Five IoT Devices That Every Smart City Should Have

Public safety is one of the major concerns to the government authorities. Nowadays, we have seen that many countries have taken the best steps for developing smart cities. What you are enjoying today will get more improved in the future years. Installation of the IoT devices is the most important thing to create this smart city. We have talked about those devices to help you in having an idea.

Smart technologically advanced infrastructure that comprises of IoT-enabled sensors is helpful in managing environmental stresses and safety issues. For an instance, the highway traffic lights, enabled with IoT can turn out to be green, while intersections become clear. These sensors are also useful in picking up the trashes. They are designed to present you with real-time data if car accident takes place on the road. They are also good to manage water and keep up sanitation with low investment in various sites. To say simply, by merging the computing systems, IoT enables us to improve our city life.

Our surrounding environment can be fully data-driven and powered by connected systems. This will not only increase the efficiency but also reduce the costs. Now, we have made a list of few common devices, installed in smart cities-

Streetlights with smart technologies

It is easy to make a city technologically advanced by fitting the smart LED lights. The major benefit of this crime is the control over crime. These lights can get brightened while lots of citizens are present in that area. It also becomes dim while there is no person near the light.  These smart lights are also energy-saving options. If we look at the survey on Los Angeles, we can see that this city is successful in saving nine million dollars on every year.

Smart recycling system

To say about this type of system, we have to name Bigbelly. In most of the states in the USA and various other nations, this system offers a trash bin, powered with solar energy. Its capacity is also 5 times more than that of the conventional bins. It gives alert to the right department of the city while the bin has become filled with waste. Thus, only a few smart bins can do the work, and the city will also become more beautiful. It can decrease rodent problem in the city. NY City, Chicago, San Diego and various other cities have this smart bin.

Sensors for parking cars

Drive your car through the unknown city more smartly. Just have an access to a mobile application, which informs you about the availability of parking site. The sensors help in transmitting signal, which tells about the presence of parking site. At present, you can find this system in many European countries.

Kiosks in digital version

These special kiosks provide you with the data on the retail units and restaurants in the area. As one of the visitors or tourists, you will also be able to find a map that can be synchronized with your mobile. Get more data at any time. You can find these smart kiosks in Kansas.


Many of us get scared while we think of the term- gunfire. This gunfire can be a very risk aspect of our city life. However, we don’t always make any report after hearing the noise of gunfire. ShotSpotter is about a sound sensing system, which is able to identify gunshots in the area. It also reports automatically to the department of the city. The citizens do not need to make any effort. The system is designed to make out the number of shots and shooters. The police will be able to take steps at the right time.

There are several other things that have made our lifestyle better. If we look at different areas of Barcelona, we can see that they save more than $50 million dollars every year due to the smartly designed water meter. Smart sensors in Korea are also checking the usage of electricity. Thus, all these smart IoT devices can make our city safer, and we’ll reside in our city more comfortably. In future years, lots of other countries will be successful in creating the smart cities.

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