integrated Safe City concept emphasises that sensor data becomes more valuable when shared across different city agencies and applications, and when processed into actionable and intelligent information.


Cassidian, the defence division of EADS, is a worldwide leader in defence and security solutions. The company delivers advanced defence systems along the whole action chain from sensors through command & control systems to combat aircraft and unmanned air systems. In the area of security, Cassidian provides customers worldwide with border surveillance systems, cyber security solutions and secure communications. In 2012, Cassidian – with around 23,000 employees – achieved revenues of € 5.7 billion.

About NCS

NCS is a leading infocommunications technology (ICT) service provider and together with SingTel, we have a presence in 22 countries located throughout APAC, Europe and the USA. NCS delivers end-to-end ICT and communications engineering solutions to help governments and enterprises realise business value through the innovative use of technology. Our unique delivery capabilities range across consulting, development, systems integration, outsourcing, infrastructure management & solutions and portal management. We also provide mobility, social networking, business analytics and cloud computing services. Headquartered in Singapore, NCS has over 8,000 staff serving governments and large global commercial enterprises.


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