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A-2 Management Consulting, in collaboration with the municipalities' IT collective KOMBIT, has collected experiences from 4 municipalities in order to uncover their experiences with IoT technology.

Since 2016, Kalundborg Municipality, in collaboration with Seas-NVE, has conducted an IoT pilot project in the village of Svebølle, incorporating a range of sensors connected to Wi-Fi and narrowband networks throughout the town, collecting data from various sources, including:

• Sensors measuring electricity and heating consumption (in 30 households).

• Temperature sensors on the roads (enabling demand-based road salting).

• Sensors measuring air quality and temperature at the school (ensuring classroom air quality).

• Sensors measuring air pollution (NOx and CO2 levels)

• Parking sensors in the parking area.

• Sensors in the school well (sending SMS alerts in case of flood risk).

• Traffic cameras for traffic counting (used to control road lighting on main roads and in vacation home areas).

• Sensors in waste containers (for demand-based waste management). Various sensor technologies and solutions have been experimented with to explore possibilities and gather insights for future projects. One particularly valuable and scalable solution is intelligent lighting control, which adjusts lighting based on the amount of traffic on main roads and in vacation home areas