Academics perception of public areas video surveillance in smart cities

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Branko Markovic Dejan Ilic Dragan Milosevic Ivana Ilic


The growing trend of the urban population looks for the formation of the concept of Smart Cities, based on the principles of sustainable development, which will meet the needs of people who live in them. The city must develop its public service infrastructure to provide all the requirements for the population. One of the requirements, people living in cities is the security of public areas managed by the city. The system of video surveillance, public areas should contribute to the personal safety of citizens, children and traffic, reducing the rate of crime and more efficient operation of public services. This research aims to examine academics' opinions (perceptions) about the impact of security cameras on increasing security within the concept of Smart Cities. The research had conducted on the territory of Serbia through an online survey. The obtained data were processed statistically by Chi-square and T-test, ANOVA method, multiple regression and correlation using SPSS application. The research indicates that academics much more believe in the contribution of video surveillance, reducing the crime rate, than studies of the effectiveness of the use of video surveillance shows. Video camera monitoring accelerates the reactions of competent services, but video camera recordings have not always been accepted as evidence in court.

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MARKOVIC, Branko et al. Academics perception of public areas video surveillance in smart cities. Economics, Management and Sustainability, [S.l.], v. 6, n. 2, p. 21-33, nov. 2021. ISSN 2520-6303. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 21 jan. 2022. doi:


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