Services for Municipalities
Network connectivity is what makes or breaks a successful Smart City program. Therefore, it is essential that careful choices are made in order to ensure a long-lasting and economically sustainable solution is deployed.
The choice of which networks to use may vary depending on the specific technical requirements, timelines, and budget. Successful Connected City program should be built using a range of wireless networks as opposed to relying only on one line of connectivity.
There are numerous wireless networks available today and CCI has the experience and expertise help you understand the limitations and benefits of each network, i.e. standards-based vs. proprietary, licensed vs. unlicensed, mesh vs. star, Zigbee, LoRa, 5G, CBRS, WiFi6 and the important cost implications as well.
At the end of the day, regardless of which networks are utilized, all these networks will still need to be efficiently and effectively deployed and integrated. CCI specializes in implementing a simple API-based, technology-neutral interface to all assets for seamless management and data flow integration.
- Simulation modelling & crime prediction
- Digital Water and Waste Management
- Ubiquitous connectivity
- Smart Lighting
- Smart Trash
- Building Automation
Smart Governance / Education
- Disaster Management Solutions
- Traffic management / road pricing
- Public transit tracking
- Smart Grids
- Smart Meters
- Intelligent Energy Storage
- Renewable Energy
- Energy Storage
- Connected devices
- Stay-at-home care
Every community across the globe generates vast amounts of data every second of every day. Unfortunately, most communities lack the ability to access and leverage the full value of the data produced in the course of daily operations and from the services they deliver.
Many smart city programs have struggled due to a lack of funding and focus on the underlying economic sustainability of the “Smart City Solutions” they have or plan to deploy. Monetizing data assets is a powerful incremental revenue stream that can truly drive the success of smart city programs.
Through our collaboration with Chrysalis Partners, we are able to assist cities and communities with identifying the most powerful and productive ways to collect, protect and utilize their data assets and provide the expertise needed to execute on those tactics.
One of the most common reasons cities engage with CCI and Chrysalis is to get the guidance and execution expertise they need to create entirely new revenue streams from their data. These incremental revenues can take the form of:
- Repackaging existing data to create new data products including reports and online subscriptions
- Swaps, Exchanges, Co-Ops and Mashups
- List Rental, Licensing, Data Syndication and DaaS offerings
To help communities take the first step, Chrysalis offers a free Data Monetization Scorecard, giving city leaders an objective way to assess how well they’re currently using their data assets, and what value those assets truly possess.
Chrysalis also offers the industry’s only Data Appraisal service, giving clients an empirical, revenue focused valuation of their data assets.
IoT-equipped smart cities allow citizens to save money by giving them more control over their home energy consumption. IoT enables different approaches to smart utilities management including:
- Smart meters & billing
- Monitoring consumption patterns
- Remote monitoring
- Connected Streetlighting
IoT-driven smart city solutions allow for tracking parameters critical for a healthy environment in order to maintain them at an optimal level. For example, to monitor water quality, a city can deploy a network of sensors across the water grid and connect them to a cloud management platform. Sensors measure pH level, the amount of dissolved oxygen and dissolved ions. If leakage occurs and the chemical composition of water changes, the cloud platform triggers an output defined by the users. For example, if a Nitrate (NO3-) level exceeds 1 mg/L, a water quality management solution alerts maintenance teams of contamination and automatically creates a case for field workers, who then start fixing the issue.
Another use case is monitoring air quality. For that, a network of sensors is deployed along busy roads and around plants. Sensors gather hyper-local data on the amount of CO, nitrogen, and sulfur oxides, while the central cloud platform analyzes and visualizes sensor readings, so that platform users can view the map of air quality and use this data to point out areas where air pollution is critical and work out recommendations for citizens.
By combining data from hyper-local sensors to show real-time value for different environmental parameters can help authorities manage key environmental triggers such as air and water pollution, weather, and much more.
Each city has a unique environmental profile which significantly impacts on its livability index. Air, noise, and water quality sensors can be deployed to enable monitoring of key environmental metrics. Increasingly, cities are looking to access and leverage this powerful data in order to make more informed decisions regarding short-term and long-term mitigation and remediation strategies.
The waste management solution enable cities to manage and optimize their waste collection, which helps them in eliminating hours spent on manual routing, maximizing productivity, optimizing equipment and staff allocations, and allowing the cities to gain better control over the waste management operations.
- Citizen Engagement
- Municipal WiFi & Digital Inclusion
- Smart Kiosk
Connected Traffic Management
CCI traffic solutions employ an advanced ITS approach. Combining data from new and existing camera and sensor infrastructure we deliver comprehensive visibility and enhanced control of traffic parameters. Then, utilizing historic and real-time traffic data along with advanced analytics and AI we provide traffic managers, city planners and other stakeholders the tools need to make informed decisions related to
- Congestion management and planning
- General, emergency and event-related traffic flows
- Incident notification and situation management
CCI Connected Parking Solutions inform citizens when parking spots are occupied or available and create a real-time parking map. When the nearest parking spot becomes free, drivers receive a notification and use the app to find a parking spot faster resulting in reduced congestion and emissions from idling vehicles.
In addition, the system can be integrated with parking enforcement apps used to notify parking authority personnel of violations and assists in fine management and collection.
The data collected from this application can then be used to analyze and compare a variety of parking parameters, including usage and vacancy patterns, against other event or retail data sets enabling community leaders to make informed decisions and long-term plans that improve the quality of life for residents and visitors.
The data from IoT sensors can help to reveal patterns of how citizens use transport. Public transportation operators can use this data to enhance traveling experience, achieve a higher level of safety and punctuality. To carry out a more sophisticated analysis, smart public transport solutions can combine multiple sources, such as ticket sales and traffic information.
In London, for instance, some train operators predict the loading of train passenger cars on their trips in and out of the city. They combine the data from ticket sales, movement sensors, and CCTV cameras installed along the platform. Analyzing this data, train operators can predict how each car will load up with passengers. When a train comes into a station, train operators encourage passengers to spread along the train to maximize the loading. By maximizing the capacity use, train operators avoid train delays.
The solution neatly integrates traffic signal control, checkpoints, gathering traffic flow data, and traffic direction systems. The use of scientific, information-based smart transportation management is vital in improving urban road transportation. The solution helps in monitoring, tracking and scheduling of services, combining voice, data and video
The solution provides the following features:
- Citizens can view the complete information of bus schedules: Timings, delays, routes
- There are surveillance cameras installed in the buses for administrators to monitor the same
- The buses are connected with smart Wi-Fi, which helps in tracking them anytime
- There is a panic button installed in all the buses, which when pressed in case of any emergency, will send an alert to the control room immediately with the location of the bus
For enhancing public safety, IoT-based smart city technologies offer real-time monitoring, analytics, and decision-making tools. Combining data from cameras, acoustic sensors and other technologies with advanced analytics and AI, our public safety solutions can be used to identify and anticipate potential incidents and recommend appropriate proactive tactics or response and recovery measures.
- Location Monitoring
- Suspicious Object and POI Detection
- Crowd Management
- Gunshot Detection
Community Development and Connectivity
We work with communities to design, implement, and fund truly data-driven, technology solutions.
We strengthen under-served communities by upgrading and connecting infrastructure making essential technologies and services are more accessible to citizens, improving their quality of life.