IoT trials set to boost Scotland’s safety and sustainability

Digital transformation firm North is trialling its new IoT Accelerator packs alongside six Scottish local authorities, plus Scotrail, Blackwood Homes and Care and Borders College, to illuminate the safety and sustainability benefits of IoT.

Aberdeen City Council, Angus Council, East Renfrewshire Council, City of Edinburgh Council, Fife Council and Highland Council have all agreed to work with North to test the smart solutions that will benefit their communities the most.

Fife Council has selected intelligent waste management technology whilst Blackwood Homes and Care will be implementing the use of sensors within its social housing to monitor and improve living environments. 

Scotrail, Edinburgh City, Angus and East Renfrewshire Council will have the ability to measure air quality within train stations, council buildings or across a busy town centre, measuring and reporting on temperature, humidity and pressure, alongside primary air pollutants.

Borders College will use the technology to monitor levels of CO2 within the working environment across its building and Aberdeen City Council will implement smart sensors to monitor its water, alongside Highland Council, which has already adopted the smart IoT sensor technology.

Alasdair Rettie, Group Technical Director said: “From connecting large scale cities to remote communities, the opportunities brought about by the implementation of IoT within our digital connectivity infrastructure are endless, particularly as we work towards Scotland’s social and economic recovery.”

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