The Things Industries, a global LoRaWAN network server provider, and IoT and smart technology provider Connexin, have won a tender for Severn Trent Water’s smart metering installation project.
The project includes deploying 150K smart meters across Coventry and Warwickshire. The deployment will be implemented by Connexin using Itron smart meters and The Things Industries’ LoRaWAN® Network Server - The Things Stack.
The project aims to provide accurate real-time water usage data to enable more precise billing and reduce the risks of water leakage on physical sites. LoRa connectivity and LoRaWAN® ensures a sustainable indoor and outdoor connectivity, enabling successful data transmission, private network security and fast installation. It is a cost-effective technology for building smart city solutions, as it allows collecting data over large areas and across devices that have battery life of over 10 years.
The data received will allow Severn Trent Water’s systems to assess water consumption within the network and provide a realistic picture of how much water is put into the network to serve customers. From the customer side, it will allow them to be notified about the out of ordinary consumption size and potentially save costs by better understanding their usage levels.
Other examples of smart city projects are:
- Municipality administration Waste management, Smart Parking, Flood control, Air quality monitoring, Road maintenance, Traffic/people counting, Public transport logging, Smart housing/building management, Park/garden maintenance
- Utility management Smart metering, Pressure sensor monitoring, Sewer level detection, Asset monitoring, Water quality monitoring
- Enterprise solutions Smart manufacturing, building/facilities management, process-based use cases for completing tasks/monitoring output
Learn how you can create a local footprint by facilitating your city or council to become a more efficient and safe community. Join Connexin and The Things Industries at a live webinar: 'Smart Cities: utility metering, municipality management and enterprise at scale with LoRaWAN' on 16 June 2022, at 3 PM GMT. The Webinar will be joined by Andy Burton, Assistant Director of Hull City Council to talk about Hull's journey as a Smart City and the importance of LoRaWAN® in improving public services across the city.