Cities face big challenges on climate adaptation, environmental quality, mobility and security.
Smartsensors.me offers new opportunities for urban management and development.
The information from urban sensors is no longer the monopoly of governments and institutions. Local communities and private companies are important stakeholders in gathering and exploring sensor data and developing innovative solutions for cities.
Open sensor networks and shared data contribute to transparency and accountability for local government, as well as awareness and involvement of local communities .
We offer an infrastructure for sensing urban parameters such as air quality, noise, traffic density or vibration. Our sensing proposition includes online connectivity, hosting, analysis and presentation of the data. We can combine the data with other data, big or open. Data analysis can help smart citizens, planners and businesses in understanding their city and its environment. Monitoring and analysis can show the effect of urban policy actions. We bring hyperlocal sensordata as well as the big picture to the decision room. That 'decision room' may be City Hall, the board room of your company or maybe your own kitchentable.
We developed a basic sensing device that has the following standard specifications:
- Air Pressure
- Particulate Matter (PM2,5, PM10)
Our device can be customized for a specific solution. Scroll down for some of the possible applications.
Urban Heat Island strategy
Temperature in cities is higher than in the surrounding area. This causes problems that vary from higher mortality and morbidity to more aggression and higher energy consumption on summer days (air conditioning). Future climate scenarios indicate that heat waves will be more frequent in the future. Smart urban design can reduce the heat island effect. As urban heat islands are a local effect, it is important to know where they occur. Smartsensors.me can help in mapping the urban heat islands and designing solutions.
Air Quality Monitoring
Cities are dynamic: new urban programs may effect street profiles, traffic density, levels of air pollution. New policies on mobility may divert traffic from inner cities to outer ringroads. More often than not there is no monitoring of the effects on air quality. Besides traffic there is the effect of industry exhaust and calamities on air quality. Smartsensors.me can monitor and analyse the changes in air quality.
Environmental permits and licences
Business activities that produce waste or emissions that pollute the air, water or land require environmental environmental permits or licenses. This is often done by single measurement of levels by an external audit agency. With a smart sensors network businesses can give more insight to their surrounding stakeholders, but also check the effect of changes and optimize business processes and minimize risk of calamities.