BridgIoT originated from the research conducted at Stellenbosch University by Prof MJ Booysen. The research concept was transformed into a product in the form of a smart water heater (geyser) controller. From this initial product, several other products were developed.
One of these earlier products, a smart water meter solution named "Dropula", gained traction through a corporate social investment project named the #SmartWaterMeterChallenge. The project was spearheaded by Shoprite who, through collaboration with CapeTalk radio, challenged other corporates to sponsor BridgIoT's smart-water-meter solution to schools in the Western Cape. The Western Cape education department also got involved and the project was kicked off in November 2017.
Since the onset of the project, BridgIoT has grown in size and capability. Several solutions in the IoT space have been developed by its team of employees stretching from the initial water monitoring applications to location tracking solutions and beyond.
BridgIoT’s online platform and mobile app provide you with detailed visualisations of your data statistics across all popular platforms. Custom notifications, set up for abnormal or significant events, and periodic reports can be sent via SMS or email. Your usage history, billing information, and data analytics are also easily accessible on the fly.
Full analytics of your data is securely stored on BridgIoT’s cloud database, using blockchain technology where traceability is required, ensuring that your data s encrypted and protected throughout while it awaits your assessment. Machine learning and sophisticated algorithms provide pivotal analyses and features.
BridgIoT’s Internet-of-Things (IoT) solution is one that enables high-resolution reporting of data from nearly all imaginable data collection devices (edge devices). These edge sensors can be anything from a pulse capable water meters to livestock location trackers.