Council Smart Lighting
South Kesteven District Council (SKDC) pilots smart lighting that also monitors air quality and footfall.
22:32 06 March 2020
A ground-breaking pilot that explores the benefits of smart lighting designed to also monitor air quality and footfall has been recently completed by South Kesteven District Council. The scheme, which uses Internet of Things (IoT), has successfully helped the council reduce its energy consumption to support its goal to reduce its carbon footprint by 30per cent before 2030.
SKDC has partnered with arbnco, which worked on the pilot with SSE Enterprise Contracting and its subsidiary company Mayflower Smart Control. The firm has installed a central management system for data reporting and maintenance.
Simon West, co-founder and chief operating officer at arbnco, said: “Today, IoT technology enables us to develop much more intelligent networks, which bring significant benefits for local authorities,”
“This project is going to generate substantial energy-savings, help to reduce night-time crime by ensuring the community is as well-lit as it can be, and enable the council to monitor air quality, one of the biggest public health crises of our times.
“We’re looking forward to providing the council with actionable insights, through gathering data that was previously inaccessible to them.”