Smart City is used as a “catch-all” for many diverse topics. But most will agree that the objective of a smart city is quite common: enhance performance, optimize resources, reduce waste, consumption and costs, and most importantly improve the quality of life of its citizens.
LoRaWAN® is the solution for many of the challenges that Smart Cities face and is particularly suited for smart city applications that would benefit:
•Low data communication
•Battery-operated wireless devices
•Long battery life up to 10 years
•Communicating across distances ranging up to 15kms
•Low operation and maintenance costs
•Secure bi-directional communication
•Localisation capability and mobility
Smart city stakeholders and service providers can connect numerous battery-powered “things” on a single, dedicated LoRaWAN network, facilitating data collection from energy meters, street lighting, parking sensors, condition monitoring equipment, air quality stations, waste & recycling containers, storm drains, asset monitoring and much more.
The LoRaWAN data can be incorporated into existing city systems which send notifications, create reports, activate processes, alert people or trigger other automated actions.
LoRaWAN adds a dedicated purpose-built network for the Internet of Things applications, freeing up other city communication infrastructure to be more cost-effectively utilized, more efficiently employed and to realize greater returns on investment (ROI)