As more cities in Africa trend towards urbanisation, governments and citizens are presented with novel challenges, and are looking towards technology for help. While Kigali is the only African city listed in the top 50 Smart City Governments by the Eden Strategy Institute, still more can be done around digitalisation, real-time data collection and evaluation.
AIR QUALITY MONITORING
Kumva IoT can be used to monitor air pollution levels in increasingly urbanised cities. Such data is essential for governments to maintain a low carbon footprint, and improve quality of life of inhabitants.
Real-time remote monitoring is crucial for fault location, resource allocation and maintenance scheduling.
Kumva IoT can be used to track assets, allowing for optimisation of waste collection routes. This would remove unnecessary trips while preventing waste overflow, saving both time and money.
STREET LIGHT AUTOMATION
Light sensors could assist in energy savings by turning on streetlights only when required. Maintenance needs would also be more easy and efficient to trace through simple remote monitoring.