Smart city monitoring

Issue 6 2021 News, IT infrastructure

Fotech, a bp launchpad company and global leader in digital acoustic sensing (DAS) technology, has published a white paper on smart city monitoring with a strong focus on the importance of data.

The white paper comes at a time when established cities worldwide are incorporating smart technology in their pandemic recovery strategies and new smart cities are being built across multiple countries. The white paper addresses the importance of best practice data management for urban planners, smart city designers and developers and those responsible for the day-to-day running of vital infrastructure.

Stuart Large, product line director at Fotech Solutions, said that data presents many challenges for the smart city transition, particularly as it is forecast that 68% of the world’s population will live in cities by 2050 (www.securitysa.com/*smartcity1).

“The importance of data cannot be overlooked, everyone involved in smart city development should understand what needs to be monitored, what data is required, how best to measure it and crucially, how to use it effectively and responsibly,” Large says.

“It is a wide-ranging report. We have covered the elements of smart cities that need sensing above and below ground, the important considerations that must be made when introducing sensing technology and the role that fibre optic solutions can play, especially in regard to data-gathering and analysis for fast, competent decision-making.”

The paper outlines how innovative DAS technology provides an all-encompassing solution to provide excellent connectivity, reliability, safety and mobility for new smart cities as well as legacy cities undergoing smart upgrades. The solutions can be easily incorporated into existing networks or included when a smart city project is in its early stages.

“The ability of DAS technology to provide cost-effective monitoring with real-time data availability, ease of analysis and excellent data protection compliance means it will have an ever-increasing role to play in smart city development,” Large explains.

Read the white paper at www.fotech.com/smartcitywhitepaper.




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