A smart city uses digital technology to connect, protect, and enhance the lives of citizens. IoT sensors, video cameras, social media, and other inputs act as a nervous system, providing the city operator and citizens with constant feedback so they can make informed decisions.
A smart city collects and analyzes data from IoT sensors and video cameras. In essence, it "senses" the environment so that the city operator can decide how and when to take action. Some actions can be performed automatically. For example, a public waste bin can contact the city for service when it is near capacity instead of waiting for a scheduled pickup.
Monitor the air so you'll know when to regulate emissions.
Connect with citizens and tourists through interactive kiosks and mobile apps, offering information based on their location.
Visualize and analyze all the city data to better decide when and how to act.
Lower energy consumption, cut costs, and simplify maintenance.
Generate revenue with demand-based parking and reduce parking-space search time for citizens.
Citywide Wi-Fi connects sensors but, more importantly, also provides a way for people to connect with the world.
Protect against crime, terrorism, and civil unrest, and respond more quickly to emergencies with advanced video analytics.
Reduce congestion and pollution through traffic management.
Understand where people move and spend their time and use those insights for city planning.
When waste bins are connected, city workers can collect them as needed. Save staff time and resources.
Safe, efficient water flow is an essential resource for any city.