We were delighted to host a team from the Norfolk County Council on the 21st January for an 'Internet of Things' presentation evening. They kindly agreed to come along and talk to our team about their project and it was fascinating to hear about what they have been doing, what they have actually built and what they are now offering.
So what is Internet of Things and how will it help us in Norfolk and Suffolk?
Well, the Internet of Things, also known as IoT, is the concept of connecting a device with a sensor to the Internet to collect data to monitor, manage, control or report. This includes everything from kettles, light bulbs, pollution monitors and flood warning sensors. The main purpose is to generate real-time data that we can then analyse and use to create desired business outcomes.
Norfolk County Council where the first to open up long range wide area network (LoRaWAN) to innovators and businesses to test IoT applications, and in conjunction with their colleagues in Suffolk, they are already utilising that data to improve the lives of people across both counties.