Smarter Technologies Articles
Smarter Technologies shortlisted for IoT Innovation Award
Smarter Technologies is thrilled to announce its selection as a finalist for the esteemed IoT Innovation of the Year award at the highly anticipated Tech Excellence Awards 2023.
How smart sensors prevent thieves from going off the rails
Cable theft costs the UK taxpayer millions of pounds each year—and that’s just for infrastructure repairs. The total cost to the economy is even higher. Thieves are attracted to metal for its buoyant pricing, targeting overhead power lines, signalling cables, and even metal fences. But along with greater policing and stricter scrap metal controls, smart sensor solutions can make railways security more robust, keeping commuters on the ...
How IoT solutions are taking tech into the future
The Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming a household name – and one that has found unique applicability in not only our homes, but in our businesses, workplaces, and cities. The number of installed IoT devices is expected to surge to around 30.9 billion units by 2025. The myriad of different forms of technology has the potential to provide incredible business value. Matthew Margetts, Director, Smarter Technologies further discusses.
The smart tech return for indoor entertainment and events
On 17th May, Britain’s phased reopening plan allows for areas of the entertainment industry to reopen. Soon, cinemas, bowling alleys, indoor arenas, indoor adult group sports, exercise classes and theatres should be available to the public once again.
The smart keg technology transforming the pub industry
Although there are still strict COVID-19 restrictions in place, pubs and restaurants are now allowed to serve customers outdoors, which means that many people will be heading out for a celebratory meal and a pint. It’s not just the patrons that are celebrating; the hospitality industry can now breathe a small sigh of relief as they are able to conduct business (albeit on a smaller scale) once again.
Mining smart insight: the tech transforming the sector
Digital technology has become a key enabler of margin improvement and an enhancer of competitiveness in the mining sector. Although the majority of the top mining businesses have already started their digital journey in some capacity, many of the smaller players are lagging behind when it comes to digital transformation. Matthew Margetts highlights how innovative mines are using new technologies to make mining operations safer, more producti...
Re-opening retail safely with smart technology
Under plans set out by the Prime Minister, UK shops, hairdressers, gyms and outdoor hospitality and other non-essential retail outlets will reopen on 12th April in England. Although a welcome move for many, the reopening doesn’t come without significant safety concerns and rules in place to limit COVID-19 transmission. In this article, Matthew Margetts, Director of Sales and Marketing at Smarter Technologies looks into some o...
5 steps towards environmental compliance in your facility
Every business has an impact on the environment - along with legal obligations that it must fulfil. Facilities owners need to understand a variety of complex laws and legislation when it comes to environmental compliance. What are some of these obligations? And how can smart technology make implementing and demonstrating environmental compliance easier?
Making school safety a priority with smart technology
With pupils set to go back to school on 8th March, there are a number of safety measures schools need to implement, such as smart technology, to ensure the health and wellness of staff, students and school communities. Matthew Margetts, Director of Sales and Marketing at Smarter Technologies explains more.
The seven smart watchlist items for farmers in 2021
With the United Nations (UN) projecting that the world’s population will reach 9.7 billion by 2050, global agricultural production will need to rise to the challenge to produce enough food to meet the growing demand. In this article, Matthew Margetts, Director of Sales and Marketing at Smarter Technologies takes a look at seven ways that smart technology is helping farmers profit from greater productivity.
Smart buildings: shaping how we live and work in 2021
More than half of organisations plan to increase their investment in renewable energy, energy efficiency, and smart building technology in 2021. This is according to Johnson Controls’ annual Energy Efficiency Indicator survey. Interestingly enough, these business plans are comparable with investment trends that came after the 2010 recession; now likely a result of preparation for the post-pandemic world. Matthew Margetts, Dir...
Facilitating change: the smart benefits of going green
The UN Paris Agreement in 2015 aimed to limit the average rise in global temperatures to 2°C above pre-industrial levels, trying to keep the increase below 1.5°C. Since then, the issue of climate change has come to the fore for nations and, by extension, their enterprises. Matthew Margetts, Director of Sales and Marketing at Smarter Technologies explains more about the smart benefits of going green.
How ports and marinas are capitalising on IoT solutions
On-board, berthed, and on the marina, smart technologies are driving widespread digitalisation - a process which has the potential to guide shipping processes into the future. Digitisation in the maritime industry assists with complex logistics, asset and supply chain management. Smart technologies are taking this a step further, with so-called smart shipping set to address challenges and offer far-reaching benefits for a range of maritime p...