Smart City Solutions

From buildings to utilites to infrastructure - learn more about smart cities and how Anixter can help you define your goals and determine your needs. 

In less than 5-minutes take a glimpse into the key aspects that make up a Smart City.

As we expand and link more smart spaces within the built environment, the relationships between sensors, data, communications, cybersecurity, productivity, as well as connectivity all play a vital role. From devices and sensors in private homes, smart buildings, smart factories and utilities – continuous connectivity and the convergence of old and new technologies is what enables these different environments to make up the smart city.


How do smart cities take the next steps in the transformation that have been demonstrated in other industries such as healthcare, education, manufacturing and commercial offices?

Watch an ON-DEMAND WEBINAR: Adaptation of Smart City Infrastructure, with a panel of smart city experts, where we will discuss:


  • Public safety solutions for health and security
  • The relationship between smart buildings and smart cities
  • Critical infrastructure and utility uptime
  • Urbanization vs. de-densification
  • Leveraging existing city assets

Key Areas Within a Smart City

The Anixter concept of Infrastructure as a Platform addresses the essentials for smart cities that can provide agility for budgets, scalability for demand and flexibility for technology choices. This approach explores five key technology areas, and integrates innovative solutions to meet your assessment and deployment needs.

Risk Management

By creating a safe, secure city prepared for a wide variety of challenges. From protecting critical infrastructure to mitigating the risks of terrorism and cyber attacks. Deploying a 24/7 crime prevention and public safety strategy is essential to proactively maintain safety, while also allowing emergency professionals to respond quickly in a crisis situation.

Network Performance

Much of what enables innovation in city environments is built on high-speed physical layer connectivity. A hybrid deployment of both fiber and wireless is essential for communities to support converged broadband connectivity, which promotes edge computing, 24/7 performance expectations and economic development.

Power Optimization

Smart grids are capable of generating, transmitting and distributing power more efficiently, while also collecting valuable data points that can improve management of utilities. Reliable and efficient power is a critical foundation for cities to achieve sustainability despite increasing urban density.

Community Experience

With more than 50% of the world’s population living in cities, a smart city approach has become critical for a community to achieve long-term economic sustainability. This can be achieved in part by meeting digital expectations of residents and visitors, which also aids in the recruitment and retention of job-providing companies and highly engaged communities. 

IoCT Enablement

Enabling the Internet of City Things (IoCT) allows you to analyze your environment and make real-time adjustments to improve productivity and efficiency. Predictive insights from a variety of data sources throughout a city are vital to improving operational efficiency, managing critical infrastructure and continued economic development.