Sensorer varnar för höga vattennivåer – UochD

Under lucka 14 i Future by Lunds julkalender berättas det om att man använder sensorer för att varna för höga vattennivåer i Malmö stad.

Ytterligare en intressant tillämpning på Sensatives IoT-plattform Yggio.

Hur är det med julstämningen i Grands matsal?

Julkalender med sensorer – Ett klassiskt ställe att fira julen i Lund på är på Grand Hotel, som etablerades 1899. Ett mått på hur livat det kan vara är såklart ljudnivån, som faktiskt mäts med sensorer. Tänk om Lunds akademiska kör skulle äta julbord, till vilken db-nivå kan de ta julsångerna?

Hur roligt är det med julfest?

Viktiga frågor som denna kan mätas med IoT-teknik. Vi gör ett försök med Grand Hotel att mäta ljudnivåerna runt julbordet.

Och en riktigt God Jul till er alla!

Hur står det till på vinterförvaringen?

Julkalender med sensorer – ‍Under vintern förvarar vi ofta våra saker – eller till och med fordon – i ouppvärmda och ibland fuktiga förråd, garage och källarutrymmen. Samtidigt är det ofta trånga utrymmen dit det kan vara svårt att ta sig för att inspektera status på till exempel textiler eller fordon. En modern lösning på problemet skulle kunna vara att använda en fuktsensor.

Fuktmätning med Sensatives LoRa Strips, Yggio för integrationen och data visat mha Microsoft PowerBI. Ett enkelt demo av möjligheter. Men vi kommer inte att utveckla detta vidare till en kommersiell tjänst. Någon som vill? Hör av er!

Removing the roadblocks to smart city ROI

“We need to find ways to fuse data from different sensors into a common data platform that will enable multiple departments to leverage shared infrastructure to deliver integrated smart city services.

Increasingly, smart city solutions will incorporate multiple device types and communication networks, all seamlessly connected in a unified platform. This dynamic ecosystem will enable sensors to collaborate, so we could have an application deployed and paid for by different departments that would create value in new ways.

For instance, smart parking is a great example of what could be achieved when data is shared across multiple city departments and applications. Today, searching for parking accounts for approximately 30 per cent of traffic on certain city streets. A smart parking solution, when viewed in isolation, can improve quality of life by reducing congestion. But if the department of health also deploys air quality sensors in these areas, they can see the impact of these investments on local air quality, which increases the return on investment by improving public health and accelerating progress towards sustainability goals. If departments continue to work in isolation, however, they will not get the insights and understanding of how these benefits accrue.”

The solution is already available and deployed in live cases: Yggio – the operating system for Smart Cities.

Retrofitting old buildings for smart HVAC systems

Connected smart sensors play a significant role in establishing smart HVAC systems in old buildings. By having sensors in the existing system, components and back-end software providing data analytics, old buildings can also receive benefits from smart HVAC systems.

Upgrading HVAC to a smart system is a good start, as long as you don’t paint yourself into a corner. While investing in sensors and IoT gateways you should consider if the data could be re-used. For instance, a temperature sensor/thermostat is needed to control the heating/cooling. But, that temperature data could also be sent to a tenant app, used to signal if a window is open, used for statistics and optimizations, and so on. Also, if you have many properties you would be interested in collecting all data from all the properties to a remote common control center.

When you are in the process of investing and upgrading to save money, you should think about the whole picture. Or as we say at Sensative; “think big, start small and scale fast“.

The Two Big Reasons That Digital Transformations Fail – Harvard Business Review

Results from a study of 1,350 companies.

Plenty of cash is flowing into digital initiatives at large, industrial companies. In fact, the executives we surveyed recently at 1,350 of these businesses globally reported investments in digital reinvention totaling more than $100 billion between 2016 and 2018.

The problem is that the expected results often fail to materialize. Most of the leaders we surveyed (companies representing 17 countries and 13 industries) reported poor returns on their digital investments. The primary reason: unsuccessful efforts to scale digital innovations beyond early pilot work.

Digitalization is all about interoperability. Between managers, employees, old and new processes, innovation and optimization, and tech. Going from vertical silos (organizations, departments, business as usual) to horizontal co-operation.

SOM fortsätter med cyklar, laddplatser och lugna miljöer

Digital Humans – Sista fasen av SOM-projektet har inletts och en rad nya projekt är i uppstartsfasen. Att Lund är en cykelkommun märks tydligt genom att det blir ytterligare två projekt med cyklar – men det kommer också bland annat att handla om förbättringar av laddplatser och störningsövervakning av elnätet.

IoT handlar om att göra nytta mha data och uppkoppling. Nya spännande och nyttiga projekt i SOM-projektet.

SOM har redan gjort stora avtryck

Digital Humans – SOM-projektet har pågått i två år och redan har många delprojekt avslutats eller befinner sig på upploppet. För undersökningen av cyklisternas cykelvägar med hjälp av ny teknik och av hur sensorer kan förändra sopbranschen är redan forskningsrapporter gjorda. Vi har också bland annat arbetat med sensorer i stadsodling, sensorer för att övervaka kritisk infrastruktur i staden, en smart by, lösningar för att visualisera sensordata samt undervisningspaket för sensorer i skolan. Här är en summering av vad som hänt hittills.

An update from the SOM project in Lund, where Sensative provides the Yggio IoT platform.

Open standards: The answer to the smart city data dilemma | Smart Cities Dive

Many organizations involved in smart services are privately owned and use their own proprietary service platforms. This approach tends to discourage competition for more cost-effective services.These complexities mean we are at risk of a smart cities stalemate, with potential technological or monetary barriers rendering services inaccessible for residents.

First of all, we need to have standards. The next step is to have these standards interoperable.

We remember those early days of mobile phones. Every supplier had its own tech and joining with other suppliers in creating standards. We had GSM, TDMA, CDMA to mention a few, and they were all incompatible. You couldn’t bring a phone on a trip since it just didn’t work in another country. In the end, GSM ate them all. Without interoperability, you will have fierce competition to the death. And to a huge cost. All phones had to be replaced to the winning standard, all losing networks had to be replaced.

Open standards with interoperability with “fellow standards” and legacy technologies are the way forward for a future proof smart city.

Or anything IoT for that matter.

Amazon announced in-house wireless protocol for smart home – “Sidewalk”

At its annual smart home hardware event, Amazon announced a new wireless protocol called Sidewalk, developed in-house by the e-commerce giant.

And here comes another one…

What IoT and Smart Homes need are less and not more standards. The users want one single and easy to use app for anything in their home, not one per standard or supplier. They also want to be able to pick and chose the best sensor or device from their need and point-of-view from a variety of suppliers.

Read more about this in our blog post: What’s preventing the IoT market from really taking off? IoT must be de-cluttered to get commoditized