In the current model of democratic rule of law, security is assumed as a basic right of citizens. Optimal resources allocation and budgetary constraints oblige an increasingly careful strategic management, adapted to demographic reality. The SIM4SECURITY project aims to build a technological solution to support decision making regarding security, based on the development of a GIS model and in the implementation of demographic scenarios. This model will allow policy makers, leaders and forces of command units and services in the planning and rational affectation of resources adjusted to local dynamics in crime prevention and crime fighting. To communicate the SIM4SECURITY results, dashboards containing the various dimensions and perspectives of the information were elaborated and are presented. The obtained outcomes show that dashboards are an important visual tool in the decision-making process by providing meaningful insights regarding security and in the location-allocation of security forces.
Castro, Miguel de Neto; Nascimento, Marcel; Sarmento, Pedro; Ribeiro, Sara; Rodrigues, Teresa; and Painho, Marco, "Implementation of a dashboard for security forces data visualization" (2018). 2018 Proceedings. 19.