Three lighting companies partnered to produce “SmartSite,” a street lighting system integrating LED technology with a mesh network control system that manages lighting, video, audio and energy usage throughout urban, suburban and college environments.
The lighting companies producing SmartSite are Amerlux, a producer of outdoor energy efficient lighting solutions, Illuminating Concepts, which also produces lighting solutions and IntelliStreets, which produces multi-function street light systems that includes video surveillance networks.
Together the companies produced SmartSite, which is a 24/7 area-wide system that offers architectural luminaire styles, digital wireless solutions, Wi-Fi capabilities, and a variety of cameras and sensors to ensure real-time security coverage. The sensors detect a variety of threats that enable rapid response from emergency personnel or help prevent crime and gain control of the streets, the companies say.
SmartSite also offers multimedia solutions that can upgrade an existing infrastructure to provide information, advertising, security and entertainment for public spaces with streetlights that automatically adjust the lighting to illuminate the area with the specific amount of light needed, the firms say.
The basic version of the system features a self-organizing wireless mesh network that facilitates energy savings because it not only uses inherently-efficient LEDs, but the lights can be dimmed significantly as ambient conditions change, such as after sidewalks and streets empty late at night, the companies say.
Designed with an LED module and a patented built-in speaker, each streetlight features a unique duo-band radio system and miniature computer with data storage capacity, according to the companies. Streetlight processors communicate with each other through a wireless mesh network and monitor individual luminaire usage, energy costs, grid power and system integrity, the firms say.
In addition, SmartSite luminaires can be equipped with a variety of cameras and sensors to ensure real-time 24/7-security coverage. The sensors detect a variety of threats that enable rapid response from emergency personnel or help prevent crime and gain control of the streets, the companies say.