'Super intelligent' CCTV systems could be used across Glasgow in an attempt to reduce the number of serious incidents - including terrorism - occurring in the city.
It is thought that the cameras would not only capture vital evidence, but actually raise an alarm if they detect an unattended bag.
Glasgow has secured government funding to be one of the UK's first smart cities and intelligent video surveillance make use of IP and wireless technology are set to be a major part of this.
City council leader Gordon Matheson said that the funding win was a major coup for Glasgow.
He told the BBC: "Now we're putting the teams and infrastructure in place to realise the potential of a hugely ambitious and far-reaching programme which will permeate all sectors of city life."
Mr Matheson added that this will be a flagship programme for the whole of the UK and once the infrastructure is complete it is hoped it will provide a blueprint for other cities to follow.