Any Industry, Any Variable

Use Cases

Use Cases

When it comes to the “Internet of Things, there are almost endless possibilities. The true challenge is building real solutions which are viable and scalable to bring new value to a business. This challenge is particularly significant for applications where ‘things’ by nature move around, cannot be plugged in and need to last a very long time? This is where the mcThings platform can truly provide a valuable solution!

Asset Tracking Internet of Things Use Cases

Asset Tracking

  • Cost-effective solution to legacy asset tracking
  • Affordable hardware & network/communications protocols
  • Low-power devices last up to 5 years on batteries
  • Wireless devices allow for simple/inexpensive installation
  • Monitor/track vehicles & shipments
  • Affordable monitoring of low-cost < $1k “dumb” assets
  • Monitor signs, portable toilets, generators etc.
  • Monitor sensory data and other variables while tracking
  • Monitor stock within a large warehouse
  • Monitor tools & machinery
  • Affordable, low-power alternative to using GPS

Rental Services

  • Monitor waste fill levels
  • Track the number of uses before a required cleaning
  • Location monitoring – prevent theft/loss
  • Monitor usage frequency & duration
  • Monitor state of tissue, sanitizer & paper towel
  • Monitor the upright status of asset – has it been tipped over?
  • Increase recovery of lost, stolen & missing fence panels
  • Low-cost active security
  • Tamper & intrusion resistance – monitor fence movement/vibrations
  • Reduce equipment theft & loss
  • Increase efficiencies
  • Ensure maintenance schedules are met based on equipment usage monitoring
Rental Services Internet of Things Use Cases
Agriculture Internet of Things Use Cases


  • Real-time monitoring of greenhouse environment
  • Monitor light/UV levels
  • Monitor soil moisture levels – water only when needed
  • Monitor indoor/outdoor temperature & humidity
  • Efficiency-cost savings
  • Utilities cost savings
  • Portable – move devices to new locations
  • Affordable retrofitting of existing operations
  • Control systems based on sensory data (fans, sprinklers, etc.)
  • Control irrigation, pumps etc. based on variable monitoring
  • Conserve & manage critical resources
  • Efficiency-cost savings
  • Materials cost savings
  • Behavior & health monitoring
  • Location monitoring – prevent theft/loss
  • Increase efficiencies – time sensitive location of assets
  • Monitor livestock environment variables (temperature, altitude, humidity, etc.)

Smart Cities

  • Increase efficiencies – e.g. garbage pickup only when bins are full
  • Increase customer/citizen satisfaction
  • Decrease traffic/congestion through efficiency increases
  • Monitor and track city assets & equipment
  • Monitor infrastructure
  • Monitor transit route efficiencies
  • Monitor air quality & pollution levels
  • Monitor water quality variables
  • Monitor parks soil moisture for greenery maintenance
  • Monitor temperature city temperature, humidity & UV index
Smart Cities Internet of Things Use Cases
Food Industry Internet of Things Use Cases

Food Industry

  • Track and monitor shipments in real-time
  • Notification of temperature irregularities during shipment
  • Notification of handling irregularities during shipment
  • Monitor threshold triggers with notifications
  • Monitor storage environment of perishable foods
  • Cost savings on ‘spoiled’ product & inventory
  • Prevent recalls & alert regulatory bodies more accurately and timely
  • Prevent loss/theft
  • Monitor refrigeration temperature, location & door open/closed state
  • Monitor trends – e.g. track and analyze how consumers interact with store layouts
  • Efficiency-cost savings – e.g. digital price tags with large scale update capabilities


  • Control facility systems based on threshold monitoring
  • Trend analysis based on automation triggers
  • Efficiency-cost savings
  • Utilities cost savings
  • Monitor indoor air quality and temperature
  • Increase occupational health and safety
  • Control ventilation based on air quality
  • Repair reduction cost savings
  • Increase efficiencies/uptime
  • Reduce machine malfunctions/Increase safety
  • Proactive equipment monitoring for required maintenance scheduling
Industrial Internet of Things Use Cases