Cities are rapidly evolving through the adoption of smart technologies that improve citizens’ quality of life and make urban services more efficient.

Smart cities fully represent this transformation, integrating innovative solutions to modern challenges.

Let’s explore together what it means to live in a smart city, the benefits for citizens and LAB23’s innovative projects.

What is a Smart City

The definition of a smart city is based on the integration of information systems and urban infrastructure for the intelligent management of resources and services, such as transport, energy, waste and security.

These systems collect and analyze data in real time to optimize daily operations and plan future development.

But what are the real benefits? Let’s find out together.

The benefits for the citizen in the smart city

Among the features of smart cities are a number of tangible benefits for citizens, including:

  1. Energy efficiency and sustainability: smart cities use advanced energy networks to reduce consumption and CO2 emissions. This results in lower energy bills and a cleaner environment.
  2. Smart transport: advanced public transport systems reduce waiting times and improve travel efficiency. Real-time information on traffic and public transport helps citizens to better plan their journeys.
  3. Waste management: waste collection is optimized through sensors that monitor bin fill levels, reducing costs and improving urban cleanliness.
  4. Improved security: smart surveillance cameras and advanced alarm systems increase citizens’ safety, enabling rapid response to emergencies.
  5. Quality of life: well-maintained green areas, bicycle lanes and smart benches improve the urban environment, making it more pleasant and liveable.

The smart products in LAB23’s catalogue

LAB23 is at the forefront of Italian and international smart city projects.

Our flagship products include innovative street furniture solutions such as the Smart Bench. This product is not only a place to sit, but also offers numerous additional functionalities.

Each bench is equipped with USB ports, which draw a maximum of 2.5 A, allowing the charging of most smartphones and tablets on the market.

In addition, the integrated smart box offers mp3 audio playback and the use of Bluetooth, both of which can be managed remotely via an advanced management system.

The benches can also be fitted with anodised aluminum LED strips, available in different sizes and controllable remotely, creating versatile and attractive lighting.

Various types of sensors further enrich its functionality: they detect the passage of people, measure temperature, the level of CO2 in the air and monitor the filling of waste bins.

The user interface of the benches is designed to promote cultural and commercial activities as well as provide practical information and local events.

Finally, the integration of Wi-Fi hotspots ensures a reliable Internet connection, with the possibility of remote management and a Captive Portal service, i.e. the ability to redirect users of a Wi-Fi network to a login or terms acceptance page before allowing Internet access.

This mechanism makes it possible to authenticate users, manage connections and control access to the network.

All these functions make smart benches a multifunctional technology center in the heart of cities.

The project of creating more and more smart cities represents the future of urban areas, where the integration of technology with the city infrastructure leads to a more efficient and sustainable management of resources.

Thanks to innovations from companies like LAB23, cities become better places to live, work and grow.

Explore LAB23’s smart products and discover how they can transform your city into a true city of the future.