Smart Cities and their network of connected devices are growing exponentially. With that growth come challenges. The more devices, the more they need to have a consistent way of communicating with each other and relaying data. The more complex the infrastructure, the greater the need for easy installation and interoperability. The bigger the promise of innovation and benefit, the higher the expectations. All government agencies are feeling the need to act and work on IoT strategies that will deliver reliable solutions to the public while improving their own operations too. Piper can help create this Smart City infrastructure and be the complete enterprise proximity platform that provides secure hardware, easy deployment, online dashboards and CMS, and robust analytics. With a focus on interoperability, Piper meets the requirements for many government projects – at low cost and with rapid delivery. It’s an ideal multi-departmental solution for a variety of business and government segments.
Public Transit & Fleet Management
- Manage commercial, utility and mass transit vehicle fleets in real-time to improve operational efficiencies.
- Use motion data to assess compliance & performance of equipment or personnel.
- Monitor traffic flow and parking availability to reduce roadway congestion and respond to rider density.
- Broadcast arrival & departure times to accurately update countdown clocks.
- Use online webview or create public apps for at-a-glance views of all buses and routes in real-time.
- Smart Parking magnetic sensors monitor parking bay status and share the data on LCD displays for at-a-glance view of available bays.
- Leverage public services like recycling stations and park benches to make smart environments.
- Attach environmental sensors to monitor ambient air quality, noise, wind and temperature.
- Use the online dashboard to easily track, monitor and report the locations and movement of assets and equipment.
- Accelerometers can detect sudden movement and notify authorities to tampering or theft.
Security & Access Control
- Beacon technology can be used as a secondary or tertiary authenticating device for granting access to highly secure areas as well as for logging into (and once they leave, automatically logging out of) secure workstations.
- Automatically open or unlock doors simply by approaching them.
- Produce accountability reports for who was accessing which area and when.
Employee Management & Safety
- Beacon technology can passively verify employee rounding with automated check-ins at prescribed locations.
- Closed network proximity notifications, alerts and reminders can minimize human error and dependency, eliminate paper logs, and encourage accountability.
- Use wearables to detect falls and monitor employee health while working.
- Two-way communication between beacons on trains and beacons worn by workers triggers safety alarms and lights to warn of the proximity between trains and workers. Flashing strobes in the cab and on worker armbands or vests create simultaneous passive alerts to help avoid injuries. This same technology can be used to locate workers in the event they are lost or incapacitated.
- Offer turn-by-turn navigation and a dots-on-a-map interface to help citizens navigate large venues like airports and stadiums using their smartphones.
- Piper’s “Heads Up Navigation” uses Piper USB Dongles attached to displays to detect approaching smartphones and users who need directions. Instead of having to look on their phones, the user can simply look for displays along their route that give them simple and visual directions.