How Internet of Things is making this Malaysian village smart

Last Modified: Sat Mar 19 2016 07:22:32 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
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    Residents of Kampung Padang Rumbia, on the banks of Malaysia’s Pahang river and was among the worst affected in the floods of December 2014.
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    Flood-monitoring sensors installed along the banks, give residents information in real-time so villagers can prepare for evacuations. The pilot project is managed by MIMOS, Malaysia's R&D agency.
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    10 security cameras in community areas including schools, clinics, police stations, mosques, fish farms, computer centres and river banks.
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    MIMOS has provided free WiFi and built an app to send safety alerts to residents. They can also monitor live feeds from the cameras across the village.
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    With the Internet of Things, it has been possible for MIMOS to expand the scope of the project as more needs have arisen in Padang Rumbia. “We have developed a lot of things that have already launched in the market, for example, our sensor for aquaculture. We will use all these components in the next phase of the project,” says Ahmad Nizar Harun, Senior Manager, MIMOS.