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Guardforce Introduces Smart Bins For Smart City Waste Management - Guardforce

Guardforce smart bin

Leading security and innovative services provider Guardforce has launched a cutting-edge waste management solution, Smart Bins, making use of sensors and integrated technology to maximise rubbish bin capacity and enhance waste collection efficiency and safety. Tailored for waste bin management in public and private facilities with heavy human traffic, the technology-driven solution can ultimately reduce the frequency of waste collection, thus contributing to easing traffic and mitigating road-side emissions and fuel consumption, in support of Hong Kong’s Smart City ideals.

The bin will be displayed at Building 5W of Hong Kong Science Park (near the shuttle bus stop) from late January, and will be rolled out throughout the city in 2019.

A smarter bin for a smarter city

Guardforce Group CEO Mr Terence Yap said: “Guardforce has been at the forefront of taking security services high tech as we strive to secure the present and innovate for the future. The Smart Bin is our latest endeavour to leverage technology to make our environment and our city highly liveable. The solution will help the city tackle the nagging issue of managing waste bins. With our solution, we hope to eliminate the problem of overflowing waste bins and fire hazards posed by waste bins, while optimising the efficiency of waste collection and disposal.”

Guardforce’s Smart Bins solution is integrated with cloud-based software and the latest Internet of Things (IoT) sensors to detect the condition of the bins at any time and maintain optimal hygiene and safety for users and facilities.

There are four key elements that set Guardforce Smart Bins apart, namely:

  • The Ultrasonic Fill-level Sensor – This sensor is embedded inside the bin to detect how full it is, and sends the data back to a cloud-based analytics platform to alert those responsible for the bin.
  • Solar-powered Trash Compactors ­– When the waste inside a bin reaches a pre-set level, the solar-powered trash compactor will be activated to compress the waste, allowing the bin to hold up to eight times more waste and reduce the collection frequency by up to 80%. This is especially helpful for managing bins in remote areas like large parks or beachside areas and campsites.
  • Fleet Management Platform – All the information on all the bins in a given area is gathered through one monitoring platform and a single dashboard, so cleaning staff can work more efficiently and tailor their routes to tackle the bins most in need of emptying first.
  • Safety Detection – An intelligent sensor is installed to, for example, stop the compacting process if a hand is detected. The temperature sensor inside the bin can detect fire and will send an immediate signal to notify the refuse management team and put out the fire.

Efficient Waste Management

The Smart Bin is ideal for heavy human traffic locations such as campuses, theme parks, airports, railway stations and shopping malls.

“Managing our waste in a smarter manner is very important to the quality of our daily lives, and Guardforce, a pioneer of innovative smart city solutions, is contributing to improving waste management with Smart Bins,” said Mr Terence Yap. “No matter how you look at them, Smart Bins make sense, and could be a real boon not just to smart cities as a whole, but to all stakeholders in waste management, be it service providers, public and private enterprises and environmental groups. Smart Bins help to create a cleaner, safer, more hygienic environment and enhanced operational efficiency, while reducing management costs, resources and road-side emissions,” he added.

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