A smart pole that determines the occupancy and related safe distance of beach areas is deployed in the Algarve region of Portugal.
As well as evaluating and showing the number of beach goers at any time, it also informs the public of best practice to ensure a “safe beach season” when lockdown measures are relaxed. The solution uses smart pole base technology from Omniflow that generates its own energy through the sun and wind and stores it via built-in batteries. The aim is for the poles to be as sustainable and trouble-free as possible which will facilitate implementation both in terms of infrastructure required and time for deployment.
The smart pole, that already features smart lighting and telecommunications’ features, is equipped with artificial intelligence and sensors to assess occupancy of an entire beach or specific areas.