Launched In 2018 as a pioneering public-private partnership between the Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and North to build a National IoT network for Scotland. IoT Scotland is the UK’s most advanced Internet of Things (IoT) network.
IoT Scotland delivers seamless and resilient IoT connectivity to cities, towns and rural areas across Scotland. Connectivity is currently available in 29 of Scotland’s 32 Local Authority areas, reaching over 35% of businesses and 1.9m people, enabling them to take advantage of the benefits and efficiencies IoT technology can deliver.
IoT Scotland enables organisations to gain new insights to help them make more informative data driven decisions. IoT Scotland helps organisations achieve a myriad of benefits – from creating safer, more productive environments to delivering energy savings and cost efficiencies, and helping to explore new business opportunities.
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.
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.
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.