SEOUL, Apr. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Seocho District in Seoul is using IoT technology to monitor fine dust and noise levels around construction sites in a first in the country.
The new monitoring system will target 20 large construction sites that are over 1,000 square meters in gross area.
Measuring instruments installed near construction sites will collect environmental information related to ultra-fine dust, fine dust, noise, temperature, and humidity, which will then be sent to a control center at Seocho District Office in real time.
Different colors will indicate the severity of each site’s environmental problems, with red and orange indicating ‘very bad’, and ‘bad’, while yellow, green and blue will mean ‘a little bad’, ‘normal’, and ‘good’.
When fine dust and noise reach the level of ‘bad’, public officials will send a text to company representatives on-site asking them to stop any acts that could cause dust and to water the area.
“If construction supervisors don’t act according to the messages, a special team will be dispatched to inspect the site, which can lead to an order for specific performance or suspension,” Seocho District said.
In addition, Seocho District will provide fine dust monitoring systems to 23 local elementary schools to help protect the health of children.