The environmental sector is becoming more process-oriented and therefore an important market for the IoT. Everything can be made measurable, allowing processes to be better-equipped and allowing improved anticipation.
IoT within the environment
- Dumpsters that indicate when they’re full. This saves a lot of time for pickup services since they no longer need to pick up empty dumpsters on a regular basis
- Temperature sensors that indicate when a waste disposal site gets too hot. This prevents fires from breaking out
- Automation of meteorological information that can ensure safety of environmental processes
- Measuring pollution of rainwater so that timely measures can be taken if there is a danger to people or the environment