Mayflower Smart Cities and Places will allow Slough Borough Council to view data through customisable dashboards as well as share it with third parties through multiple export formats.
Slough Borough Council has become the first UK local authority to use SSE Enterprise’s Mayflower Smart Cities and Places platform.
The platform allows the council to view data at varying levels of detail through customisable drill-down dashboards, while providing the opportunity for data-sharing with third parties through multiple export formats.
By exploiting Slough Borough Council’s existing Mayflower Smart Control smart lighting network, the local authority will be able to consolidate sensor and device data into a single platform.
Data from smart sensors and devices installed across the Slough borough will be integrated through a range of communication protocols.
This will enable app developers to create bespoke solutions for localised challenges, such as flood risks and winter gritting routes, which can be accessed directly through the platform’s App Hub.
Existing smart devices such as weather stations and air quality sensors are already reporting data into the Mayflower platform. Slough Borough Council has plans to extend this in the coming months to include devices such as road surface temperature sensors and environmental sensors.
“This will prove invaluable in helping to manage the quality of our local environment and taking active steps toward achieving net zero”
This will include ecological data from Slough Borough Council’s Urban Forest project, a pilot designed to improve quality of life for residents whilst reducing carbon emissions.
“We are keen to work with SSE Enterprise to determine how best to deploy this platform to support our Smart Slough initiatives,” said councillor Rob Anderson, cabinet member for transport and environmental services. “This will prove invaluable in helping to manage the quality of our local environment and taking active steps toward achieving net zero.”
By consolidating and analysing environmental data, Slough Borough Council will be able to identify key areas to address in its Low Emission Strategy as it strives towards net zero by 2050.
“This is an important step in our ability to deliver powerful IoT platform tools to enable digital solutions for our customers and enable them to better understand their cities and experiences,” added Niall Riddell, smart systems innovation sector director, SSE Enterprise. “We look forward to working with Slough Borough Council to further enhance this solution.”
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