To really understand the Internet of Things (IoT) requires application, implementation, and execution in the real world. IEEE IoT recently launched a program to provide the IoT community an interactive platform on which to engage with use cases, service descriptions, business models, and reference implementations that will be key to developing a vibrant IoT industry. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to contribute to the IoT cause, as well as get excellent exposure for your projects and ideas.
Chris lives in a remote residential area of Guildford. The residents in his area have been suffering from anti-social behavior of teenagers, such as making noise, breaking post boxes, putting wastes at residents' doors, etc. To manage this kind of neighborhood areas, the Guildford council has launched an e-Neighborhood system where the residents can report local incidents using their smartphones, giving photo, audio and video evidences. The reported incidents will be analyzed by the system immediately and appropriate actions (e.g. informing the police for crime related incidents) will be triggered automatically. One day, Chris noticed that some teenagers were trying to break a public property nearby. He recorded the incident using his smartphone and reported it onto the e-Neighborhood system using the smartphone client application. As a result, a neighborhood officer was informed about the incident by the system. The officer arrived at the incident place on time, protected the property and issued warnings to the teenagers and their parents.