Connecting a growing industrial city
Helmond is a historic city in North Brabant, the Netherlands, with about 90,000 residents and more than 25,000 public lighting points. The city is known as a knowledge hub and a living lab for the automotive industry, where many companies design, develop and launch innovative new transport technologies. As a growing industrial city, Helmond has been facing several challenges. First of all, the city needed to find ways to save energy and become more sustainable in its daily operations. Furthermore, the municipality wants to tackle the negative effects that street crime has on public safety and comfort. To achieve these goals as well as to enhance the attractiveness of the city, local authorities have focused attention on improving public street lighting.