Street Light Network in Leeds Could Detect Damp
Plans of building street light network that could monitor air quality and damp has been unveiled.
04:31 21 February 2020
Leeds continues to work towards reaching its goal of becoming one of the world’s smartest cities. In a document, the local council has revealed plans of building a smart street light network that is capable of managing street lights as well as monitor air quality, road temperatures and damp in social housing.
The city is also planning on using its very own technology lab to test some of the technologies of the future that will enable the deployment of new devices for the collection of data in real-time.
The document added that data on vehicle counting could also be collected to find ways of improving travel time and traffic jam.
The document stated: “Services will be able to use this data to monitor conditions and assist them with decision making. For example, daily reports enable Housing Leeds to target homes that have recently fallen below a ‘damp threshold’ meaning that tradespeople can be deployed in the right places to investigate.
“Discovery work is currently taking place to better understand the technical
requirements of the network and how it might be deployed.”
It added: “The world’s most successful cities have smart programmes. London has been ranked by Forbes as the world’s smartest city in 2019 due to its attractiveness to tech start-ups, innovation and data publication. Leeds has signed a declaration to work increasingly closely with London to share best practice and collaborate on projects that benefit both cities.”