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Why street lights could be key to building smart cities

Street lights and city-wide lighting infrastructure could be the “backbone” for building smart cities, says a director at smart lighting company Signify.

Existing lighting infrastructure is 20 years old on average – but it could be the ideal catalyst for building smart cities, according to an industry expert.

Barbara Kressler, director of professional lighting at connected lighting company Signify, believes lampposts could help transform urban spaces so they collect data that can help improve people’s lives and enhance sustainable living, citing examples in Los Angeles and Rotterdam.

By equipping street lights with multiple sensors and Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities, they could provide information on traffic flows, pollution levels, detect crimes and provide WiFi connectivity.

Golden Saint Technologies (LON:GST) builds on the profitable ICT business of its Singaporean subsidiary EMS Wiring Systems, which has been supplying governments and large private organisations with intelligent building solutions for the last 28 years. GST’s strategy is to develop solutions to meet the needs of the ICT industry, acting on the surging opportunities in the technology and innovation sectors – Data Centres, Intelligent Buildings, Smart Cities and the Internet of Things – and particularly targeting emerging markets where the demand for ICT infrastructure is rapidly increasing.

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