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Covid-19 reshaped the way we use our cities

The lengthy Covid-19 lockdowns of 2020 and 2021 reduced activity in the CBD here in Melbourne. Those of us who live here will clearly recall the alien streetscapes and a bizarre silence, punctuated only by pedestrian crossings ticking mechanically away to the benefit of exactly no pedestrians.

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DCA awarded ISO 27001 certification


Database Consultants Australia (DCA) is pleased to announce we have been awarded ISO 27001 certification, the international standard that describes best practices for an ISMS (Information Security Management System). This builds on our long-established PCI-DSS certification, expanding the depth and breadth of our security practices.

DCA Cities Jason Marks awarded Parking Young Achiever


Jason Marks, Business Development Manager- DCA Cities has been awarded Parking Young Achiever at the Parking Industry Awards 2021. The Parking Industry Awards pay tribute to exceptional standards of service and innovation, as well as celebrating the achievements of individuals, teams and organisations in parking.

City wayfinding

Parking sensors can lower greenhouse gas emissions

Compliance Technology, Smart Cities

To the public, parking sensors are most commonly associated with their role in data collection and in supporting parking officers. But their use in smart cities projects for wayfinding can materially reduce the greenhouse gas emissions associated with parking behaviour.

Brisbane Skyline

DCA looks forward to supporting Brisbane and Queensland in preparation for the 2032 Olympics


The International Olympic Committee has named Brisbane and greater Queensland the host city for the 2032 Olympic Games. This is a decision that will see the eyes of the whole world turn to Brisbane and surrounding regions, creating a rare and valuable opportunity to showcase the city at its finest.

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Can COVID recovery deliver clean, equitable and Smarter Cities?

Smart Cities

For over a century, humans have come to associate more cars, more machines and more industry in motion as a signal of economic progress. In the past decade, the increase of Mobility as a service (MaaS) has played a huge role in driving both economic and social progression

A brief history of contactless parking payments

Smart Cities

A lot of us are fans of contactless payment systems now. In fact, the RBA reports that in 2019 around half of all in-person payments were made by ‘tapping’ a debit or credit card on a card terminal, part of an ongoing trend towards what some commentators predict will be a completely cashless society.

Hong Kong night city

Which is better: a Smart City that adapts to our needs or a Smart City that helps us re-prioritise our needs?

Smart Cities

Dealing with the unknown is perhaps the greatest challenge facing humanity in 2020. Infrastructure at every level is being challenged. The value of data, resource allocation and predictive data mapping is beyond measure as we deal with issues that stretch governments, citizens and business like never before.