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Leader Group's IoT Enabling Smart City Management
18 Aug 2021

Leader Group’s IoT Enabling Smart City Management

The intervention of IoT has the power to transform ordinary cities into smart cities. In smart cities, the group of technologies including smart sensors, data, and connectivity combines to create digital environments, enhancing smart operations across cities. Leveraging IoT solutions for smart cities helps to enhance economic development. And it also boosts transportation systems, improves infrastructure and the environment, and reduces the cost of managing public assets. The need for introducing the concept of smart cities has improved now more than ever. It is due to the increase in population, globalization, hyper-urbanization, etc.

Let’s see some of the smart services provided by the Leader Group to enhance the citizens and governments to lead a smart living environment by emphasizing smart technologies.

 

Smart Infrastructure Using IoT:

Leader Group’s smart infrastructure services include smart parking, smart lighting, connected streets, etc.

 

  • Smart lighting

Smart lighting adds intelligence and control to street lights to help cities save money on their most expensive energy expense. It allows for remote lighting control, allowing for better adjustment of the amount of time the lights are switched on to save energy while maintaining public safety. Furthermore, it can also save money on street light maintenance and make asset management more accessible.

Other smart city applications can benefit from the networking and electricity provided by smart street lighting. City managers can better reduce energy costs while keeping citizens safe by using a smart lighting solution consisting of sensors and gateways embedded with IoT (Internet Of Things) embedded Technology and an intelligent low power wide area network based on the WAN protocol.

 

  • Smart Parking Management

Leader Group IoT technology and wireless RF technology enable transforming commercial and municipal parking spaces into remotely managed ‘smart slots’. Moreover, it can easily share real-time occupancy with other IoT-enabled devices. Until recently, parking lot owners had no way to communicate with drivers regarding parking slots’ occupancy effectively.

As a result, drivers need to spend time searching for parking spots. Because it may lead to unnecessary traffic to already congested spaces. IoT can change this by allowing parking lots to report their status in real-time to operators and potential clients. IoT Technology enables operators to optimize occupancy. And it also reduces operating costs and helps reduce traffic congestion in urban, industrial, and commercial environments.

Thus, IoT Technology helps operators optimize occupancy, save operating costs. And it also helps alleviate traffic congestion in urban, industrial, and commercial areas by establishing a secure connection between a network of vehicle occupancy sensors and a Cloud-based management system.

 

Smart Building & Properties:

Smart building ensures the safety and security of living environments; it consists of various applications to deliver a smart living atmosphere for people.

 

  • Home Security

When no one is home, burglaries are common. Smart home security systems integrate classic door and window alarm sensors with security cameras, intercoms, and automatic door locks. All of them are activated and controlled by keychain sensors and smartphones.

 

  • Wireless Gas Level Monitoring

Smart devices with IoT capabilities and wireless connectivity remote monitoring and management of gas levels are becoming more accessible. And these are also more economical due to RF technology. Long-range IoT-enabled wireless sensors can turn a standard storage bottle or tank into a smart device that monitors its own state of fill and sends the data to Cloud-based inventory management and scheduling applications.

 

  • Water flow monitoring

Water leaks and meter readings are two of the most significant aspects of running a water utility. Utility businesses may drastically lower their operational expenses by installing a smart water infrastructure. It includes sensors, gateways, automated meter readers embedded with IoT technology, and an intelligent low-power WAN-based IoT protocol.

 

Smart Farming Practices With IoT:

Smart farming refers to managing farms to improve the quantity and quality of food products while optimizing the human labor needed. It focuses on using the data to manage farm activities.

 

  • Agriculture and food processing

The importance of our food system is more apparent than ever before, as today’s consumers give a significant concern for the value of fresh and high-quality food items. This requires farmers and food processors to take special hands to get the food items from farm to table quickly, without losing the freshness and ensuring food safety. Farmers can use smart sensors to determine the harvest times of crops.

Food processors can ensure the safety and freshness of these food items in distinct stages such as transportation, storage, and processing phases. Additional sensors can be used to track the efficiency of the production and packing equipment.

Implementing an agriculture and food processing IoT system consisting of sensors and gateways embedded with IoT Technology and an intelligent low power wide area network-based protocol can assist farmers and processors in constructing a network that helps distribute fresh food timely and efficiently.

 

  • Smart irrigation

The advancement of smart devices and RF technology is making it simplified and affordable for the irrigation management system to transform farms all around the globe. Farm management continues to be hampered by climate change and changing weather patterns. Until today, farmers had no other option for measuring soil moisture but to evaluate it physically. The capacity to detect plant damage and make appropriate irrigation changes was frequently too late, resulting in crop losses.

By providing farmers with real-time soil moisture monitoring, the Internet of Things (IoT) can help farmers avoid the irreversible repercussions of bad irrigation management. The irrigation management system can monitor water levels at different depths and adjust irrigation valves automatically.

 

  • Precision farming

Many farmers across the globe benefit significantly from switching to precision farming practices. It helps to reduce costs and environmental harm on a large scale and leads to growing healthier crops. The introduction of precision farming has enabled farmers to effectively manage a spread-out farm by gathering data about the environment, crops, and animals and ensuring the farm is operating at full potential.

Thus, precision farming solutions comprising embedded gateways and sensors help farmers to have better yields, animal health, and farm operations.

 

Smart Waste Management:

Waste collection has traditionally been done on a fixed schedule. However, regular waste collection is inefficient because it does not account for various people and companies filling their waste bins at varying rates. This means that collection trucks must stop at every point along their route to empty each garbage bin, whether full or not. It can also lead to situations where certain waste bins overflow before the following scheduled collection.

Cities may considerably lower their operational expenses by optimizing waste collection routes and placing trash bins only where needed, by incorporating sensors embedded with IoT Technology into waste bins, and using an intelligent low-power wide-area network based on the IoT protocol.

 

Building Smarter Cities Using IoT – Conclusion:

The future of IoT is unlimited. The city’s transformation to a smart city begins with smart infrastructure, followed by easy-to-manage and dependable connectivity. In conclusion, Leader Group delivers quality services that enable smart city IoT solutions to provide insightful solutions on city operations and functionalities by offering real-time visibility and accurate data.

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