How Smart Street Lighting Can Improve City’s Safety

In light of the expansion of IoT and cloud computing applications, and trends of building a smart, energy-efficient and sustainable city, increasing number of street lights are now equipped with sensors, cameras and wireless networks to collect, analyze and transfer traffic information from the roads. With the installation of smart street lights on the rise, the market share of LED and smart street lighting is expected to reach US$69.5 billion by 2026. Compared to other connected devices, smart street lighting offers the benefits of wide coverage, energy-efficiency and remote monitoring and control capability, which makes it an ideal and effective platform for building a smart city. With their widespread existence, smart street lights can easily act as infrastructure for other smart city applications, including environmental monitoring, parking and traffic management, city surveillance, which all led to fulfilling the ultimate goals of improving public safety and reducing energy consumption in a smart city.

Improve city’s safety and operational efficiency

Public safety is the primary concern of the government. With the support of intelligent video analytics and recognition technologies, the networked street lights can quickly transmit the real-time and relevant images back to the control system through neighboring lamp posts (gateways) to help law enforcement personnel immediately respond to any events. By deploying smart street lighting systems, public safety is enhanced with a smarter and more widespread surveillance. In addition, the embedded sensors can be used to monitor air quality, humidity, temperature, earthquake, noise and more to help the government better manage traffic and environmental health and safety. With street lights creating a network canopy, more data can be utilized to improve cities’ operational efficiency.

Reduce energy consumption and maintenance cost

On average, smart street lighting saves 25% of energy not only because LED has a lower power requirement but also because the networked LED can be remotely turned on and off, dim and more, enabling effective management while increasing energy efficiency. Moreover, smart street lighting offers intelligent maintenance schedules to monitor and report defective lights to reduce repair and maintenance cost.

Smart street lighting pavilion at Secutech

The smart street lighting pavilion will feature a full range of applications that will drive the growth of smart city.
  • Lighting and energy management
  • Sensors and environmental monitoring
  • Wireless transmission
  • Real-time data processing
  • Data analytics and systems management
  • Device security and wireless stability

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