How-To Develop Smart Flood Monitoring System

October 21st, 2017 Posted by SMARTCITY 0 thoughts on “How-To Develop Smart Flood Monitoring System”

Every year Malaysia is facing floods, and it seems an unending issue. It will be perfect if we are able to predict floods and help to prepare the worst before the disaster happen either to evacuate or make the necessary preparations. But sometimes, flash floods happen in the city themselves especially in places no one can ever predict. However, the cause of flash floods is mainly due to improper drainage or near construction sites (or is it?). But can we actually avoid floods?


Problem Statement

  1. What is the water level in the river?
  2. When does the river swell up?
  3. Where is the location of water rise?
  4. Where are the areas that require immediate evacuation?
  5. Who is contributing to the rise in water level?
  6. How to control the water level?
  7. How fast is the water rising?
  8. Why is the water rising?


  1. Water level and weather sensors
  2. Tide monitoring sensor
  3. Astronomical data
  4. GPS for rescue vehicles (OBD)
  5. GIS data
  6. Camera
  7. Network infrastructure (Wifi, 3G
  8. FAVORIOT IOT Middleware
  9. Visualization dashboard
  10. Analytics
  11. Social network integration

This is by no means a comprehensive step-by-step solution but it will help you to start your exciting journey in developing your own IoT solution. Feel free to add your suggestions.

Interesting Articles

FAVORIOT offered a very affordable pricing plan as shown below:

The Beginner Plan is very suitable for University students who have been assigned or chose IoT project as their Final Year Project. A single device such as Raspberry Pi or Arduino that collects from several connected sensors can stream to the IoT platform. A simple dashboard is provided to visualize the measurements. This plan is also suitable for an individual developer or hobbyist that would like to familiarize with IoT platform, conduct self-learning or participate in IoT Hackathons. At RM 8.33 (or less than USD 2.00) per month, you can become the next Generation-IoT and on your way to be one of the rare talents in the job market today!

The Startup Plan is perfect for Freelancers or SMEs or Startups to provide IoT solution for a medium size project up to 150 devices. In fact, they can also create multiple projects or applications but limited to the total number of 150 devices.

The Business Plan is great for developing big commercial IoT project. It can support up to 300 devices for many smart applications. However, if a company requires connecting thousands of devices, they may contact/email their customised requirements to

About the Author

Dr. Mazlan Abbas the Co-Founder of FAVORIOT Sdn Bhd. He is an IOT Evangelist and a Thought Leader. He received an award as 50 Most Impactful Smart Cities Leaders by World CSR 2017. He is ranked No. 20th Thought Leader in IOT by 2014 Onalytics Report – “The Internet of Things – Top 100 Thought Leaders”, ranked Top 10 in IoT Top 100 Influencers by Postscapes 2016/2017, ranked Top 100 in Smart Cities Top Experts by Agilience Authority Index May 2016. You can reach him on LinkedIn or Twitter. Check all his presentation slides HERE.

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