Most of these require someone to drive, walk or inspect the entire estate on a regular basis. However, all of these situations can be remotely monitored by using a unique, two stage process. The first stage is the alert on event. This is the trigger stage. And it some cases it may be enough because an engineer has to be dispatched to inspect the site. However, Orion can also send pictures and in many cases, a quick visual confirmation is enough to determine what level of response is required – rather than waiting for the engineer’s report.
There are the smaller scale condition monitoring solutions. This typically means measuring something on a machine to work out when it needs servicing or in the case of bins, emptying. Just look at the amount of scheduled maintenance that goes on generally and the size of the opportunity becomes apparent. Bins are a case in point because issues with council run bins generate lots of complaints. If the bin can say when it needs emptying then a small, lighter vehicle can be sent on demand, rather than taking a lorry to every site, whether it needs it or not.