Smart cities are becoming a reality nowadays, and the Internet of Things represents a huge part of that evolution. Today we will talk more about some of the best connected solutions that are already changing our lives. If you have not read the first part, check it out here!

Smart lighting
Due to a growing demand, the electricity is becoming a very expensive resource. All kinds of waste, especially in the context of big cities, generate huge expenses. Because the weather is dynamic, especially in cities with large temperature range, artificial lighting may be required sooner or later.

Through light sensors, today the technology is capable of adapting the lighting in a city by its degree of luminosity, but also to predict more specific demands, accordingly to the weather forecasting. This is already a present reality not only in cities, but also in companies and residences.

Air pollution
CO2 emissions are recurrent topics in any political agenda. The Internet of Things, as an efficiency and cost saving tool, can help not only to identify, but also to reduce these indexes.

Tools and devices linked to the IoT can promote the reduction of fuel combustion and a better use of energy resources. Actually, all the consumption chain can be optimized. With more efficiency obtained, for example, in the transportation of goods and precision farming, is not just the decrease in CO2 that is at stake, but also the increase in profit of companies.

Water Leakages
Electricity is essential to any society. However, drinking water is even more essential in big urban centers. This natural resource is becoming increasingly scarce, and politicians and public managers know how much it costs to collect or produce that good. It turns out that the water fit for use is often wasted even before reaching its final destination.

Poor infrastructure gives rise to water leakages. However, the IoT technology is capable of alerting potential problems and defects before they happen, also showing where repairs are necessary. Data-gathering devices, such as sensors, for instance, can detect an abnormal presence of liquids outside tanks or water pressure variations along water pipes.

This is just the beginning of a smart revolution. With connected solutions, the IoT will help cities and companies to become ready for that new world.