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Water efficiency and safety solution in living areas with Waspmote Sensor PlatformJune 13, 2017

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Water and electrical supply are two of the main concerns for public authorities and to improve its management helped by IoT can suppose important economic savings.

Waspmote Sensor Platform can be used to develop Smart Water infrastructures as drainage or water supply plans, leakage detection services, network performance optimization and GIS management.

Libelium has participated in iWesla, an European project which stands for improving water efficiency and safety, developing and deploying a demand-side cyber-physical system (CPS) to optimize the water consumption efficiency and safety in living areas.

In this project, engineers installed Waspmote Sensor Platform to develop the wireless sensor networks. It is inside an encapsulation model in order to protect the board. As a gateway, they used a Meshlium Gateway provided by Libelium. Besides, the deployment also included high-accuracy water flow meters installed in the main water supply pipe of the living area to provide real-time water flow data and solenoid-based electric valves to control (open-close) the water supply into the living area.

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Waspmote Sensor Platform gathers data and send them through different communication protocols (GPRS, 3G, 4G, LoRaWAN, LoRa, Sigfox, 868 MHz, 900 MHz, ZigBee, 802.15.4, WiFi, RFID, NFC and Bluetooth 4.0) to the gateway. In this case, it uses 3G.

Meshlium gateway sends the data to the cloud by means of an Ethernet connection in order to visualize the disaggregated water usage made by all consumption points in a Sofia2 based Application.

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The detection of abnormal water consumption is a key factor for facilities management. When this system detects deviations in normal data warns the users and enables them to actuate over the valves. This water efficiency and safety solution helps an early detection of potential damages caused by leaks or open taps and can mean savings up to 50% of the water consumption.

In Cooking Hacks you can find two kits which can help you to develop a Smart Water solution to monitor water quality and efficient usage based on Waspmote Sensor Platform.

With the Waspmote Smart Water Kit you can monitor remotely key parameters related to water quality as dissolved oxygen, oxidation-reduction potential, pH, conductivity, temperature and an extremely accurate turbidity sensor. The Waspmote Events Sensor Kit allows to trigger different actuators when data gathered by the sensors connected overtake a threshold previously defined. These sensor are the Temperature, Humidity and Pressure Sensor, the PIR Sensor and the Water Leakage / Liquid Detection Sensor (Point).

Develop the most complete and professional Smart Water Solution using our Waspmote Smart Water Kit and Waspmote Events Sensor Kit and start controlling the water consumption of entire buildings.

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