Smart City consists of a smart houses.
The Internet of Things as a brand seems to have become widely known to consumers exactly for its use in common living houses. Television sets appropriately became the first “connected” household appliance. But use of miniature and fully autonomous transmitting devices that require no recharge will surely grant the Internet of Things real consumer popularity.
“Smart devices” can monitor mechanic, electrical and electronic systems used in new buildings. Though the state-of-art home automation systems are excitingly multifunctional, they still fully depend on uninterrupted power. That’s another reason for maintaining such systems “smart sensors,” – they are absolutely independent from power supply systems or communications. In other words, Lace-compatible sensors can work in your home even when it “runs out” of power, landline phone, mobile communication and Internet. The Internet of Things in “smart houses” (living, office or industrial – it doesn’t matter) is capable of saving costly energy and warning of danger in sufficient time. In particular, use of “smart sensors” in fire alarm systems is but one very important example of how the whole fire protection system can be quickly and cheaply arranged in a single apartment house or office center. Another example: a small, button-battery-sized sensor can be easily set on your apartment’s front door, at once becoming a security system. Therefore, if you activated this sensor upon leaving your home (for instance, by using your mobile phone), then every time the door opened you would be informed about it.
Today, in different countries, several projects are being conducted on the implementation of the Internet of Things at a municipal level in an effort to enhance control over municipal systems and show the entire world how much more interesting and safe life has become in such cities. South Korean Songdo and Spanish Santander have realized the ideology that “all the city devices are interconnected.” In these cities, you won’t have a hard time looking for parking or a common Wi-Fi connection.
In one of the Singapore districts and in San Jose, systems of automatic traffic management are being built.