Cities are Getting Paid to Turn Street Lights into Spying SmartNodes

By MassPrivateI

The future of privacy in big cities is bleak; cities are now getting paid to convert street lights into spying SmartNodes.

What are SmartNodes?

SmartNodes will soon replace street lights, because they are equipped with cameras, microphones, speakers etc. — an all-in-one light pole.

The city of Los Angeles, California is working with Phillips Lighting and ENE-HUB to turn 110,000 street lights into a one-of-a-kind citywide SmartNode surveillance network.

The Los Angeles Bureau of Street Lighting and Philips Lighting have collaborated on a program that uses CityTouch connected street lighting management and connected sensors to obtain additional value from the public lighting system. (Source)

Phillips SmartPoles are equipped with ‘environmental noise monitoring’ microphones. Phillips microphones are designed to spy on ‘raucous neighbors and loud music’.

The city of Los Angeles is leveraging their connected street lighting infrastructure to actively monitor and manage noise levels on the streets. Using existing connected street lights, the city has installed microphones to collect noise data at the street level. (Source)

Where would the music be coming from you ask?

Phillips doesn’t say, but you can bet they mean people, vehicles and homes. Which means, SmartPoles can listen to more than just noise. (Click here to watch Phillips Lighting admit SmartPoles are great data collecting conduits.)

Los Angeles wants 110,000 spying street lights

In the above video, Remco Muijs boasts that Phillips and the city of Los Angeles are working together to host third-party sensors that influence people’s behavior.

Because nothing says influencing people’s behavior quite like 110,000 spying street lights.

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Companies are paying cities to install spying SmartPoles

An article in PTC reveals that private companies are paying cities $1200 yearly for each SmartPole they install.

The streetlight-based cells will generate revenues by being leased to wireless providers. The City of Los Angeles will receive $1200 per year for each SmartPole. The installation of 100 IoT-connected streetlights is currently in process in Los Angeles. Philips and the city plan to expand the network to 600 streetlights by 2018. Philips, under a tech development pilot program, is also installing 50 SmartPoles in The City of San Jose. (Source)

To translate that into dollar figures, if Los Angeles, turns 110,000 light poles into SmartPoles they would make approximately $13.2 million a year. And with that much money at stake, it won’t be long before every city in America turns their street lights into money-making spying SmartPoles.

image credit: ENE-HUB

Last year, I warned everyone that DHS and the TSA are installing microphones on light posts to spy on commuters.

But ENE-HUB’s SmartNodes make those light posts look like child’s play.

ENE-HUB’s brochure reveals they are equipped with Wi-Fi detectors, microphones, CCTV cameras, speakers and travel card readers, which I assume means transit car readers. (Click here to find out more.)

A recent article in KCRW reveals that ENEHUB’s, SmartNodes could also be equipped with ‘video streaming and gun shot sensors connected to police and fire stations’. One can assume that in the near future, SmartNodes will also be equipped with E-ZPass readers and license plate readers.

ENE-HUB’s ‘benefits’ section admits that governments can use multiple revenue streams to spy on their citizens for 25-30 years. (Click here to watch ENE-HUB’s smart city video.)

Unfortunately, Phillips Lighting and ENE-HUB aren’t the only ones trying to turn entire cities into giant surveillance networks.

Four months ago, I warned everyone that Siemens, GE, Cisco, LED lighting maker Acuity Brands and mall developer Simon Property Group are also installing spying SmartNodes across the country.

After writing numerous articles about Smart Cities, SmartPoles and SmartNodes, one thing becomes crystal clear: they are all about corporate/government surveillance.

Top Image Credit: TFTP

You can read more from MassPrivateI at his blog HERE.


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13 Comments on "Cities are Getting Paid to Turn Street Lights into Spying SmartNodes"

  1. If there’s any GOOD news in this article it would have to be that Phillips probably makes the most unreliable electronics on the market. Phillips light bulbs last for months – whereas other makers last for years.

    • lightingstrikesthrice | October 17, 2017 at 12:44 pm | Reply

      Right on. But, Phillips is a State (kakistocracy) contractor. What they make for the public and what they make for the state, I believe, are two different and complete opposite entities.

  2. lightingstrikesthrice | October 17, 2017 at 12:50 pm | Reply

    Excellent article, very informative. The Agendas are going ahead nearly on schedule. The only thing left is their population reductions and their martial law lock downs. A quote from Jeff Rense: “We’re not gonna make it.” Meaning humanity. Too many asleep at the wheel and will only wake up until it is too late, if at all. Too many implementers, enforcers, and protectors of the kakistocracy, who do if for a paycheck and a pension; “I’m just doing my job”, “I’m just taking orders”, “This is just the way it is”, and so forth.

    • Grace by Faith | October 17, 2017 at 2:15 pm | Reply

      I agree, and your point about the “just doin’ my job” excuse to commit crime is spot on. That, and compartmentalization are key to the Agenda’s success. But it can’t be just the worst, unscrupulous people doing this. This chaos has been planned for millennia, and they have a “universal” leader (hint: it’s the type of law we’re under). It’s really a synarchy. “Synarchy… is ‘government by secret societies’, or by a group of initiates who operate from behind the scenes. It is an analogue of ‘theocracy’, or rule by a priesthood.”
      ~ Marquis Alexandre Saint-Yves d’Alveydre

      • strawberrytart | October 20, 2017 at 8:46 am | Reply

        I got the “Just doing my job” from a Meteorologist I awoke to Geo Engineering, but he won’t admit it and likes to Poo Poo things away. He’s just a tool, gets paid way to much to point to a screen and tell us we need a coat tomorrow and be wrong half of the time. He thinks his money is going to protect him from the storm.

    • Population reduction is already happening. Flint has a 50% reduction in live births. This is a nice side effect from the wars in the Middle East and elsewhere.
      Our water has been contaminated with fracking chemicals and I’m sure that you are aware of the other things that the PTB are doing.

  3. Enough with the bad news how about some information about what can be done about it? The effectiveness of disseminating information and hoping for the best is no longer the best use of my time. While the public may not be aware of EVERY crime executed by the state as a whole I think people generally realize the malicious intent of the government and the dishonesty of official news sources. Other than paid stooges and globalist planners no one is pleased with government overreach but at the same time no one knows to do about it. Even the act of voting is being seen as a con the results are far from trustworthy. Our representatives don’t listen to us and local leaders continue to obliterate everything in their path. Protest groups have become infiltrated by the worst of the worst setting back authentic movements decades in reverse. The activists involved are being bled dry for their good intentions and will end up heavily burdened by the guilt and shame of having sabotaged their own causes. But what can be done about it? They keep pushing their agenda forward inch by inch how do we get them to stop and tell them to piss off? There seems to be only two rules to their game over control: 1) Don’t let the people live 2) But don’t kill them directly.

  4. 1 word – jammers! I am currently working on an all-in-1 device that will emit an ultra high intensity burst of light to take care of camera pickups, a 1 megawatt microwave burst to take care of wifi and cell receivers and a 300 decibel ultrasonic generator to wipe out microphone and audio pickups. I should be able to manufacture them for under $500. The microwave burst is also good for downing drones.

  5. what happens when the FBI are transporting more rifles than a single stooge on his own can handle, to use to shoot everything moving on Rodeo Drive? will they just switch every camera and microphone on that block off, “yes, massa, it was offline for servicing!”
    just watch for when the system is taken offline, and wait for the false flag incident

  6. Nine times out of ten city council members will sell the souls of the citizens who voted for them, to the devil himself. They get elected to their first office and think themselves all knowing gods who have been given power to run the lives of lowly-peasants and take their hard earned income.
    It’s the same with many mayors and governors. They give your freedom away in exchange for federal tax dollars.

  7. BugsBunnyPatriot | October 18, 2017 at 5:18 pm | Reply

    Drones, GPS Tacking, social media tracking, SmartNodes, . Next, the required Tracer Implants. Privacy and Liberty are just an illusion. They win without a fight.

  8. Nice video that makes this seem like a Mayberry type neighborhood that is just creating a way to light streets and other innocuous activities.
    Coming to a city near you will be palm scanners where people can pay for their tickets without using credit cards or cash.
    How much longer until all of us are chipped with rfids? And yes, the sheep will line up for it.
    Sigh

  9. strawberrytart | October 20, 2017 at 8:39 am | Reply

    Go away and stop telling America what we need, go back to India.

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