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Complete IoT solutions for smart cities
Complete IoT solutions for smart cities

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Helping make cities better places to live
Smart City Sensing

Clever Solutions to Urban Problems

► Identify and reduce traffic congestion.

► Monitor pollution.

► Quantify the use of footpaths and cycle ways.

► Count pedestrians, vehicles, bicycles and passengers on public transport.

► Use within individual retail units to discover vital analytics like sales conversion rate, average queuing time and the most popular area of a store. Demonstrate in a practical way the city’s commitment to retail on the high street.

► Real-time and historical data for “Big Data” analytics.

► Data instantly available to all authorised people.

Learn more at http://www.retailsensing.com/smart-city.pdf
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Smart cities: they won't be smart unless their leaders get involved

It's important cities go smart, however the citizens have to get the ball rolling so to speak. The leaders will need the public showing/telling them what they want to get it done. Every single little thing helps.
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By definition a Smart City is an urban development vision to integrate information and communication technology (ICT) and Internet of things (IoT) technology in a secure fashion to manage a city's assets.

But it's simply a city where everything is connected but anonymously, mainly just numbers and facts increasing the quality of life. So street lamps for example would become more efficient and wouldn't be on constantly when there was no one around.
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1950 about 30 percent of the world’s population lived in cities, a number that shot up to nearly 55 percent by 2016 and is expected to hit 60 percent by 2030. Cities are getting larger, and the intelligence needs to increase with it, that is why smart cities are the future.
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Counting Pedestrians

In the high streets and city centres, the Smart Counter (called IoT-VT) counts people.

It provides both real-time and historical data for big data analytics. Business-people looking to open a new shop or restaurant could be given accurate figures for footfall past their proposed location to help them assess the potential for their new venture.

The Smart Counters are attached to lampposts around the city. They can also be used inside public buildings and shopping centres
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Making Cities Better Places to Live

To effectively serve people it helps if the city authorities know how many people are going where and when. The flow of pedestrians affects the whole city environment.

It is important to know not only the numbers of people but also how the numbers change over time.

An accurate people metering system provides feedback on changes in people’s behaviour within the city and allows the council to effectively manage the flow of people, vehicles and bicycles around the area.

This is also known as smart mobility.
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Privacy Concerns...

Collecting all this data may raise concerns about people's privacy. Our big data systems don't identify any individuals.

Indeed, although we use video analytics technology the system sees people as "moving blobs". There is no face-recognition nor do we access data from peoples' mobile phones.

We know how many people went where and when, but but not who they were.
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Clever Solutions to Urban Problems:

-Count pedestrians, vehicles, bicycles and passengers on public transport,

-Monitor air pollution,

-Identify and reduce traffic congestion,

-Quantify the use of footpaths and cycle ways,

-Use within in individual retail units to discover vital analytics like sales conversion rate, average queuing time and the most popular area of store,

-Assess the impact of development initiatives and use the data to inform future decisions,
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Is #BigData the Salvation of the Newspaper Industry? (SmartData Collective)
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