We help horticulturalists, landscapers, municipalities, provinces, growers and water authorities to work smarter and more efficient since 2017. We accomplish this by combining our knowledge about trees and plants with the concept of Internet of Things (IoT). In the meantime, we have placed more than 1500 wireless sensors in projects all over the Netherlands and Belgium. We are a young and innovative company that value a culture with chances and possibilities.
We are working together with multiple knowledge partners like laboratoria (Eurofins Agro), tree and plant specialists, eco-hydrologists and hardware manufacturers.
Our main mission is to make the world greener by using smart technology. These days, a green environment is essential for the welfare of everyone on our planet. Unfortunately, this isn’t so straightforward anymore. Green is – in our opinion- needlessly competing with urban roads, houses and concrete. To make sure that plants and trees will grow in less obvious places like the city centre, viaduct and roofs. Monitoring is necessarily.
Internet of Things offers a lot of chances for the green sector. However, the technique itself isn’t enough, the right interpretation of data and putting this into practice is vital. We can play a vital role for this, to combine technology with expertise.
We believe that smart systems can provide more value with the same or less resources. This is sustainable and will lead to more green all around us.
Meet our system
The system of ConnectedGreen consists out of wireless sensors, a smart GreenCloud environment and an user-friendly app for computers and smartphones.
The dashboard shows exactly what has to be done for which project. Also, users can create and send notifications whenever certain actions has to be taken. Client and contractor can both monitor projects with a ‘viewer’ account. Concluding, data can be archived or exported to further analysis.
The ConnectedGreen sensors are working without WiFi, SIM or gateway. The wireless sensors are able to measure different factors to make sure plants and trees perform the best. Therefore, sensors will be placed in different zones, which are assigned to different characteristics based on moist preferences (plants) and location. Every plant of tree favours a different level of soil moisture, temperature and light intensity.
The most used sensor is the soil moisture sensor. Our systeem is hardware independent. Which means that sensors of various suppliers can be added. Additionally, our sensors work with the LoRa or Sigfox network (IoT communication), which ensures that the batteries will last for 5-10 years. This makes it feasible to change sensors to a different project at a later date.
New insights on the optimization of watering. ConnectedGreen helps to determine the right moment of watering and right amount of water.
Green projects only have to be visited when needed. The platform saves personnel costs, vehicle trips - and therefore, CO2.
The unnecessary loss of plants and trees can be prevented. Therefore, the replacement of trees and plants are expensive. And, more project trips have to be taken to bring in new plants. By early monitoring most of the losses can be prevented.
More transparency because clients and contractors are able to look at the same data and insights. This is valuable for both parties. Preventing uncertainty and discussions.
ConnectedGreen is a domain specific system. The sensor data can be integrated in asset management system or used for managing planning.