The world’s population is expected to pass the 9 billion mark by 2050, resulting in a 35 to 60% increase in water demand for domestic consumption, agriculture, industry and power generation.
Robeau’s team has been working for two years on the development of a smart IoT (LoRa) solution to create a real-time water consumption indicator. In order to support its customers with a turnkey and user-friendly solution, Robeau has created a platform to manage consumption data and detect leaks in real time. This platform recovers all the data from the sensors and meters installed on its customers’ premises, consolidates it and provides a complete analysis via the development of monitoring tools.
Robeau is developing through its various subsidiaries around the world (Senegal, France, Monaco and the US soon) and is present in 4 major sectors: SMART Industry, SMART Building, SMART City and SMART Agriculture. Robeau equips all types of buildings: from airports to food factories, from shopping centres to office buildings.
Bringing intelligence into cities, service buildings, industry and agriculture, thanks to IoT, makes it possible to meet the challenges of the environment, energy management, security and infrastructure management. IoT sensors provide real-time access to usage information to improve the quality of services while reducing management costs.
The Robeau solution allows users to understand how and where water is consumed in their building from different connected devices (computers, smartphones, tablets). The Robeau platform offers the possibility to program SMS and email alerts in real time in order to detect leaks, anomalies and overconsumption of water. This makes it possible to be more reactive and thus optimise maintenance systems for improved predictive maintenance.
This technology allows to transform the building into an intelligent place (Smart Building) and to make a step further on the sustainable development by integrating its functions in the CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) policies and BREEAM certification (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method). This is a way to both enhance the value of its clients’ innovation services and reduce their water footprint. It is therefore now possible to act very quickly on issues related to water leaks and thus avoid more significant disasters, simplify maintenance thanks to real-time connected solutions, but also to raise awareness among occupants and thus reduce water consumption by 30% to 50% per site per year.