ATLANTA — Hudson County, N.J., today announced it is working with Honeywell (Nasdaq: HON) on the development and implementation of a smart community strategic plan. The project aims to help increase resident engagement, strengthen community resilience, reduce energy consumption, improve public safety and help ease traffic congestion and improve mobility, including safety.
The effort with Hudson County is one of the first smart county initiatives in the country aimed at helping to modernize a county’s infrastructure to enable a more efficient, more sustainable and resilient community for residents and visitors.
“Our goal is for Hudson County to set the standard for a smart and efficient county,” said Craig Guy, chief of staff to the Hudson County Executive. “As our community continues to grow, we are looking forward to working with Honeywell to develop and execute a strategic plan that supports our overarching goals and improves the quality of life for everyone in our county.”
The Hudson County Smart Community initiative includes the development of a strategic plan and support for a federal grant application to help fund projects defined during the process. The effort is focused on enhancing county operations and implementing solutions that integrate systems across the county to automate and streamline processes to better serve citizens, enable proactive building maintenance to reduce operating costs and improve occupant comfort, and support fleet electrification and community resilience to better prepare the county for the future. The initiative aims to lessen manual processes of Hudson County and enhance residents’ experiences with county services through improved customer response times with the proposed upgrades.
“Hudson County is proactively working to identify operational efficiencies and opportunities to build resilience,” said Matthew Britt, Smart Cities general manager, Honeywell Building Technologies. “This program is unique as Hudson County is one of the first counties in the country working to build deeper system connections between its cities with the aim to improve how people across the county move, live, work and play.”
Honeywell City Suite Software is a ready now artificial-intelligence enabled platform that integrates data from critical city infrastructure systems such as traffic, streetlights, environment, emergency services, public safety and security, and utilities into a single, unified view.
About Honeywell Building Technologies
Honeywell Building Technologies (HBT) is transforming the way every building operates to help improve the quality of life. We are a leading building controls company with operations in more than 75 countries supported by a global channel partner network. Commercial building owners and operators use our hardware, software and analytics to help create safe, efficient and productive facilities. Our solutions and services are used in more than 10 million buildings worldwide.
Honeywell (www.honeywell.com) delivers industry specific solutions that include aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings and industry; and performance materials globally. Our technologies help aircraft, buildings, manufacturing plants, supply chains, and workers become more connected to make our world smarter, safer, and more sustainable. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywell.com/newsroom.
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