Internet of Things (IoT) devices, networks and
infrastructure shall be deployed, used, maintained and disposed of in an
efficient, responsible and secure manner to maximize public benefit.
3.1: To support Town of Newmarket wide coordination of IoT deployments, the Town will maintain an inventory of IoT devices that they deploy using a standardized format. The Town will also maintain an inventory of the public or private assets on which devices are installed and the networks used by these IoT devices including details on the network type (e.g. LTE), security protocol (e.g. WPA), location, service level agreements, and contact information for the network and system operator.
3.2: The Town should accumulate and publish, via the Town website, public information on IoT systems, such as the Soofa bench network, including but not limited to examples of deployed IoT devices (e.g. pedestrian traffic pattern sensors) and the different types of public assets (e.g. street furniture) on which they are deployed.
3.3: The Town should make public, via the Town website, a standardized protocol, including points of contact, for requesting access to, and approving use of, Town assets for IoT deployments. Where appropriate, the Town will detail restrictions on particular types of public assets and/or siting restrictions (e.g. rules for landmark or historic districts).
3.4: IoT deployments shall, where possible, leverage or repurpose existing conduit and public assets, maximize energy efficiency, and adhere to sustainable device disposal procedures.
3.5: The Town should leverage their own, secure, existing wireless and fixed networks where possible and appropriate. Networks for IoT deployments should be selected to best support the specific use case. This should include but is not limited to ensuring appropriate security protocols, bandwidth, pricing models, and service level agreements (SLAs).
3.6: All IoT devices and network equipment installed by the Town, on the Town's behalf, or on Town property should have clear agreements and established terms of service governing who is responsible for ongoing operations, maintenance, and the secure disposal of equipment. IoT devices and network equipment should be labelled clearly with the name and contact information for the responsible party.
3.7: Public assets should be instrumented in an orderly and organized manner that minimizes clutter and allows for ease of access for replacement, repair and addition of new equipment or devices.
3.8: IoT systems should be designed to maximize resiliency in the event of a natural disaster (e.g. severe flooding) or other emergencies (e.g. electrical outages). Critical systems should have established emergency response plans to ensure the appropriate continuity of service.