Without a doubt, today’s smart cities look different from what many imagined 50 years ago. Over the last few decades, cities of the future around the world have begun to leverage advanced technologies to optimize operations and solve real-world challenges. In some cases, you may have heard the term 'connected' city, which should not be confused with an 'intelligent' city.
To move towards a truly "smart" city, several data points must be verified in a transmission analysis process, the result of which is predictive and preventive knowledge that drives decisions. Fully capturing and analyzing this data allows for true smart cities.
Today, all this is possible thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT) technology. Equipped with wireless sensors, IoT devices have become a cost-effective and efficient method of two-way communication. IoT supports industries including healthcare, education, public health, and more, providing intelligent solutions to everyday products and devices.
These technologies make the world a better place
According to experts, IoT will continue to play a key role in the development of smart cities in the coming years. Today, cities and towns around the world face the challenge of finding solutions to better support a clean and sustainable planet and minimize their carbon footprint.
As climate change has become a major international problem, various countries of the world are taking steps to mitigate the effects of climate change, such as rising temperatures and sea levels, drought, erosion, and flooding.
Long-range, low-power sensors combined with IoT applications can be used for a variety of use cases: air quality monitoring, wildlife protection, gas, and water leak detection, groundwater system monitoring, and more.
IoT flood management solutions not only protect people but also structures, systems, and businesses from environmental hazards. In turn, this real-time data-based transmission analysis allows communities to act quickly and prepare for adverse situations before they happen.
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