A pioneering public-private partnership between the Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and North, IoT Scotland is revolutionising the use of smart technologies across Scotland.
IoT Scotland provides seamless and resilient IoT connectivity to cities, towns and rural areas across Scotland and is available in 31 of 32 Local Authority areas, providing connectivity to almost 40% of businesses and over 2 million people, enabling them to take advantage of the economic benefits and sustainable efficiencies IoT technology delivers.
IoT Scotland provides organisations with affordable and accessible IoT connectivity, enabling them to quickly adopt IoT technologies that will help them access real-time data to help them gain insights and make more informed data-driven decisions. Smart IoT technologies address a broad range of issues, from detecting damp and mould in social housing to creating safer and more sustainable communities to reducing energy consumption and delivering cost efficiencies.
Intelligent housing solutions reduce maintenance costs by using sensors to gain real-time insights into the property health and enabling the housing provider’s limited resources to better support tenants and avoid costly refurbishments.
Measuring and reporting on temperature, humidity and pressure and primary air pollutants, allows environmental teams to access and collate measurements in real-time more easily and frequently than traditional manual processes.
Smart waste management detects fill levels and understands and predicts usage trends, notifying local authorities of collection dates, enabling them to reduce environmental hazards and plan more efficient routes.
Remote monitoring, management and control of street lighting enables valuable data insights to be captured that lead to performance improvements, including energy and cost efficiencies, a lower carbon footprint and enhanced public services.
Reduces the risk of legionella and bacterial water contamination and the threat of dangerous water system conditions. Continuously monitoring water temperatures provides real-time alerts against set parameters, helping to identify and address hazards quickly and effectively, ensuring you comply with your legal responsibilities as defined in the Health & Safety at Work Act.
Improve productivity, comfort and even absence rates. High levels of CO2 within a building are an indication of poor air quality which helps to transmit airborne viruses, as well as causing headaches and even drowsiness. Measuring CO2 saturation levels in buildings and capturing insightful data in real-time allows for corrective actions to be taken to better manage working and learning environments.
How IoT is supporting Local Authorities sustainability and net zero ambitions
Local authorities have significant power to address climate change issues and have set out robust sustainability strategies to achieve net zero, in line with UK government targets. IoT plays a critical role in driving sustainability journeys, enabling the transition to Smart Cities that promote sustainability and improved wellbeing.
IoT technologies can influence sustainable behaviours, decisions, and responses by utilising real-time data to optimise processes and decision-making in areas such as air quality, intelligent lighting, and waste management.
Discover our latest Use Cases for more information on how IoT is supporting sustainability journeys.