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BSI Tasked with Setting Data Standards for 'Smart Cities'

Overview

The BSI was commissioned by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills to create a standards strategy for smart cities, aimed at supporting their development and managing any risks.

It follows the development of the PAS 182 data concept model for smart cities after it published ‘The Role of Standards in Smart Cities’ in August 2014.

The model will focus on developing more detailed standards around how data from the internet could be used to develop smart cities.

Saviour Alfino, programme coordinator, confirmed the group aims to produce a new report by the summer as a step towards developing the standards.

“We are trying to provide some clarity around the landscape like what types of data people use and how they use it, and it might relate to open data,” said Alfino.

“We are scoping things at the moment.”

Alfino said it is too early to set a date by which the standards could be implemented, but that it would almost certainly not be this year.

Jacqui Taylor, a member of the e-Standards Committee, said the initial priorities are to establish exactly what standards are necessary.

“That should take us into embracing the internet of things for smart cities,” said Taylor.

“You need different approaches to the data from the internet of things, not just because of the volume but its velocity, and we’ll look at that for the standards.”

Taylor added that the upcoming formal meetings will set the agenda, with the aim of delivering some significant results within the next 12 months.

“It’s something the BSI is well placed to do as it has people around who are delivering these things to the private sector now,” added Taylor.

The BSI is all about making excellence a habit, whether it’s smart cities or glazing specifications. Sunsquare are proud to be the UK’s only flat roof skylight manufacturers to obtain the BS 6375-1:2009 standard for the air permeability, weathertightness and wind resistance of our entire range.

The BSI has long been a global leader in helping organisations improve performance, reduce risk and achieve sustainable growth and at Sunsquare we hope to develop a lasting relationship to deliver safer skylights for our customers in the years to come.

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