Business | 16 Mar 2023

Kingston Council clean up with Vodafone smart cameras

Vodafone’s smart IoT (Internet of Things) technology has helped Kingston Council see an 80% reduction in fly-tipping.

The council has installed Vodafone Smart Cameras at fly-tipping hotspots across the borough. Using IoT (Internet of Things), the smart cameras supply high-quality surveillance imagery.

The technology compares images from millisecond to millisecond, looking for unexpected changes in the scene it’s monitoring. When it spots something unusual, the council is able to download all relevant images and flag the potential issue to their enforcement team for investigation.

The Vodafone Smart Camera combines camera equipment with a solar-rechargeable power source and an integrated SIM connected to Vodafone’s Global M2M [Machine-to-Machine] network.

The equipment uses an IoT surveillance platform from partner iDefigo, a world leader in security and surveillance technologies. Authorised users can log on to a cloud management platform using their PC, smartphon or tablet, and view camera footage wherever they are.

Gemma Barsby, Vodafone’s UK Head of IoT Sales, said: “Fly-tipping costs our councils millions of pounds each year. However, Vodafone Smart Cameras are not only low-powered, but also, unlike traditional wired CCTV, easy to install.

“These are amazing results and a great example of how our technology can support our councils and therefore ensure our communities are cleaner, safer and greener.”

For more information visit Keeping Kingston Clean with the Vodafone Smart Camera.

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