The demand for road maintenance management during winter is growing as Ireland, like many other parts of the world, is experiencing more intense weather conditions during the colder months. This means that an effective road weather monitoring system from Advance Sytems Access Control is increasingly important: in order to keep drivers safe during harsh weather conditions, municipalities and cities need intelligent solutions with nowcasting capabilities that can work across multiple devices.
Make A Difference With Road Weather Stations
At Advance Systems Access Control Solutions, we offer a variety of weather monitoring systems that keep drivers updated with the current road conditions during adverse weather, improving their driving experience and even helping to save lives.
Key features of the systems include:
- Visibility and precipitation
- Overview cameras
- Atmospheric measurements
- Road sensors
- Wind measurements
Visibility and Precipitation
The accurate measurement of rain, sleet hail or snow makes driving safer for all road users; measuring the amount and intensity of any precipitation allows an accurate judgement as to the safety of the road.
Visibility is also crucial in helping to prevent collisions and other traffic accidents and accurate and monitoring of visibility conditions improve drivers’ ability to identify weather-related problems on the road ahead.
Overview cameras can look both at what the weather is doing and at the road and traffic conditions. Making essential decisions about whether a certain road is safe or not is easier with a live view.
You might want to consider the feature of night vision as an extra option. At nightfall, road conditions can change very quickly and night vision will help to ensure that road users are aware of queues and any other potential problems.
The air temperature is a reliable indicator as to whether the road surface is likely to freeze. Atmospheric measurement can identify rapid changes in temperature and make it easier for road maintenance teams to prepare for severe weather events.
Relative humidity and the dew point can also change very rapidly as a severe weather event occurs. A road weather station can monitor these weather conditions effectively and help improve the response to a storm or other adverse weather event.
Road sensors that can measure the temperatures on the surface and subsurface of the road are a vital tool in creating a safer driving environment. They can accurately record the road conditions, including the depth of the water layer, friction and salt concentration.
Our unique software collates these elements so that drivers can always be made aware of the road conditions, even during the harshest weather. With detailed images and maps, it is easier to make decisions about safe driving conditions, even when the weather is doing its worst.
Last but not least, accurately measuring the wind speed is vital, especially in conditions of severe winter weather. High-sided commercial trucks, as well as domestic vehicles such as motorhomes and caravans, are particularly vulnerable to high winds and accurate measurement of wind speed can determine how safe it is to drive.
Wind direction is also a helpful predictor of weather conditions: for example, when there are heavy accumulations of snow, knowing the wind direction can help to predict where it is likely to drift and cause difficult driving conditions.
Professional Expertise And Support
At Advance Systems Access Control, our team of service professionals will work with you throughout each stage of the project to design and install a road weather monitoring system that meets your specific requirements; we also provide extended support services across Ireland. To find out more about how a road weather station from Advance Systems can help you ensure safer driving conditions, please contact us here.