We’ve seen a few companies try to integrate technology into cites to make them smarter. Automotive manufacture Audi tried to implement technology into their cars to let users know when stoplights would turn green, to help eliminate the stress of traffic. Now, a company by the name of Wi-Fiber is introducing a new modular street lamp, which aims to make cities smarter in more ways than one.
The smart lamp can be customized to suit many needs, depending on what the city wants. For example, there is smart lighting via LED bulbs, which not only offers a more energy efficient way of providing light, they can also change color and even strobe, which could be used to alert law enforcement of an emergency or dangerous situation, and can even lead the officers to the potential area of conflict.
There are some rising privacy concerns with the streetlight, however. For example, it includes a 4K camera and a two-way microphone speaker, perfect for easy surveillance by law enforcement. Even more, the footage recorded from the camera can be archived and searched at any given moment. However, the system can be configured with shotgun sensors, air-quality monitors, and even ZigBee controllers.
The system can also act as a WiFi hotspot, making it easier for cities to improve on their wireless infrastructure and better prepare them for our always-connected future.
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