IoT Smart city technology isn’t limited to city centres, it can be deployed in rural villages too. Using strategically placed IoT cameras and motion trackers, criminal activities such as fly tipping can be detected in real-time. Coastlines and areas prone to flooding are utilising similar solutions to track whether a flood is incoming too. This helps keep people and infrastructure safe, saving money for councils and therefore taxpayers. Night vision cameras fitted with automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) can be monitored remotely, in real-time. These security systems often lead to more successful prosecutions, further maximising the safety of smart cities.