Smart City Initiatives and Megahoot

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What is a Smart City and how is Megahoot bringing innovation to the forefront? A smart city is an urban development vision to integrate information and communication technology (ICT) and Internet of things (IoT) technology in a secure fashion to manage a city’s assets. These assets include local departments’ information systems, schools, libraries, transportation systems, hospitals, power plants, water supply networks, waste management, law enforcement, and other community services. A smart city is promoted to use urban informatics and technology to improve the eefficiency of services.

ICT allows city ocials to interact directly with the community and the city infrastructure and to monitor what is happening in the city, how the city is evolving, and how to enable a better quality of life. Through the use of sensors integrated with real-time monitoring systems, data are collected from citizens and devices – then processed and analyzed. The information and knowledge gathered are keys to tackling inefficiency.

Major technological, economic and environmental changes have generated interest in smart cities, including climate change, economic restructuring, the move to online retail and entertainment, aging populations, urban population growth and pressures on public finances. Examples of Smart City technologies and programs have been implemented in Dubai, New York, Milton Keynes, Southampton, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Madrid, Stockholm and in China.

Megahoot is developing highly secure platforms that will allow for smart devices to work efficiently and with the highest level of security for everyone. There is an inherent issue with smart devices that will plague smart city initiatives if it is not combated before the issues arise. Case in point is the Amazon Ring, as great of a device it is at the same time its not as secure as it should be, the right hacker could possibly get access to one or maybe dozens of these devices if they are connected to each other.

Incorporating proprietary security protocols while integrating blockchain technology and other special sauce items is what will allow Megahoot to develop these platforms on a client level which will work towards preventing such breaches before they occur.

The platforms will provide a more secure environment for users from a personal level to an enterprise level. Megahoot is at the forefront of some amazing things from smart technology, artificial intelligence to communication platforms and beyond.

I personally look forward to having many people on this journey with Megahoot as we look to innovate and provide solutions for problems before they create greater problems and hopefully before they are problems at all.

Louis Velazquez
CEO of Megahoot

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