The Smart City Office has deployed a community
wide IoT Network.
Spread across the municipality the Lorawan sensor network forms part of the world wide The Things Network which provides free access and connectivity for anyone wanting to understand and utilise the “Internet of Things” (connecting everyday objects to the internet).
The sensor enabling technologies support the vision for a Clever and Creative Future. The City has installed a myriad of different sensors for data collection including:
- Street Lighting control
- Environmental sensing
- Pedestrian/Device Counting
- Smart Parking
- Smart Waste Bins
- Soil Moisture
- Flood Monitoring
- Air Quality
What is IoT?
The “Internet of Things’ (IoT) can be described as a network of
interconnected things/devices. These are embedded with sensors, software and network connectivity which enables them to collect and exchange data they
acquire from their environment.
What type of
sensors does the City currently utilise?
- Soil moisture sensors to monitor the health of significant trees
- Sensors which measure volume and temperature of waste in rubbish bins
How do we
ensure security of information?
The network and devices do not capture personal information.
They only receive small amounts of data (such as if something is turned on or
off, if something is occupied or not) or environmental data such as air
quality. They operate at a very low frequency, similar to that of radio waves.
Lorawan is the provider of Geelong’s Internet of Things network.
|Efficient management of the sensor network
||An easy to operate platform allows management of
sensors in a single location
to collect valuable information regarding City function and performance to
enable data-driven decision making
|Business, students, technology or innovation
community can participate in IoT
||Provide free, open access to the Lorawan network
||New ideas, applications and solutions can be generated
|Need to establish a secure IoT network, to capture data for
improved decision making
||Easy to manage and expand, low
Clever Creative Outcomes