Aberdeenshire Smart IoT Project
A new Internet of Things (IoT) project is set to transform the the lives of Aberdeenshire residents.
21:02 15 November 2022
Aberdeenshire Council is working together with North, the leading IoT and solutions provider in the UK, in a project that will see the trial of six smart technologies that will allow the local authority to access real-time data that will empower them to make informed decisions in a timely manner.
North's IoT Accelerator Pack Programme is set to be rolled out in Westhill, Ellon and Stonehaven along with other 9 towns with the goal to explore reductions across cost and energy consumption as well as carbon footprint. One of the pilot schemes will see the deployment of road temperature sensors across the region. They are designed to provide the local council with information such as emissions generated by extra trips and applicable waste management solutions, among others.
Philip McKay, Project Sponsor at Aberdeenshire Council, said: “Our Digital Strategy 2020 -2025 set out our priorities and commitments to optimising digital technology to improve our organisation, enable economic growth, support the environment and benefit citizens and communities.
David Ruthven, Sales Director – Public Sector at North, said: “The project with Aberdeenshire Council underlines the extent of benefits available from IoT technology – truly transforming they ways in which people live and work.”