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Keep the Lights On

Keep the Lights On Being a property owner, business owner or even head of a university has tons of responsibilities that go with them. Money is usually spread thin within the budget and important decisions have to be made on where to spend them. One expense many overlook is how much lighting can be. This could range from lighting a parking lot to lighting a football field and everything in between. ighting is probably one of the most important matters to think about. Just think if you were walking around a university at night with no lighting. Not only would that be scary but also it endangers students that attend there. Or drive by a gas station and there were no lights. These are just a couple of examples of how important lighting is. Most lighting systems use timers and photocells. This older way of controlling is frustrating to many because you have to constantly reset the timers, change batteries, or deal with photocells. This means someone has to physically go out and do this maintenance. In return, more money is spent on labor costs. Wireless Telematics has come up with a new-age technology for all your lighting needs. They have designed a control system that allows clients to operate from wireless networks. Their controlling and monitoring services help lower labor cost by cutting out the physical need to go and reset timers. It also lowers energy bills and gives the operator precise control. The advanced technology also keeps up with the changing sunset/sunrise times and even daylight savings. With this easy to use control system, you can literally...

How Telematics can Help Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

How Telematics can Help Reduce Your Carbon Footprint As the world becomes more urbanized and populations continue to grow, there are scientists that feel there is need to develop highly sustainable systems. Telematics integrates telecommunications, transportation, and informatics to develop systems that are more efficient. Telematics is currently being used in fleet management, vehicle tracking, and many other applications where greater accuracy is required. When it comes to lighting, Telematics can increase efficiency to a degree that is not possible with other modern lighting systems that use photocells and timers. Here’s how you can save energy and reduce your carbon footprint. Parking Lot Lighting With traditional lighting systems, the photocells switches on the lights after dark or the timer estimates the time you are likely to get back. This system can be highly inaccurate. You’d have to set the timer earlier than when you are likely to arrive to avoid arriving before the lights are switched on. Telematics employs the use of GPS systems to ensure that lights are switched on at the precise moment. GPS systems can have an accuracy of up to three meters. The error made by the GPS system is in switching on the lights is negligible and the difference may be in seconds. Whereas timers can have errors running into hours. Accurate Scheduling System Telematics adjusts to the changes in sunset and sunrise time. The system ensures that your landscape and security lights are always switched on at accurate times on a daily basis throughout the year. This also reduces the need for manual adjustments that are necessary for traditional timers. Wireless telematics deal...

“Timers and Photocells Suck” – Top Takeaway at the 2017 NALMCO Spring Seminar

On March 29th and 30th, NALMCO held its annual Spring Seminar which is an interactive two-day training seminar focused on lighting trends, lighting safety and maintenance, energy efficiency solutions, and the future of lighting. There were 12 Learning Labs (TED-style sessions) taught by Associate Members at the forefront of lighting technology, and General Sessions focused on the future of lighting. At the end of the two-day educational conference, NALMCO Vice President Jared Johnson and Program Committee Co-Chair Wendy Fry asked the attendees to list their Top Ten Takeaways from the conference. The number one takeaway was “Timers and Photocells Suck.” President Greg Kimmel and Chief Technology Officer Bill McWhirter of Wireless Telematics presented six 25 minute educational sessions at the 2017 NALMCO Spring Seminar. One of the main themes of their presentation was educating lighting professionals that there is a new lighting controller that is far better than timers and photocells and much simpler and less expensive than mesh-type control systems. Not coincidentally, Wireless Telematics manufactures such a controller and is having tremendous success at shopping centers and other parking lots across the country. Also making the 2017 NALMCO Spring Seminar Top Ten List of Takeaways is the fact that “Controls Are More User-Friendly.” This is certainly the case with the Wireless Telematics Lighting Controller which is a “Set It and Forget It” controller for outdoor parking lot lights and signs. “The days of having to reset timers for daylight savings time or after power outages are over” says Kimmel. “If you want to save a ton of money and make your life easier then you need to get...

Wireless Telematics is awarded GSA Schedule Contract

Wireless Telematics is proud to announce that we were recently awarded a GSA Schedule contract. We are now on the GSA Schedule (GS-21F-026DA) and are excited to be able to provide our Lighting Control and Monitoring Service to the federal government. With an increased emphasis on energy efficiency and sustainability, the federal government can see immediate benefits from replacing their old timers and photocells with our simple and reliable Lighting Controller. Not only will there be a reduction in carbon emissions and energy usage, but the savings for the taxpayer will be substantial as well. “This is a win-win situation” says Wireless Telematics President Greg Kimmel. “The Federal government saves energy and reduces their carbon footprint, and the taxpayers save money!” For more information on the Wireless Telematics Lighting Controller please contact us at 1-855-498-5267 x1 and...

SDDAIA Fallen Officers Fund Golf Tournament Fundraiser

When police officers are killed or injured in the line of duty it is a traumatic event for their families. With the officer unable to provide support for his or her family, there is often nowhere to turn for urgent help. This is where the Fallen Officers Fund steps in with immediate financial assistance. Started nearly 20 years ago, the Fallen Officers’ Fund (FOF) is the creation of the San Diego District Attorney Investigators Association. They saw a need for critical help for the families of law enforcement in their most trying times. To raise money for this worthy cause they host a golf tournament every year with the proceeds going to the FOF. Wireless Telematics is proud to be a long time supporter of the SDDAI’s Fallen Officers Fund at their golf tournament sponsoring one of the holes and with additional donations. At the most recent tournament, Wireless Telematics was presented with a plaque thanking us for years of support. We are honored to be a sponsor and wish all the best for our men and women in law enforcement and their families. WT receives award from SDDAIA FOF for...

Productivity Tip: Stress Relief

One thing I have learned over the years I have been working closely with property and facility managers is that they are some of the hardest working people on the planet. They are juggling a ton of stuff every day and are often going from one crisis to another. They are problem solvers who get the job done. However, dealing with a constant barrage of urgent items can result in a lot of stress. I recently ran across this article and thought it had some really good info: http://www.skillsyouneed.com/ps/stress-tips.html Another way to take a little stress off your shoulders is to replace timers and photocells with our Set It and Forget It Lighting Control and Monitoring...