IoT in Smart Cities
In smart cities, IoT technology is exploited by local authorities looking for solutions to better manage resources and improve the well-being of populations. Energy providers are using IoT-based systems to optimize production and distribution of energy flows. Organizations can also invest in smart buildings to improve energetic efficiencies and the comfort of employees.
Public transportation and movements
Analysis of population movement in cities is being conducted to improve the planning and control of events or demonstrations. Additionally, intelligent systems that monitor the location and speed of public transport vehicles (buses, subways or railways) can be used optimize scheduling and itineraries.
Public service management
In smart cities, waste management systems with connected garbage containers can transmit signals to indicate when they are full. Street lights can be configured to automatically turn off when roads are empty or when natural illumination is sufficient. Sensors can be installed to monitor pollution levels and quality of air or water.
Smart grid management
Smart grids are providing electric suppliers with tools to lower costs and increase energy savings by monitoring deployments, adjusting production and adapting distribution based on demand. Although mainly applied in electricity, these systems are also leveraged in water or gas sectors to substantially increase the efficiency of deployments.
In smart buildings, smart heating and cooling systems can automatically adjust building temperatures to ensure that energy is not wasted on empty spaces. Thanks to sensors that recognize when conference rooms are occupied, smart systems can automatically update reservation statuses and adapt lighting and ventilation.
Organizations can invest in smart buildings to improve energetic efficiencies and the comfort of employees.
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