Smart Street Lighting growth is driven by the ability of connected (smart) street lights to address the shortcoming of traditional street lights. Smart (connected) lighting systems can substantially reduce energy consumption as it can be incorporated with various sensors such as natural light sensors occupancy sensors, and motion sensors.
This is why, today, we are witnessing a huge growth in worldwide urban smart lighting deployments, driven by the need to improve lighting energy efficiency, lower operational costs and improve citizens’ wellbeing. Globally, there are about 281.4 million streetlights in the world and is expected that it will reach 338.9 million by 2025. However, there are some caveats to this positive trend. These mass scale lighting networks/devices are not designed with security in mind, posing a threat to critical city lighting availability and infrastructure.
ShieldIoT has identified the need for securing smart lighting deployments, and have already been deployed to secure such deployment.