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DHagar
DHagar
1/24/2017 2:31:17 PM
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Re: Focus on Smart Communities
@batye, good input.  No one owns the world, we all share it, so it is imperative that we preserve it for our common benefit.

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batye
batye
1/24/2017 2:24:29 PM
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Re: Focus on Smart Communities
@DHagar I could not agree more as long as all of the parties involve willing to see value... and not to much political agenda involve...

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DHagar
DHagar
1/24/2017 2:18:49 PM
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Re: Smart Communities
@freehe, to  your points about sustainability - yes, the ability to use resources for both the short-term and long-term are key to maintaining and preserving those resources.  It is also important for the quality of life in making cities desirable places to live.  Everyone wants to live in a quality environment.

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DHagar
DHagar
1/24/2017 2:12:49 PM
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Re: Focus on Smart Communities
@freehe, this is where the public gets to see the real value of the government infrastructure and the services provided to the residents.  It keeps everyone focused on what is important.

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DHagar
DHagar
1/24/2017 2:09:10 PM
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RE: Focus on Smart Communities
@freehe, true, it brings the small granular pieces into an information network - that is the true magic!

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dcawrey
dcawrey
1/24/2017 12:20:03 PM
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Re: Focus on Smart Communities
Smart communities does seem like better branding. Being able to deploy IoT across an entire city is going to be pretty difficult. 

You've got to start small and move from there. This is true in IoT as well. 

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freehe
freehe
1/23/2017 8:12:04 PM
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Focus on Smart Communities
"A water sensor could determine that break, and then you might, if it was along a roadway, be able to access a video surveillance camera and look to see if there is water on the surface or if the street had collapsed. You could do things like reroute traffic. You could put alerts on digital signage; many lampposts have speaker systems where you could have audible alerts as well, or you could have a text message that goes out geographically to a mobile phone app."


This is great but I am concerned with all of the speaker systems, sensors and collection of IoT data there will be increased transparency but at what cost. Residents will no longer have privacy except in their homes provided it is not a smart home. This is a prime target to cyber criminals to tap into. I will wait to see what happens.

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freehe
freehe
1/23/2017 8:10:19 PM
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Resiliency
Resiliency IoT is what a lot of companies lack.

It is not just important to gather data from sensors, you must know how to analyze the data and use the data to provide value added services to make it a win win situation for companies and residents.

 

 

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freehe
freehe
1/23/2017 8:07:21 PM
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Smart Communities
Millennials are not the only ones who want the "livability" aspect. Everyone wants to know in real time the conditions of their city or community.

Sustainability is more important that people realize due to recent statistics on global warming. All cities need to embrace sustainability to help save the environment.

 

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freehe
freehe
1/23/2017 8:05:15 PM
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Focus on Smart Communities
It is great that Smart Communities will provide collaboration between government officials and citizens. That is the key to providing valuable solutions to any city or community.

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