Sutton Council Car Park Monitoring Sensors
Sutton Council to sensors to "identify how busy the parks are throughout the year".
08:00 27 September 2021
Sutton Council has recently announced a pilot scheme that will soon see the installation of sensors throughout the borough. The scheme, which is being launched in partnership with high tech firm North, aims to monitor various greenspaces and determine how many people are using the parks and at what times.
The sensors are using a form of Internet of Things (IoT) technology that uses links between devices connected to the internet.
In a press release, the council said that the scheme will be used in "helping to identify and prioritise cleaning and bin emptying at busy locations, as well as the introduction of other safety measures, such as additional signage to remind people to use the borough's parks responsibly."
The press release assured residents that no personal data would be collected in the process.
The technology would be used at Sutton’s Manor Park, The Grove in Carshalton, Cheam Recreation Ground, Collingwood Recreation Ground, Cuddington Recreation Ground, Sutton Common Park and Carshalton Park.
Sutton Council said: "We are working in close consultation with North to review footfall data from 30 key points of interest around the parks, including entrance points and access to playgrounds within the park, giving insight into whether the green spaces meet the needs of local people,"
"Sutton’s parks have benefitted so many residents during these difficult times and continue to do so," Councillor Manuel Abellan added. "This is why I’m excited for us to be trialling this technology to make the parks and facilities as clean and safe as they can be."