In the progress towards becoming a smart city making use of big data analyses to help enhance operations and monitoring to create long term benefits for society, smart waste management is easily as important as smart security, smart traffic or smart energy.
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Guardforce presents a comprehensive solution, combining industry-leading cloud-based software with the latest IoT smart sensor and smart waste bin technology to deal with the current challenges encountered by waste collectors or facilities. By capturing the exact real-time data of rubbish bin conditions, this solution can help efficiently deal with overflowing bins, inefficient collections, high emissions, bad hygiene and lack of information for facilitating waste disposal.
Ultrasonic Fill-Level Sensor
The smart sensor embedded inside the smart bin detects the fill-level of bins and send data to the cloud-based monitoring and data analytics platform.
Solar-Powered Trash Compactor
When the waste inside a bin reaches a pre-set level, the solar powered trash compactor will activate and compact the waste in the bin, enabling the bin to hold up to 8 times more waste and reduce collection frequency by up to 80%.
Fleet Management Platform
The platform supports smart waste bin location monitoring on a single dashboard, so it can optimise the collection route and schedule based on real-time data. This can enhance operational efficiency especially for remote site collection, and thus reducing emissions from collection trucks.
Each smart waste bin is equipped with an intelligent safety sensor to ensure complete safety at all times. When a human hand is detected, the compaction process will immediately stop. In the event of a fire inside the bin, the fire detection sensor will immediately send an alert signal to notify the user while automatically starting to put out the fire.
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This solution offers an ideal smart device for any indoor and outdoor facilities in Hong Kong with heavy human traffic. These can include theme parks, urban areas, campuses, hospitals, MTR’s stations, airports, bus terminals, offices buildings, schools and convention centres, etc.