North project highlights IoT use cases

Aberdeenshire Council is trialling six smart technologies in partnership with North, as part of the company’s IoT Accelerator Pack Programme.

The packs are being rolled out to 12 Aberdeenshire towns, allowing the council to explore reductions across cost and energy consumption, while improving operational efficiencies and reducing carbon footprint.

Five road temperature sensors installed across the region, enabling the council’s ability to make informed decisions on when to dispatch gritters. Smart waste management solutions will detect fill levels across a mix of fifty litter and grit bins to predict usage trends.

Fifteen air quality sensors will measure factors such as primary air pollutants, temperature, and humidity, providing which can then be used to shape policy and decision making.

Several sensors will monitor air quality outside schools to determine the impact of vehicles when children are entering and leaving. Further sensors will be deployed across two schools and a care home to monitor water system conditions and water health.

Additional, 13 Aberdeenshire Council tenants and one Sheltered Housing Scheme will see benefits from intelligent housing technology which will give real-time insights into property health and condition.

David Ruthven, Sales Director – Public Sector at North, said: “The project with Aberdeenshire Council underlines the extent of benefits available from IoT technology, truly transforming they ways in which people live and work.

“Aberdeenshire Council will now have access to a range of data which will allow them to make informed decisions that improve services across the region.”

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