The new norm in a city
Different countries around the world have been or are going through an IoT phase in which organisations and governments work together to establish a data-transparent city that interacts with human behaviour.
Different methods are being applied - network deployments, pilot projects, scalable try-outs and full implementations in certain regions of cities or areas where the results are captured and displayed.
This transparency of data is really helpful for decision makers to decide which strategy to put in place to adjust public management measures or put new strategies in place. IoT can really help creating a new norm in a city and develop a higher quality of life for the inhabitants.
What is IoT exactly?
The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects (‘Things’) that use sensors to capture data and embedded connectivity to exchange information over the internet to drive new value creation.
‘Things’ can be computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, objects, animals or people.
The anticipated benefits of IoT are really starting to show in some of the cities that are through the try-out phase and now they're able to capture data from daily life and usage of objects and facilities in the area. Capturing and storing this data now creates another dimension to the data-transparency of the behaviour of the public in the monitored area.
Not only does it show current daily changes and scores, it also shows the scores and usage of the past in a historic log of data from the different sensors deployed in the cities. Collected data can then be used to build the historical trends that predict and put you in front of issues before they occur. An overview of the same source, in the past, current and future, to provide the decision makers with the right data at the right time.
With IoT, sensors and smart devices provide the capability to manage a network of physical objects. Consider monitoring across multiple layers of the network and infrastructure used by you and your customers. The data that you collect from an onsite monitor could be enhanced with data about location, weather conditions, implications of surrounding objects and events.
What about non-physical objects?
When having to make decision on how to present, monitor and manage physical objects in a public space, a deciding factor is often overseen; non-physical objects such as parks, quality of areas, grounds, events and activities. These are tremendously important when deciding where to place and how to manage physical objects such as streetlighting, benches, roads and litter bins.
At Yotta we believe..
Our platform Alloy can assist decision makers in managing their assets, physical or non-physical with the most enhanced data-transparancy and interaction model available on the market with a user-friendly interface. Alloy is a single solution that will drive efficiency, collaboration and innovation and support the Internet of Things to become an Interaction of Things and Humans.
Alloy is able to be the front runner of software used for smart cities as it will not only display the data that is produced by IoT deployments, it also enables the users to interact, connect and control their assets remotely.
Through its powerful workflow functionality it can mimic current business processes done manually and automate these triggers, actions and follow-up actions. Not only existing business processes can be set to be automated, decision makers can now enhance the business processes and make them more efficient through Alloy which allows them to create huge savings on inefficiencies and duplication of work in the public space.
All of this new functionality provides a greater use of resource as Alloy can make light work with less involvement. This gives decision maker the opportunity to increase the level of dialogue and interaction with citizens. Alloy can monitor citizen engagement, connect to citizen applications that are widely available and capture input from the people in the city and save on sending resources out for inspections. Alloy provides an estimate of spent budget on activities like inspections that have been carried out, and sends updates and reports to decision makers automatically when exceptions arise.
Select areas in Alloy to work with your marketing and business development partners and translate the IoT data you are capturing to turn into models that will increase customer dialog, trust and retention - and the platform will involve all stakeholders automatically.