Australia’s largest LoraWan smart waste network launched

The City of Canada Bay and Smart Sensor Technologies have launched Australia’s largest Long Range Wide Area Network (LoraWan) enabled smart waste network.

The pilot program will see 95 smart sensors installed in Sydney’s Inner West.

City of Canada Bay Mayor Angelo Tsirekas said the sensors will provide council with critical operations data, such as when a bin is overflowing.

“We’re committed to being at the cutting edge when it comes to smart city technologies like our bin-sensor pilot program,” Mr Tsirekas said.

“With our population only continuing to grow, the program will enable us to respond to increased demand and use our resources wisely, deploying bins and collection staff when and where they are needed most.”

Real-time data from the bin-sensors will be delivered via the City of Canada Bay’s new LoraWan, managed by internet of things integrator Meshed.

Smart Sensor Technologies Managing Director Leon Hayes said the wireless network enables information to be shared across long distances with minimal energy use, and is free for community use as part of the City of Canada Bay’s Smart City Plan.

“We’ve been working with the City of Canada Bay to implement smart city technologies since 2015, starting with our Bigbelly Solar Compactors and now our world first LoRaWAN ultrasonic and laser sensors,” Mr Hayes said.

“We look forward to our continued partnership with the City of Canada Bay and assisting them in maintaining an optimised, smart waste management system for many years to come.”

The pilot program will be evaluated after 12 months, with a view to installing further bin sensors throughout the city.

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