It is still common for cities and councils around the world to either manually turn on street lighting or set on/off times as required. Faults to lights are frequently reported by city residents, following which operations teams co-ordinate and send out maintenance teams to check and fix. Sometimes then calling-out specialist electrical engineers and technicians. This process involves numerous personnel and can result in delays to work being completed and public safety being compromised.
This manual process can be replaced by a smarter-faster digital management platform which harnesses IoT technology, artificial intelligence along with CCTV and live weather monitoring.
VROC's Smart Cities digital management platform can be used to do the following;
Monitor the current condition of the lights
Turn lights on and off based on the current sunset and sun-rise amongst other weather driven factors, such as heavy fog, thick cloud cover and rain.
Turn additional lights on based on heavy pedestrian or vehicle congestion within the city to ensure resident and visitor safety
The Events team can plan future events so adequate lighting can automatically be turned on to ensure resident and visitor safety
Predict power usage so the city has a more accurate picture of power peaks, this can assist with the optimisation of renewable energy sources
Predict future faults and identify the cause of failures so repairs can be automatically scheduled with the right technician attending, saving both time and money for operations and maintenance teams
"This will allow the City of Bunbury to have unprecedented control over its decorative lighting," "This adds to the previous project allowing the City to control a number of different elements from the one control platform, and will help light up our beautiful landmarks around the CBD." The City of Bunbury Mayor Gary Brennan
The VROC Smart Cities digital management platform can be connected to existing IoT infrastructure to provide the city with safer, more intelligentand reliable street lighting service. A benefit to both the city and it’s community, and one that is more sustainable into the future.
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