CIMCON smart streetlights deployed in Jamaica

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CIMCON smart streetlights deployed in Jamaica
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Deployment Status Ongoing
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Start (21 June 2017, Documented, ?, No description)

City Kingston (JM), Spanish Town (JM)
Country Jamaica
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Technology Deployed CIMCON Smart Lighting
Information Certainty Speculative
Primary sources 1, 2
Datasets Used
Deployment Type Surveillance, Traffic Surveillance
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managed by Jamaica Public Service Company
used by Jamaica Public Service Company
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Summary In 2017, Jamaica Public Service company began to install smart streetlights from CIMCON lighting in major parishes. By 2021, they had achieved 90 percent coverage. Smart streetlights do not always imply biometric surveillance. However here, the streetlight network is explicitly cited as acting as a platform for sensors and applications such as video analytics and traffic monitoring. Therefore it is possible that if not already in use, such applications could be added on.


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Deployment Purpose: Surveillance, Traffic Surveillance

Summary
In 2017, Jamaica Public Service company began to install smart streetlights from CIMCON lighting in major parishes. By 2021, they had achieved 90 percent coverage. Smart streetlights do not always imply biometric surveillance. However here, the streetlight network is explicitly cited as acting as a platform for sensors and applications such as video analytics and traffic monitoring. Therefore it is possible that if not already in use, such applications could be added on.



Location:

CityKingston (JM)
Spanish Town (JM)
Country Jamaica
Jamaica
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In 2017, Jamaica Public Service company installed smart streetlights in major parishes. By 2021, the Jamaica had over 90 percent coverage in the streetlights. Smart streetlights often incorporate sensors and other technologies. Here, they have been explicitly cited as being used for video analytics. Because smart streetlights are networked via WiFi, they are also hackable.

It will provide JPS with the ability to realise reduced energy and maintenance costs through features such as remote control and scheduling, adaptive dimming control, revenue grade energy metering, automated fault monitoring and alert notifications, and superior asset management capabilities. "CIMCON is very pleased to have been selected by JPS as its intelligent controls provider," said Anil Agrawal, CIMCON Lighting, CEO. Our controls coupled with Silver Spring’s AMI network will allow JPS to reduce its energy costs while simultaneously providing a clear path to the realisation of its vision for a connected nation by providing the platform for a wide variety of sensors and applications including environmental sensors, video analytics, traffic monitoring, electric vehicle chargers and more." JPS extended its relationship with Silver Spring Networks earlier this year by adding 110,000 street lights to its multi-application IPv6 platform. The programme focuses on areas such as Kingston, Spanish Town, Negril and Falmouth 2

By 2021:

Over 80 per cent of the islands’ streetlights are now smart LEDs, with all island coverage expected by December this year, JPS said. There are presently 84,700 of the more efficient, smart Light Emitting Diode (LED) bulbs, 18,000 of which were installed last year, despite significant challenges. Some parishes are now completely outfitted with LED streetlights, including St Catherine with 22,037; St James with 10,459 and Clarendon at 6,499 lights. Kingston and St Andrew and St Ann are close to being fully upgraded with over 90 per cent smart streetlight installations in place 1

References

  1. a b  "{Over 80% of Jamaica's streetlights now smart LEDs".
  2. a b  "Jamaica continues connected push". (2017) <https://www.smartcitiesworld.net/news/news/jamaica-continues-connected-push-1959> Accessed: 2022-11-24