One way to fit smart building management into a tight budget

Thu, 2016-08-11 10:20 -- Doug Peeples

IoT-based smarter building management systems can do a lot to increase energy efficiency (and reduce the power bill), enhance security and take advantage of data analytics to improve overall performance. But they can be expensive. Fortunately advances in the field are providing more options, like the one described in our story. Click for details.

Ideas you can use: Chicago's "Array of Things" project

Tue, 2016-07-19 12:25 -- SCC Staff

A network of sensors will be installed at several locations in Chicago to monitor and track several of the things that affect livability—like air quality, climate and noise. While the project is designed to help the city become healthier and more efficient, the data collected will be open to anyone who wants to use it, from citizens and scientists to researchers and other cities.

How open data is helping a Georgia police department reconnect with citizens

Tue, 2016-07-19 12:20 -- Doug Peeples

When the residents of Georgia suburb Johns Creek want to know what their police department is up to, all they need to do is look it up rather than file a request for a report. In addition to opening lines of communication between the department and the people they serve, an experimental new program gives police the information and insights they need to operate more efficiently.

Unlock your city's potential by building on the IoT

Fri, 2016-06-24 06:00 -- SCC Partner

There are ever increasing numbers of intelligent devices in cities, but what makes a city a smart city is what it’s actually able to do with them. From infrastructure to analytics to partnerships, see what the world’s smartest cities are doing and what you can do to make your IoT investment pay for itself.

How data made Blainville's roads safer (and saved $200,000)

Thu, 2016-06-23 12:34 -- SCC Partner

When you think of making winter roads safer, you tend to think of de-icer. Blainville, however, turned to data. By bringing all of the different sources of data together with a map-based platform from K2 Geospatial, the city found ways to dramatically improve safety while cutting costs.