PUBLIC SPACE MANAGEMENT
Locating available parking spots
Knowing the occupancy level of parking lots and garages is extremely useful to parking facilityoperators - empty spaces mean no revenue. Optimizing parking facilities also helps reduce air pollution as drivers can find a vacant space in a moment, and guarantees available spots during big events and peak traffic times. Tracking is done remotely and automatically for 24/7 monitoring.
Simplify parking authorization
City authorities periodically have to close streets, re-route traffic and notify the public about roadworks. Connected road signs can simplify the process by displaying days and times when parking is allowed on digital e-ink screens that can be updated remotely using Sigfox downlink connectivity. The signs can also detect shock or movement, triggering alerts to the local police or other relevant authorities in the event of tampering.
Improving food safety
Food temperature monitoring is crucial for facilities that
provide meals for school children or patients. IoT solutions
can help ensure food safety procedures are observed by
accurately monitoring the temperature of food storage
facilities. The temperature monitoring device sends an
alert in the event of abnormal temperature levels, so staff
can act in real time to restore the correct temperature,
avoiding microbial contamination and food waste.
Make schools safer
Connecting school zone road signs is a great
way to improve school zone safety. IoT-enabled
signs report back real-time information on their
Improved bike sharing services
Bike sharing is becoming extremely popular in cities to
tackle the challenges of climate change and offer residents
an alternative way to commute.
With timely updates on the location of bikes sent through
the Sigfox public IoT network, cities and bike-sharing
companies can operate services more efficiently by
matching demand to supply, according to areas where
bikes are needed. This not only helps to curb irresponsible
behavior such as illegal parking and bike hogging, it also
reduces problems of theft and vandalism.
Monitor employee attendance
Time clocks connected to the Internet via the Sigfox global IoT network allow employers to monitor the attendance of workers on remote job sites. Forget the hassle of SIM cards for tracking employee comings and goings with constant and real-time connected monitoring.
Monitoring user satisfaction
User feedback is essential to improve public services and increase satisfaction. It’s even better when you can get that feedback in real time immediately after the experience.
Install a small, customizable, connected dashboard or button to collect user feedback effortlessly, using color codes to trigger instant responses as guests leave public service buildings. The data is then available in the cloud for visualization and real-time satisfaction insights. Alerts based on specific thresholds or results can also be triggered for a faster response.
Ensuring defibrillators are ready for use
Defibrillators are commonly available in most public buildings and workplaces, and must be fully functional 100% of the time in order to save lives. Connected defibrillators send functional data through the Sigfox global network, including results of daily tests, battery tests,
door openings and operating status, to ensure they are functioning properly.
Improved data collection for
better air quality monitoring
Sigfox-enabled sensors are easy to install and so cheap to run that an entire city can be covered, enabling dozens of metrics to be tracked such as humidity, temperature, air quality and more. Some cities have installed sensors on moving locations such as trams and buses to collect even more data throughout the day.
With increased availability of data, it’s easy to build interactive, real-time mapping of air pollution and improve pollution prediction through Machine Learning.
Optimized refuse collection
routes with connected dumpsters
Collection routes can be optimized to save time, energy and money with low-power connected ultrasonic sensors that indicate the level of waste in dumpsters. The sensors also provide valuable data about dumpster usage, emptying cycles and more. This can consolidate routes to save time, energy, and money.
Collect consumption data effortlessly
Put an end to manual on-site meter readings and dataprocessing of water, gas and electricity consumption. You can now monitor and optimize your remote assets in realtime, detecting issues such as leaks and breakdowns. Service companies can also automate billing and remotely activate and deactivate services. IoT-enabled meters can transmit data immediately over the Sigfox public network with no pairing or configuration required and no need to replace or recharge batteries for years.
Fire hydrants: monitoring
potential issues in real-time
Get real-time alerts when fire hydrants are in use and how much water is used, with IoT-enabled pressure sensors. Install an accelerometer sensor to send alerts instantly if a hydrant is broken, leaking or malfunctioning. Install a temperature monitor to help prevent cold weather damage in inclement and wintery conditions.
Remote monitoring of water facilities
IoT sensors provide crucial data on important water infrastructure conditions to help prevent malfunctions and flooding, as well as increase maintenance crew efficiency. Monitoring the level, pressure, turbidity, pH, salinity, ORP and flow of water remotely means you can prevent overflows, track drinking water supply and monitor waste water network and treatment operations.
Eliminate visits to public gardens to check soil moisture
Thanks to IoT-enabled sensors, soil condition monitoring can be done remotely and costefficiently to help minimize plant stress caused by dehydration. Besides reducing the cost of replacing plants, these solutions also optimize water usage.
Monitoring and maintaining street lighting networks remotely
Plan maintenance operations by detecting overheating, power supply shortage and broken bulbs with IoT-enabled sensors. Deploy workers only when necessary instead of carrying out routine maintenance checks. Install IoT-enabled light intensity sensors to remotely control light intensity for energy savings.
Insights into the integrity
of engineering structures
Detect damage to buildings and engineering structures by measuring cracks, extensions or strain gauges on key structural elements with IoT-enabled monitoring sensors. Proactively prevent extensive building damage with predictive maintenance and plan improvements.