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Is your park smart or stupid?

London Abstract

When we offer advanced systems that turn industrial parks into smart, advanced, technological parks, we see the following benefits:

Energy Savings

​ The smart parks of the future will be characterized by full computer control of all systems. The possibilities are endless: optimization on a daily basis according to field conditions, weekly, monthly and annual planning that will operate automatically, and full control of any malfunction or waste, in real time.

And we are talking about all possible systems and mechanisms!

For example: the heating and cooling systems in the buildings, which are connected to thermostats and motion sensors so that in unmanned rooms and at night the air conditioning will stop, turning off and on air conditioners based on the outside temperature as well as controlling the ideal temperature, the ability to interface the air conditioner with the computerized calendar to turn on the air conditioning in the meeting room about an hour before the start of a meeting , and up to a full forecast of electricity costs for any given period.

Another example of crazy savings are the automatic irrigation systems of the smart parks, which after professional planning, know how to operate at the optimal time and for the most precise time, for the best results.

The smart trash removal system also knows how to save resources and keep the park clean by performing a variety of smart actions, from alerting about full bins to providing information for the number of times it is required to collect the trash, analyzing the statistics of the last period, and scheduling evacuation routes that will be more expensive accordingly.

Of course, the whole topic of smart lighting is a chapter in itself which leads to incredible savings depending on the system's ability to analyze light time + expected traffic in selected areas, advanced motion sensors and allocation of resources to places that need it more than others.

time saving

The whole topic of smart entry and parking mechanisms, smart signage and automatic ticketing is gaining enormous importance in the smart parks of the future.

An automatic entrance gate that opens and closes using the mobile phone/computer/message has been known for many years, but it is part of a deeper system that allows automatic control of traffic direction according to classification and according to loads. It's simple: the road knew how to route the CEO to one place, and the guest to another. Of course, the possibility of indicating available parking spaces is structured and standard, including analysis of the existing situation and recommendations to improve loads on a regular basis.

Pedestrians are not neglected either, and by informative digital signage about the arrival times of buses, trains and flights from the park and its surroundings, computerized stations for purchasing tickets for buses, trains and combined flights using the WIFI system, the arrival and waiting time is significantly shortened.

Greater security

By equipping the park or complex with advanced vision systems, which include cameras and other sensing accessories at the most advanced level, and connecting them to a vision center with advanced technology, the captain and security chiefs of the park can increase their environmental control, and significantly reduce the response time to unusual events. Plate cameras Licensing at the entrance and exit is another important complication in controlling traffic and increasing the security capacity of the complex.

In conclusion, we can safely say that the smart parks are indeed the future of all of us, and we see a deeper understanding of the issue from year to year by decision makers at the municipal and even governmental level.


The author is Yoram Babyish, senior consultant for telecommunications, CEO of the Messer ICT company, the council for mayors on the issues of parks and smart cities.

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