In recent years, the modernization of public lighting systems characterized, among other things, by the implementation of LED luminaires has gained yet another ally in the search for efficiency and optimization in management. A Remote Management it is a system that allows greater control over assets and more efficiency in maintenance. But how does it work? In practice, what is Remote Management? Check it out below:
Hardware + Software Suite
Telemanagement works coupled to a point of light and, in addition to remotely controlling assets, brings the ability to perform measurements, which are interpreted by the software and stored inside the device itself. These measurements can be voltage, current, lamp power, energy efficiency and many others. All devices are connected to each other via a network mesh, which is nothing more than a “mesh” of points where Telegovernment exists.
In practice, Telegestion replaces the photovoltaic relays located on city lights. Currently, these relays turn the lamp off or on according to the light level. As dusk progresses and the night settles in, the reactors on the luminaires, which have metallic vapor lamps, start and "heat" to transform electrical energy into light. [Read more]
Connectivity is one of the main features
In addition to the ability to reduce operating costs and save energy and, therefore, be sustainable, the Telemanagement system is much more than just an economic advantage. Because they are connected to a network, these lighting points can also enjoy an internet connection and act as “routers”, that is, the citizen can connect to one of these assets and use services available such as bus schedules, information from the city hall and many other options.
This connectivity is closely linked to the concept of Internet of Things (IoT) that brings the internet and the connection between objects to everyday life with the aim of improving the quality of life of the population.
New technologies, new possibilities
With Telemanagement, the possibilities for use in cities are practically endless. Because they have a georeferencing system, a utility that allows the precise geographic location of each lighting point, the points are great locators. Through Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology, luminaires can identify the presence of people, animals and objects, so their applications are numerous.
For example, through Tags BLE the system can locate people - mainly the elderly or children - or lost animals and provide their location, via the integrated network, with an accuracy of a few meters. Another possible application would be in the identification of parking spaces, where the poles would serve as receivers of the BLE signals of the spaces and would transmit this information to the citizen. Traffic control, traffic lights and vehicle location - ambulances, firefighters, public transport and police vehicles - in real time are some of the possible future applications of Telegestion.
What are the practical advantages?
With these device measurements, the management company can access this data and forecast maintenance, which luminaires are spending more or even notice flaws in the lighting points before any repair request.
The system also has scheduling functionality. This schedule allows you to program the lighting and dimming of the luminaires at pre-established times. Dimerization is nothing more than reducing the intensity of a lamp in order to save energy. This dimerization can be used on roads that are not frequented or at times of low movement, without prejudice to visibility.
Another way of saving energy is the alternation of lighted lamps, also on roads with less movement. For example, assuming that there are four points on a street, points 1 and 3 will be lit on the first day, and points 2 and 4 on the second day, also without prejudice to visibility.
Economy and modernization that bring results
In spite of all the modernization and connectivity that the Telemanagement system offers, the practical advantages of saving energy are still its best quality. Through real-time control of all devices, dimming - an average of 30% decrease in intensity - can result in savings of up to 79% in energy consumption. This savings is essential to ensure an efficient and optimized public lighting management.
In addition, the modernization of the lighting park itself can reduce staff costs by up to 40%. Not to mention the savings of R $ 1 billion in one year with the exchange of mercury lamps for LED.
At a time when sustainability and energy efficiency are increasingly in vogue, modernization with Remote Management becomes a powerful weapon against waste and in favor of your company.