Kevin O'Sullivan: Scottish Government-backed IoT network helps deliver safer water systems in the Highlands

A Scottish Government-backed Internet of Things (IoT) network has helped a local council improve the way it monitors water safety levels in over 100 buildings.

A national IoT network – delivered by Boston Networks – has provided the necessary infrastructure for Highland Council to be warned of any risk of legionella in its water systems.

Previously, engineers had to travel between sites and manually take temperature readings. But under a three-year contract with Dundee-based M2M Cloud, the company’s Neptune water-monitoring sensor technology – which provides instant red flags of unsafe levels – had replaced that system.

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