Smart Cities are created one application at a time. Built upon the promise of The Internet of Things (IoT), smart cities are no longer a futuristic concept, but rather an exciting technological advancement that will have a significant impact on all of our lives.
Today, IoT’s adoption within smart cities is often originating within public works and planning departments. The use of 4G LTE, and pending 5G LTE wireless, has the public and private sectors working together to create IoT-specific solutions that combine human, collective and artificial intelligence to increase operational efficiency within city applications. IoT-based applications use data to address new and existing challenges, including traffic congestion, energy usage, city planning, surveillance and safety.
IntelliSite’s IoT platform is at the forefront of this shift to wireless and data analysis. IntelliSite’s IoT- specific solutions combine wireless LTE, sensors and cameras to address real life problems to improve efficiencies across a multitude of fronts. IntelliSite continually differentiates itself by applying wireless technology and data to solve new problems. For example, IntelliSite is relied on by cities across the nation to implement state of the art surveillance that not only protects assets and areas but is able to stop illegal activity from occurring in real time and help prosecute criminal activity in the court of law.
The use of IntelliSite’s Eyes on Surveillance to curb Illegal dumping turns the financial and resource-laden burden into a revenue source for many cities. Specifically, IntelliSite’s interactive video surveillance system helps cities protect valuable city assets by responding to dumping as it happens. The system captures video and sensor data from installed sites, uses complex logic to detect problematic behavior, and then alerts live agents when an incident is taking place. This enables cities to remotely preempt crime using onsite speakers to deter violators and to capture identifying information when a citation needs to be issued.
In fact, IntelliSite has been used for the last seven years by a major California city to deter illegal dumping in key locations across the city. Before IntelliSite, the city was removing close to 500 tons of illegal garbage from its streets each year, with an annual cost of $1 million. Now, with IntelliSite’s Eyes-On Live Remote Monitoring, the city has been able to eliminate the financial burden associated with the problem. The city is also able to issue citations based on license plate data collected during incidents, which has added an additional revenue stream. A couple of key factors that differentiate IntelliSite from other surveillance solutions include:
The equipment is completely isolated from the city’s network, so no IT involvement is required.
The equipment uses power from any street light with a photo cell adapter, and Public Works employees can be trained to install equipment during routine maintenance.
Equipment can be added or moved easily when monitoring needs change.
IntelliSite is one of just three vendors nationwide that is connected to the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) national database.
The adoption of IoT is growing rapidly. With the introduction of 5G LTE, IoT adoption will skyrocket. Gartner expects that by 2020 more than 20.4 billion IoT devices will be in production. And looking further into the future, Cisco anticipates that 500 billion devices will be connected to the Internet by 2030. With each of these devices generating data, IoT-specific applications can aggregate, analyze, and help users make more informed decisions based on the collected data.
To understand IntelliSite, you must first understand how it is positioned to help its customers become more efficient in their collection and use of data. We are at the very beginning of a technological shift that is going to test standard practices and make us as a society more connected than ever before.