Smart communities have the power to bring people closer together than ever before.
Traditionally, communities might depend on a few activists – members of the local parish council, or organisers of events.
But our increasingly busy lives mean that we are becoming disconnected from each other, with less time to devote to volunteering. However, there is still a desire to interact, as the success of Facebook shows.
Sharing and interacting with each other is not only a human trait, but some might argue is a necessity. Social isolation is recognised as a real risk to health, especially among the elderly.
Bespoke location-based solutions can be created with Briteyellow’s technology, specifically powered by our BriteLocate3D software.
We worked with an urban property developer that needed to build a sustainable smart community application for its new smart village.
Their aim was not just to build responsibly and provide a first class home to be proud of but to set it within a thriving, valuable and sustainable community.
The developer understands that home owners want to know more about their home and neighbourhood. They already provide an online Home User Guide where prospective home owners can view 3D models and images of their area. But, without an Indoor Location or Internet of Things capability the company knew it faced a major challenge to create a smart community application that would set them apart from competitors.
Not only was the application useful in creating a customer care and sales enhancement tool, it also should help our client provide better maintenance support.
Briteyellow’s technology is built on our multi-wireless (WiFi, BLE, UWB and LPWAN) Indoor Positioning and navigation engine. Using Bluetooth tags enables the tracking of children, pets, elderly people hedge cutters, lawnmowers, bikes, and any other shared assets anywhere across the neighbourhood.
Home owners could use it to search for people and things, interact with the Company intelligently, and link to other valuable information sites.
The optional Mixed Reality Interface allowed some users to engage in Augmented and Virtual Reality applications, and to get information based on their location for maintenance and support. Their application could also allow local authorities and organisations to keep local residents updated with important information.
For example, they could be made aware of planning applications currently being considered by the local authority, but also school open days and other education information, and reporting incidents of fly tipping.
Briteyellow is a Wireless Indoor Location and Internet of Things software and technology company, and we provide applications for mobility, community, parking, factory, retail, and warehousing, and many other solutions for government, enterprise and service providers.