The Solution: Western Systems Provides a Remote Cloud-Based System
Western Systems worked with Ada County to add the Applied Information 500-070 school beacon timer switch and cellular modem.
The new AI-500-070 units provide an easy way for the County to monitor vital school zone beacon information remotely, including AC power, lamps, battery backup, cabinet doors, local override control and temperature.
The unit works in conjunction with the Glance Platform, providing a cloud-based solution that enables scheduling and smart alerts (email & text messages) based on user-defined criteria.
Outcome: Streamlined Efficiencies and Noticeable Improvements
In less than 3 weeks, the County was able to install all 210 units and get up and running on the Glance software.
“The new AI units along with the Glance software have been a gamechanger for us,” shared Greg Fullerton, Traffic Operations Superintendent, ADA County Highway District. “We can now easily monitor and manage all our beacons remotely, which translates into time and cost savings for the County.”
The remote monitoring and alerts at each beacon has drastically improved the amount of time the County was spending on maintenance and scheduling. In addition, the remote monitoring has also enabled Ada County to be proactive in maintaining the beacons – reducing the number of calls from the public.