The city of the future is a smart city, connected through sensors, cameras, broadband and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to help departments operate more efficiently and provide greener alternatives to daily living.
While this may sound utopian, smart cities are already a reality for communities around the globe. Efforts to build digital connections between people and things have led to a more holistic understanding of the way a city needs to work together to achieve common goals and outcomes.
In Zurich, Switzerland, the city introduced streetlight sensors that adjust to traffic levels and save energy. In Denver, Colorado, and New York City, gunshot detection systems increase the effectiveness of police. And, in Westminster, London, a smart parking system helps drivers locate parking spaces more quickly to save resources and reduce traffic congestion.
A massive, connected infrastructure is the foundation of the smart city. Internet access is essential in a digital-first world, and the public will rely heavily on community broadband to access city services.
With a partner like Insight Public Sector, you can immediately benefit from a community broadband effort. We provide reliable wireless that helps underserved areas access education, telehealth care and economic opportunities.
Other benefits of community broadband include:
Smart cities leverage the power of real-time data to improve communication, streamline processes and reduce resource consumption. Cameras, sensors and citizen reports gather data throughout the city. Paired with powerful analytics, these data sources facilitate safer living experiences and improved services, regardless of shrinking municipal budgets.
Real-time data helps city services provide:
And, at the federal level, data collected from localized cameras, sensors and other Internet of Things (IoT) devices can be analyzed to assist the National Guard, Federal Bureau of Investigations, or Customs and Border Protection.
While a smart city intiative is a complex undertaking, the right technology partner can help you bring it to fruition. Insight Public Sector has a vast ecosystem of partnerships and expertise to plan and deploy smart city infrastructure and meet the most pressing needs of your community.
Reimagining your city for the future can also include technology that helps you track and achieve sustainability goals and promotes healthier, greener living.
Smart cities can use connected infrastructure to monitor:
By monitoring these areas, smart cities can decrease environmental footprints and improve sustainability across the community.
Insight Public Sector can help you build a city of the future. With expanded broadband networking, real-time data and sustainable solutions, we’ll transform your infrastructure into a digital-first smart city that meets today’s needs and tomorrow’s goals.