What is the IoT?

The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to systems of interconnected devices that pass data and insight, allowing informed decisions to be made. You may be familiar with solutions such as smart watches telling you when you've done 10,000 steps, but the opportunities go far beyond this. By deploying devices in a variety of situations, organisations can set up smart alerts and automated actions based on changes in environmental conditions or behaviours. IoT can help detect which parking bays are occupied, how full a waste bin is or if a vulnerable person's activity levels have changed...as examples. Real-time intelligence allows organisations to deploy resources more efficiently, prioritise support for those in danger and improve environments for their communities.

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How It Works

Sensing devices are deployed in an environment to take readings. It might be temperature, humidity, movement, the presence of a vehicle or how full a bin is. Measurements are taken on a near-continuous basis and sent to a central database using a system called LPWAN (Low Power Wide Area Network). This is a bit like a mobile phone signal but designed for specialist uses. For the more technical amongst you, we work with NB-IoT, LoRaWAN and Sigfox networks. Using machine intelligence, our systems track changes in conditions and, depending on the results, automated alerts can be raised or actions triggered. For instance, if a bin is 75% full, an alert can be sent to the management company to tell them it needs emptying or, if a parking bay is occupied an app can be updated to tell someone that it is not available. These are just examples but give us a call to find out more.

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Instant insight delivered through real-time reporting

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Cost savings and resource efficiency

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Automated alerts allowing real-time response

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Reduced vehicle emissions

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Improved living environments for residents

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Improved safety for vulnerable people

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