Case Studies | March 2016
The Environment Agency (EA) assesses flood risk and maintains the UK’s flood defences. It must be at a constant state of readiness.
EA wanted to improve the efficiency of service visits, enabling engineers to be ready to move at a moment’s notice. It wanted to prioritise visits and to build early-warning systems. Many of these culverts are in remote, hard to reach locations. They require a great deal of time and money to visit.
EA is working with iDefigo Group, a remote monitoring specialist, and Vodafone’s Global M2M platform. A network of smart cameras, each connected to a central platform and powered by small, solar panels, provide regular, accurate updates. The cameras send regular images of infrastructure, the bridges, culverts and drains, to support regular visits by engineers. These can be viewed centrally, or by engineers on the move via a mobile device.
"Many of these cameras are in river valleys, where connectivity is not great. We’ve beaten this with the Vodafone Global SIM."
Technical Advisor FCRM, Environment Agency
Gartner has positioned Vodafone as a "Leader" in its Magic Quadrant for Managed M2M Services, Worldwide report 2017, for the fourth consecutive year