Customer Success Stories

We Have the Experience to Make Your Project Successful

Below are some projects we’ve done. If you’d like to discuss your project, please contact us.

City of Lloydminster

Smart Street Lighting

Sensors/controllers and wireless LoraWAN infrastructure to provide street lighting when and where needed. We also provided cloud-based software management tools.

Analytics showing system energy savings in management console

We designed the system, installed, configured, and trained the customer in operation of the new systems.

Streetlights along College Drive now detect cars, pedestrians, and bikes and respond from a default dimmed level to full brightness, without sacrificing any safety and security.

Inspecting individual streetlights int he management console

This project won an international IES 2018 Illumination Award of Excellence for Energy & Environmental Lighting Design which recognizes quality lighting installations that incorporate advanced energy-saving strategies and environmentally responsible solutions into the design.

Equipment Used

  • Tvilight CitySense controllers
  • Citykinect IoT Network
  • Citykinect Icosphere cloud management software

Project Results

  • Enhanced reporting of traffic and pedestrian counts 24 x 7
  • Proactive reporting of lighting service issues
  • 42% realized energy savings
  • 35% maintenance cost savings

Why Us

We were one of the few companies in Canada able to deliver a complete smart street lighting solution with motion detection.

Smart street lighting reduces energy consumption and maintenance, and enhances public safety.

City of Victoria

Smart Street Lighting

Installed streetlight sensors/controllers and LoraWAN gateway. We consulted on the project from the beginning, after the city expressed a desire to test smart city technology.

We also helped set up the software to route data directly into a third-party GIS system.

Equipment Used

  • Tvilight CitySense controllers
  • Citykinect IoT Network

Project Results

The project helped Victoria test out new technologies that help promote a cleaner environment by using less energy.

Why Us

The City of Victoria approached us with the desire to test smart city technology largely because we had the most IoT expertise in the region.

City of Yellowknife

Smart Street Lighting

Sensors/controllers and wireless LoraWAN infrastructure to provide street lighting when and where needed. Sensors also detect tilt and vibration on poles caused by accidents, and send immediate notifications when detected.

We designed the system, installed, configured, and trained the customer in operation of the new systems. We also set up cloud-based software management tools.

Streetlights now respond to approaching cars, pedestrians, and bikes by raising brightness levels, and alert the city when conditions that could be a car accident are detected, enabling immediate response from ambulances.

Equipment Used

  • Ubicquia Ubicell smart lighting 
  • Citykinect IoT Network
  • Ubivu cloud management and reporting platform

Project Results

In addition to a dramatic reduction in energy use and more efficient allocation of maintenance resources, the city improved the safety along the streets where the smart lighting was implemented.

Why Us

The City of Yellowknife felt that we had more experience and would make a better long-term partner than any other company in Western Canada.

Smart parking reduces emissions, provides greater convenience for drivers and helps the local economy.

City of Surrey

Smart Parking

Sensors to detect the presence of a vehicle in the electric vehicle stalls on 2 floors of a parkade in Surrey.

Electric vehicle ownership in the Vancouver area has exploded in recent years, and the City of Surrey realized that there were not enough charging stations for the number of drivers wanting to use them. As a result, shoppers would take their business elsewhere.

We selected equipment including a gateway and chose a placement for it such that the wireless signal from a single unit was able to reliably penetrate to the second floor (through concrete and rebar), thus reducing the total cost.

Equipment Used

  • PNI vehicle detection sensors
  • Citykinect IoT Network
  • Openspot parking management data platform

Project Results

The city plans to integrate real-time parking stall availability with the free MySurrey smartphone app. 

This maximizes the efficiency of EV changing stalls and the convenience keeps visitors returning to Surrey, which benefits the local economy.

Initially just a pilot project, city officials plans to roll out the technology to 500 EV parking spaces across the city.

Why Us

The City of Surrey appreciated the fact that we had a technology-agnostic approach to selecting equipment, and could handle the entire project from research and design to installation.

Although more time was spent researching and testing components, the net cost was less than what other companies were quoting.

Maxxam

Smart Building Technology

With offices in Langford and Burnaby, this fast-growing financial services company wanted to reduce their energy consumption, increase the comfort of employees, maximize the efficiency of space and maintenance services and save on monthly expenses.

We designed a complete smart building strategy, installed sensors and gateways in both offices, and configured the cloud-based software to send alerts when appropriate conditions are met.

Equipment Used

  • Tektelic PIR/Temperature/Humidity sensors
  • uRAD indoor air quality monitor
  • Sensoneo waste monitoring sesnors
  • Citykinect IoT network

Project Results

Occupancy sensors detect the presence of employees, turn lights off automatically and lowers the temperature when no one is at the office.

Data from air quality sensors is used to ensure filtration systems are effective and alert employees when cleaning is needed.

Garbage presence sensors allow the company to utilize cleaning services only when needed rather than on a daily schedule.

Why Us

With lofty goals, Maxxam felt our experience would translate into less risk for the project. Our all-inclusive monitoring-as-a-service offering was also very appealing as it meant there would be no large upfront capital expenditure.

Indoor air quality monitoring dashboards.

We can help you achieve your IoT goals.

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