Slough Borough Council Smart City
Slough Borough Council installs a digital dashboard to monitor its smart city sensor deployments.
22:23 15 April 2019
Slough Borough Council has announced the installation of its digital dashboard that will be used for the monitoring of its smart city sensor deployments. The council teamed up with Mayflower Smart Control and InTouch when they trialled the system initially for their street lighting and proactive drain management system. The trial, which was carried out in March, has been successful prompting the council to begin the deployment of sensors at 20 locations starting in June.
A spokesperson for InTouch said: "Slough Borough Council wanted the two technologies to sit on one dashboard, which also provides the opportunity for them to add other smart city environmental factors at a later date.
"Sharing a communications network with the streetlamps was an ideal opportunity to prove the concept with a real world application, as they are located close to the roadside gullies."
Sing-Wai Yu, service manager at Slough, said: "We were very keen to start using smart city and internet of things technologies for a variety of environmental factors, for efficiency and to save money. Early results of this trial have been encouraging and we're now signing up to carry out the next phase of the trial with a view to roll out this technology across our borough.
“As a local authority, we are always looking to work with companies who offer innovation through technology, combined with significant financial savings."