In order to meet the new demand for cities, municipalities around the world need to use IoT innovation to improve their services, reduce costs and improve communication and interaction. Hollingberry uses this potential in the internet of things to improve almost all aspects of urban life through IoT applications for smart cities.
A more efficient water supply
Smart meters transform the way cities consume water. Smart meters can improve leak detection and data integrity; prevent lost revenue due to inefficiency, and boost productivity by reducing the amount of time spent entering and analyzing data. Also, these meters are designed to feature customer-facing portals, providing residents with real-time access to information on their consumption and water supply.
More reliable transportation
As more and more people move to cities, traffic congestion – which is already a massive problem – is only going to get worse. Fortunately, Hollingberry is well positioned to make improvements in this area that can benefit residents immediately. Using Hollingberry Connected Car solution to connect vehicles will change the present transportation system by enabling safe and secure communications amongst vehicle infrastructure and personal communications devices. Connected Car enhances safety and mobility, addressing the environmental impact and thus resulting in the advancement of our community’s livability; making our transportation safer, smarter and more secure. The Connected Car infrastructure utilizes a cellular based network i.e. 3G, 4G, LTE and 5G to establish a two-way wireless communication in real-time between vehicles, governmental agencies, insurance companies, interested third parties and infrastructure such as smart stoplights and smart streetlights. Fully secured trusted data privacy is guaranteed. The possibilities are endless, and the impact will be substantial.
IoT technology is making it easier for buildings with legacy infrastructure to save energy and improve their sustainability. Hollingberry’s smart building energy management systems use IoT devices to connect disparate, nonstandard heating, cooling, lighting, and fire-safety systems to a central management application. The energy management application then highlights areas of high use and energy drifts so staff can correct them.
Research shows that commercial buildings waste up to 30 percent of the energy they use, so savings with a smart building energy management system can be significant. As more smart city buildings use energy management systems, the city will become more sustainable.
Improved public safety
Hollingberry’s video monitoring systems help tackle the safety concerns that come up in every growing city. Cameras monitor traffic for accidents and public streets for safety concerns. Video analytics software helps process the thousands of hours of video footage each camera produces, whittling it down to only important events. Systems using IoT technology turn every camera attached to the system into a sensor, with edge computing and analytics starting right from the source. Artificial intelligence technology like machine learning will then complete the analysis and send video footage to humans who can react quickly to solve problems and keep residents safe