Lucy Zodion is helping Aberdeen City Council to make 3,500 streetlights throughout the city more intelligent and efficient. As a result of installation of Lucy Zodion’s LoRaWAN™ enabled smart city ecosystem Ki.,the city will have complete control over its street lighting system. Because of the installation of  Ki. there will also be enhanced efficiencies and cost-savings benefits.

Lucy Zodion is a LoRaAlliance member and specialist in the development of smart city solutions.

The project is part of a city-wide upgrade programme to convert current street lighting infrastructure into connected points across the city. This will include LED lanterns installed alongside Ki. Nodes. This upgrade means the Council can control and monitor their street lighting schemes remotely, via the Ki. Platform (an Internet of Things interface), aiding quicker fault and maintenance repairs, as well as more intuitive streetlight dimming.

Connected Cities

The Ki. smart city ecosystem is optimised by openness; it connects streetlights and communicates the data they generate bi-directionally via a LoRaWAN™ compliant wireless network. The Ki. Platform then translates this data to provide insights at a glance.  This therefore enables Aberdeen to ensure metrics, such as energy use, are in line with their goals and objectives. Hence it helps to improve municipal efficiencies and enhance citizens’ lives by offering instant insights into the performance of urban assets.

Smarter light repairs

“We are at the forefront of transforming the digital infrastructure in Aberdeen which will bring benefits not only to the council through savings, but also to residents by being smarter about getting our lights repaired,” said John Wheeler, councillor, Aberdeen City Council.

Being interoperable, Ki. also gives Aberdeen the opportunity to seamlessly deploy a number of other smart city solutions across the city, both now and in the future. This is in line with their digital transformation strategy. All made possible by the LoRaWAN™ enabled ecosystem that provides a tertiary layer of connectivity throughout the intelligent city-wide network