Use Case – Smart Cities

High security – Cost-effective connectivity

Trusted Objects proposes highly secure cost-effective solutions that bring ease of connection to all types of networks and are integrated in many smart city devices allowing governments to deliver new and efficient services to their citizens.  With its partners, Trusted Objects provides an end-to-end approach including Secure Elements, personalization and end-to-end management of all IoT objects involved in a Smart City.
Smart Cities aim at bringing a better quality of life to citizens while using the benefits of IT automation to reduce costs. Under the Smart City concept, many of the city’s assets include sensors and thanks to their communication capabilities allow to adjust the use of resources to provide a better adaptation to population needs. Typical city's assets include transportation systems, hospitals, power plants, water supply networks, traffic infrastructure, public lighting, information systems, schools, libraries, waste management, law enforcement and other community services.
 Smart Cities require a high level of security, as it is quintessential to ensure that systems that deal with the city operation and security cannot be tampered with. For instance, interfering with transportation systems, water supply, law enforcement or event lighting could cause major dysfunctions in our modern cities. Also, many of the smart city systems, such as schools or hospitals deal with highly sensitive personal information.
 Cities have to demonstrate the efficiency of their management and need cost efficient solutions to bring the best service to their citizens for the lowest level of expenditure. Smart Cities IoT solutions need proper security to deliver the best solutions for building better cities.

Today, 54% of the world’s population lives in urban areas, a proportion that is expected to increase to 66% by 2050. (Source: United Nations)