It is widely recognised that poor air quality can have a significant impact on the health of an individual. WHO estimates that 7 million people die each year from exposure to fine particles in polluted air. A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine has confirmed the association between short-term exposure to particulates, and an increase in cardiovascular, and respiratory mortality. The significant health risk posed by pollution is a crucial driver behind IoT air quality monitoring, electric vehicles and renewables.
Most people will be familiar with ‘Find my iPhone’ or the Android ‘Find my Device’ – so you understand the concept of GPS tracking. A common question that we are asked is how IoT Asset tracking is different from the technology that you have on your phone? Although there are similarities, asset-tracking is a more specialist application with different requirements. In this article, we will describe some of the features and capabilities of IoT asset tracking with LoRa and 4G technology.
We regularly speak to customers who have a requirement to measure turbidity levels in water supplies, rivers and other bodies of water. IoT is a powerful and cost-effective way to measure turbidity and transmit the results for analysis, visualisation and reporting.
Turbidity is the loss of transparency, cloudiness or haziness of fluid due to the presence of particles that are invisible to the human eye. These suspended solids cause the water to appear murkier, as the turbidity increases. Smart water solutions and IoT have specialist sensors that can measure turbidity levels.
Cities and towns use fixed air quality monitoring apparatus to measure pollution levels in a given location. IoT technology and mobile air quality monitoring reduces cost, increases coverage and provides much higher levels of flexibility when compared to traditional, fixed solutions.
Smart Water solutions use IoT (Internet of Things) technologies to monitor and measure water quality, conserve water supplies and enable cities to function efficiently. In this article, we outline four examples of how Libelium Plug&Sense can be used for Smart Water applications. The following examples demonstrate several implementations of the technology, and we outline how it can be used to enhance decision making, monitor trends and generate alerts.
We look at 10 x benefits of Smart Parking technology and how it can be used to improve the retail experience, reduce environmental impact and create new business models.
By teaching your staff members about cybersecurity and phishing attacks, you will significantly enhance the security and cyber resilience of your business. A lack of employee training is one of the most common reasons that businesses are left vulnerable to cyber phishing attacks. Cyber security awareness training will show your employees how to safeguard themselves and your business data.
We receive a lot of enquiries from small business (SMB) and SME customers looking at ways they can enhance the security of their IT and network environment. We thought we’d share a Small Business Security Blueprint which provides advice, examples and suggested products that can enhance the security of any small business. Read more
In this blog post – I look back at the industrial revolution, its impact on horses – and what the Isle of Man could learn from the UK’s Industrial Strategy. I also question whether the Isle of Man needs a bigger set of BHAGS. Read more
Despite increasingly sophisticated and layered cyber defence systems, those responsible for information security still contend with one basic fact – they are always on the backfoot when it comes to safeguarding their systems against attack. In this article, we look at how Deception Technology can be used by organisations to alter the balance and enhance their cybersecurity attack detection and defence capabilities.