Utility metering and video surveillance to dominate IoT smart city market


ABI Research’s latest Smart Cities Market Data report indicates that smart utility metering (power, gas, water) and video surveillance will remain by far the largest smart city segment, with the number of connections representing 87% of the total number of smart city connections by 2026.

The report explains that while metering is mainly focused on usage monitoring, savings and efficient operation of utility networks, video surveillance is no longer just about security and crime detection and prevention.

Video surveillance is increasingly enabling new applications like urban tolling and emission zones to reduce air pollution, mainly in Europe, by using license plate recognition to identify older vehicles banned from entering these zones and more general safety applications like pedestrian detection and alerts.

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