Smart city technology can improve the quality of life in cities, help councils and city governments provide improved and sustainable services, and safeguard their infrastructure. Environmental monitoring and management is becoming more important, as managing the environment and understanding its impacts drives increasing amounts of regulation and activities to reduce pollution. IoT sensors are able to give accurate real-time data on the environment around us. IoT is being adapted more widely to fit the unique needs of monitoring water networks.
Services such as remotely connected CCTV and automated incident detection allow a quicker response to threats. IoT led crowd management solutions help protect city inhabitants in busy, crowded areas. Smart street lighting, which helps to lower crime rates and improve driving conditions, is another example of the measures city planners are taking to improve people’s safety.