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!

The dream smart city

A Smart City is a city where life has become very easy.

Check out this cool animation about Smart Cities, a vision that we share and work with here at Sensative.

The video is from REMOURBAN, an EU-funded project aimed at producing sustainable urban regeneration models for towns and cities to follow in their efforts to become more ecological and citizen-friendly.

Boston municipal buildings target carbon neutrality

Following an executive order, building construction must be low-energy and fossil-fuel-free, while meeting annual energy needs from a mix of on- and off-site renewable energy assets.

Boston clearly shows that the success of a (smart) city requires smart buildings that generate and share IoT data. They put the requirements on utility companies and real estate owners to share and report between each other to enable optimization and investments in carbon-free technologies.

In 2019, BERDO (Building Energy Reporting and Disclosure Ordinance require the following portfolios to report their annual energy and water usage for January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2018:

  • Nonresidential buildings that are 35,000 square feet or larger.
  • Residential buildings that are 35,000 square feet or larger, or have 35 or more units.
  • Any parcel with multiple buildings that sum to 100,000 square feet or 100 units.

The ambitious target:

  • 100 percent reduction in annual carbon emissions from large buildings in 2050
  • 100 percent of covered buildings reach their carbon targets or complete alternative compliance payment
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!

FIWARE at SCEWC 2019 – YouTube
This year’s edition of the Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) has come to a close, and we can look back on a fantastic, informative, engaging, and above all, fruitful event. FIWARE Foundation headed to Barcelona in November with 16 exhibitors, the Smart World by FIWARE and a lot of motivation to show the world what we – the FIWARE Community, are doing to help cities throughout their transformation journey, by adopting common standard APIs and information models.
In this video, you will find two scenes with Robert & Morgan from Sensative. The first where we just signed our partnership with ATOS, and the second when we sign up as Gold Partner of the Fiware Foundation.
Smart Apartment Firm SmartRent Gains Momentum

“Alexa, my sink is leaking.” To date, the voice assistant wouldn’t be able to come up with a helpful response to such a query. That could change for some users, who could have such a sentence trigger a maintenance call.

This is where we see the next wave of Smart Home technology. When it’s no more a debate about technology, and not a DIY market anymore. When it’s just there and it just works, like electricity and water. The debate on what AC to use, or how to find a way to connect your house to running water is long gone.

Companies like SmartRent realizes this, that Smart Home is about convenience and premium offerings for their customer’s tenants, without the need for DIY. It’s like water or electricity, it’s a utility that just works, making the tenant’s life more convenient. For a landlord, Smart Home is about driving down operational costs, while adding premium offerings to increase profitability. Not technology and gadgets.

The Smart Home Market Continues to Lack a ‘Killer App’

Though the smart home market is far from mature, it is gaining momentum. Based on Strategy Analytics’ data presented at Smart Home Summit in Burlingame, California, some 46% of U.S. broadband households have at least one smart home device today. That works out to some 47 million households.

This is like asking for the killer app for smartphones before iPhone. The answer is that there isn’t ONE killer app, the killer is in that there are plenty of competing apps that solve a multitude of tasks seamlessly, in full co-operation with the installed systems and hardware in the homes.

The DIY smart home enthusiast market is very much a pioneer market. But the bulk of the homeowners or tenants aren’t home hackers. They just want things to work, seamlessly and without being in their way.

So, as with the smartphone explosion, it is about a standardized platform that works on any underlying technology (iOS or Android) with apps from 3rd parties, easily downloadable. No installation, no configuration, just new smart features to simplify their lives or entertain.

This is also the reason for landlords to add smart home technologies to the apartments they rent out. It’s about convenience and premium offerings for their tenants, without the need for DIY. It’s like water or electricity, it’s a utility that just works, making the tenant’s life more convenient. For them, the killer app is driving down operational costs, while adding premium offerings to increase profitability.

Being ‘hyperconnected’ boosts cities’ ROI – Smart Cities World

Hyperconnected leaders include Singapore, Hong Kong, New York, Seoul, London, Melbourne, Copenhagen and Dublin.

It is about re-using sensors, systems, and data across domains and departments in a structured and smart way. It is about having a centralized capability overseeing everything.

That is, it’s about horizontally integrated Smart City and IoT.

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.