At Altron we understand that in this data-driven era, companies have access to more information than they have ever had before, driven by the growth and availability of smart mobile devices and wireless communication protocols. We can help you by applying Data Science and Machine Learning methods to this data, thereby enabling you to gain deeper insights than you were ever able to before, and in real-time as well. This means you can immediately change your approach, direction or strategy, based on this new information as you receive it.
Altron’s Netstar has always been a pioneer in stolen vehicle tracking and recovery, using IoT solutions to deliver cutting-edge advancements in this arena, but this is only one aspect of what Altron can provide. When it comes to real-time information, our insurance telematics solutions allow us to obtain data related to things like frequency and time of travel, location, distance, speed, harsh braking and acceleration, cornering, rapid lane changes and impact detection.
A Safe City Framework that offers solutions encompassing command and control, surveillance and reconnaissance, communications, cloud and intelligence, and computer aided dispatch. Further, it also includes Tetra and trunked LTE communication, video, cloud and big data, analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, video surveillance and IoT-based sensors and meters.
These IoT-based solutions are designed around the seven-layer World IoT Reference framework, with value-based services to end-customers. These services include gunshot detection, crowd management, weather warnings, intelligent traffic management, facial recognition, number plate recognition and many others.
From a municipal perspective, there is a continual need to improve the efficiency and quality of services delivered to citizens. This means not only complying with applicable legislation, but also digitising infrastructure and workflows, to obtain productivity gains, reduce costs and increase process efficiencies, as well as improving customer experience and the quality of services delivered. With the installation of smart water and electricity meters at consumers and within network junctions, it will be possible to detect things such as consumption, unauthorized usage, water leaks, transformer overloads and unsafe conditions in real-time. This will enable municipalities to pro-actively dispatch teams to maintain and repair infrastructure even before citizens call to report a problem and so increase service delivery.
In much the same way as IoT can be industrialised, so too can it be used for more basic services, such as providing support to the multitude of self-service machines in the market today, including ATMs, kiosks and mobile payment facilities.
Here, IoT offers you the promise of both improved security and predictive maintenance, whereby sensors are added to these self-service devices, with the aim of monitoring specific, critical issues, including raising an alarm when someone is trying to tamper with the machine. More crucially, the sensors can warn you about aspects such as humidity, climate control, vibration and noise. By providing early warning that the temperature of the machine or the cargo being carried is too high or too low, or that some part within it may be defective, it becomes possible to offer proactive and preventative maintenance as part of the service.