When I started at CommScope as an intern, I was amazed simply
by the free popcorn and coffee. After taking full advantage, I realized this
company had even more to offer. What has intrigued me most since I have been
here is the concept of smart cities.
cities are becoming denser than ever before, especially as we become more
reliant on our smart technology. There are 8.4 billion devices online today, and an additional 17 billion
devices are expected by 2020. To make this growth sustainable, we need a modern
solution, and we’ve found it – creating connections through smart cities.
this post, I have broken down smart cities into the three most influential
benefits that even an intern could understand.
1. Adaptability: Reducing the number of
separate systems helps ensure a decrease in cost, complexity and disruption to
a city. Since the framework uses sensors, networks and artificial intelligence,
it is the most flexible, economical and adaptive way to expand supporting
systems as the modern environment transforms.
can think of it like Amazon’s Alexa for your entire city’s infrastructure; we
might see private and public networks converge in the same trench or even the
same conduit. This convergence makes equipment easy to manipulate and manage,
without intricate complications when you inevitably expand and upgrade your
Wi-Fi plan, and still secure on your own private network.
2. Efficiency: After combining systems
and slashing the countless hours of labor spent constantly making lengthy
improvements, this work will be replaced with the touch of a button. For
example, traditional lighting methods in smart buildings would be replaced by low
voltage solutions. These power networks of LED lights exponentially lower cost
due to simpler installation, maintenance and operation. This alternative
lighting method has shownenergy
savings of 75 percent or more. The simplicity not only
saves us energy and hassle, but also reduces costs by 33 percent over the life
of the building. The added intelligence of sensors measuring occupancy,
temperature, etc., allows these lights to deliver responsive, real-time
adjustments to operate environmentally efficiently.
CLICK TO TWEET: The best three things to know about smart cities.
the impact doesn’t stop when we step outside. Take parking tickets, for example. A high-definition camera connected to the cloud, for instance,
can greatly improve efficiencies in this space. Officers can identify parking
spaces, and allow customers to pay a fine through a license recognition and
3. Safety: We all know that feeling
when we lose a call walking into a building or an elevator. It’s an annoyance
we live with. But what about when there is a fire in the basement or a child
trapped in an elevator? With our wireless solutions connected all around us,
like in a smart city, a basement will be just as dependable as the penthouse -
critical when seconds count in an emergency.
technology will also provide proactive solutions. Environmental hazards and
potential unsafe conditions will be spotted quicker with more reliable, high-def
surveillance cameras that can notify surrounding and at-risk personnel in an
longer can we solve traffic by creating more lanes. We must rethink traditional
solutions, and explore, fulfill, and imagine new potential. Smart cities redefine possible. For more resources on
smart cities, click here or download our eBook on Smart Building Connectivity.
that’s better than free popcorn, right?