Waste Management
Parking
Streetlighting
Air Quality Control

Urban Agriculture
Management

The IoT solutions application for smart cities have huge potential. By harnessing the power of the Internet of Things, cities can improve their public transportation systems, solve the problem of urban traffic congestion, improve infrastructure, optimize communication technologies and convert a city into the most urbanized region. With the help of sensors, municipal governments can track wind force, detect seismic activities, and adjust energy consumption in smart cities. Smart city technology can also be used to monitor the number of people inside a room and adjust traffic flow. For instance, with the help of smart meters, utility companies can monitor water consumption, waste management, and power amounts spent on lighting, which is important historical data that can be used as a platform for a smart city initiative aimed at the solution of environmental issues.

Smart cities require real-time visibility into all aspects of urban life. To achieve this, smart cities typically utilize wide-area wireless networks to enable connectivity between a vast network of disparate data-generating IoT devices, sensors, and smart meters. LoRaWAN wireless technology is the best solution for the application in the scope of smart cities. The main specifics of smart city devices include a wide coverage radius, low power, and cost-effectiveness that allow managing urban areas infrastructure with fewer people and money resources allocated to the same tasks. With IoT and smart city projects, urban infrastructures will gain better results for a cleaner environment, more free space in public places, lessen inefficient waste collection cases, have more effective budget planning, and many other features.

Areas of Application
Connected Airports
Bridge Stress Management
Flood Monitoring

Smart cities can use connected sensors and IoT solutions to collect and analyze data. Cities then can utilize this data for the improvement of infrastructure, traffic management, public services, and more. Building managers around the globe have been integrating IoT technology into a number of infrastructures compared to previous generations. Actually, a survey conducted several years ago, has shown that about 70% of building managers in the US are aware of IoT technology and planning to work with it. In fact, 47% of people believe the Internet of Things will change the way the building operates in the coming years.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming a critical part of cities. The benefits of IoT technology are well documented and can be seen in the smart city examples. That is why management companies and city governments that require complicated infrastructure solutions have to understand that IoT applications are much wider than a smart home, or smart devices. For example, connected monitoring systems together with artificial intelligence can help cities improve their infrastructure and public safety, increasing access to smart mobility, giving resources for the launch of a smart parking project, or improving access to open data on population growth.

MINIMIZE THE LOSS OF RESOURCES
Metering (Water, Gas)
Waste Management
Streetlighting

Whatever the size, population, or any specifics – digital tools will make the processes behind everyday city life transparent, measured, and predicted. Digital tools are revolutionizing urban planning, and smart cities aim to make urban life easier by increasing the efficiency, quality, and accessibility of public services. One of the main drivers behind IoT applications for smart cities is the reduction of resource consumption. By monitoring assets and traffic flow, the city can significantly reduce energy consumption. For example, smart lighting can turn on and off depending on the movement’s presence on the street. Connected traffic lights can be connected with the central traffic management platform, which can significantly decrease traffic jams in the city. Such smart application in IoT as smart street light control system and intelligent transport solution will convert a city that is only at the beginning of its “smartening” into a truly smart city. Additionally, with IoT, smart cities will be able to track the location of connected cars and emergency vehicles, which can contribute to the faster search of free parking spaces, and faster delivery of patients to the hospitals.

Using IoT technologies to visualize and analyze comprehensive real-time data, smart cities can respond dynamically by optimizing asset utilization and allocation of city resources. Cities can integrate IoT into their infrastructure to automate tasks, monitor and manage equipment, and perform predictive maintenance to reduce operational costs. Internet-connected technologies can make a smarter city than before and increase overall public safety.

Make City Navigation and Transit Faster and Easier
Smart Public Transit
Traffic Optimisation
Parking
Smart Signs

In addition to making cities smarter, IoT applications can improve public transport systems even in the busiest cities. A smart bus system can better manage traffic, and its sensors can detect accidents to rebuild the route in such a way, so a driver can avoid delays. TEKTELIC, in turn, has already participated in one of such projects. We were happy to provide our KONA Micro IoT Gateway and KONA Macro IoT Gateway to our partners for inter-city buses in Switzerland, which provide drivers with the ability to quickly locate parking spaces, enjoy all the benefits of smart parking, and improve operational efficiency because of the better data management. Internet of Things technology can also provide data on traffic patterns and help officials monitor road maintenance.  

The IoT architecture is the basis for smart city use-cases. Cities deploy an array of sensors to collect data about pedestrian traffic and parking spots. These data will then be used by applications to improve the convenience and quality of life. In many cases, the applications will be accessible via mobile devices and smartphones, which means the citizens have a significant role to play in the smart city. And this is a big advantage because of the intensive involvement of citizens, the technology will bring more use. 

So, as you see, the development of smart cities has many benefits. IoT systems will help cities manage traffic and waste more effectively. For example, smart sensors will allow cities to know where their traffic is the most congested, helping them to reduce the time people spend waiting in traffic. Using IoT systems, smart city solutions can also help cities improve their road connectivity and reduce pollution. The benefits of IoT technology are endless and can help cities improve residents’ health, productivity, and general city attendance. 

Improve Quality of life for the Community
Air Quality Control

Urban Agriculture
Management

Street Cleaning
& Snow Removal

The IoT will make the cities safer for their citizens. A wide range of applications exists for IoT technology to sense and report environmental data, which can be used to create recommendations for environmental sustainability. A smart city application, solution, or device can significantly simplify the control of air pollution and other environmental issues. This technology can improve the way people dispose waste in cities, and finally lead cities to smart waste management. Smart devices can also reduce operating costs for buildings by incorporating IoT technology trends. It can even monitor electricity usage and alert authorities of malfunctioning systems. If you’re a city planner, you should consider the IoT applications for smart buildings.  

By 2030, more than 60% of the world’s population will live in cities, so there is a high necessity to track the air quality, have a centralized system that automatically adjusts traffic lights, and have access to all the city’s critical infrastructure. So, a smart city of the nearest future will have to meet a number of needs that require large amounts of resources. These include access to water and clean air, efficient transportation, and practical waste management. By implementing IoT, in turn, smart cities will be able to meet the needs of residents. 

Additionally, IoT sensors can be really beneficial for the environment, and specifically for waste management companies. For example, smart bins can send information about the amount of waste produced by a household, allowing the city to adjust the frequency of garbage disposal. Also, IoT-enabled packaging can track and deliver products and services, using RFID tags or QR codes, which can give an objective view of the number of packages sent for recycling. 

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Our solution

To achieve success in smart city development, city governments have to adopt IoT devices efficiently and securely. Smart city technologies must be scalable, robust, able to work under all kinds of weather, and simple to update. The best way to implement a smart city system is to partner with a trusted technology partner. TEKTELIC, in turn, has a team of highly-experienced professionals who can provide you with custom IoT devices and IoT cloud solutions that deliver real-time visibility and accurate data.

Smart city solutions can help city governments reduce costs, improve livability, and improve business outcomes. By partnering with cities, TEKTELIC helps them understand their needs and develop targeted solutions. For example, cities can use smart waste management solutions to eliminate overflowing dustbins or half-empty drains and prevent the formation of harmful gases and diseases. This allows cities to save money and energy and implement cost-effective measures for connected airports or bridge stress management. And with IoT solutions, building managers can easily make a change from conventional incandescent bulbs to LEDs and save on electricity and maintenance. One of our successful deployments of smart city technology is the application of the KONA Micro IoT Gateway to optimize electricity, heat, and water bills for individual tenants. This case, actually, has shown the wide possibilities of the digital technologies use, which gave a push to IoT sensor technology in urban centers.

Talking about smart city applications and wireless technologies, we should also note indoor solutions. These solutions include those that can track pollution data, air quality, humidity, temperature, and movement. Intelligent technologies, such as VIVID can be applied even in the complicated infrastructure and can collect data while there is low battery life. It may be actually lifesaving in case of robbery as it detects any kind of movement, immediately sending alerts to a user’s smartphone.

Smart Cities

successful projects

successful projects

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