Public barbecues are an important component of the public spaces that make up our communities, but effective management of these assets can prove challenging, especially in recent times. That’s why Grillex has developed the Grillex 360 Telemetry technology. What does it do?
The old saying ‘you never truly appreciate what you’ve got until it’s gone’ has never been more true than in recent times.
The COVID-19 global pandemic abruptly forced communities to stay indoors and closed down public outdoor spaces including parks, barbecue areas, playgrounds and gardens in an effort to contain and minimise the risk of infection throughout our local communities.
However, with restrictions throughout Australian states and territories now starting to ease, the importance of outdoor public spaces and how we manage them has never been more apparent.
Public barbecue areas are an important part of the spaces that make up our communities and enhance our health and wellbeing, but effective management of these assets can sometimes prove difficult. This became even more apparent when asset management activities were put to the test when restrictions were placed on these spaces following the COVID-19 lockdown in Australia.
Asset Managers working with limited resources were faced with the challenge of ensuring all public barbecues were turned off so they could not be used during this time. To be able to efficiently control public barbecues at a time with reduced personnel, it was apparent that those managing public spaces needed an innovative solution.
Australian park infrastructure specialists Grillex is leading the way in the field of innovation, design and technology solutions for asset management systems, and its latest offering, the Grillex 360 Telemetry technology, is exactly the tech solution that park asset managers have been asking for.
Grillex 360 Telemetry technology ensures cost-effective and timely remote management of park assets no matter where the user is working from – a benefit that proved itself when many asset managers were forced to work away from the office during the recent lockdown period.
Public space asset managers who were already accessing the Grillex 360 Telemetry technology were able to remotely turn off their public barbecues when restrictions were put in place without having to send out teams to manually switch off each individual barbecue in their region.
With preparations taking place in some states to reopen public barbecue areas, Grillex 360 users are able to remotely switch all of their Smart barbecues back on again by simply accessing the dashboard on their mobile device.
HOW DOES THE GRILLEX TELEMETRY TECHNOLOGY WORK?
Grillex barbeques are fitted with a telemetry unit and a cellular antenna that provides data to the cloud, which can be accessed via a website. Clients can then login to see this data.
The Grillex 360 system reports on usage data, including if the asset is on or off, the number of times a barbecue has been started or used, how many hours it’s been running, the temperature of the hotplate and much more. The Grillex 360 System is also able to identify faults and notify asset managers immediately so they can mobilise maintenance crews.
Grillex 360 technology offers free monitoring, a premium monitoring option and no lock-in subscription, and is available to customers across Australia.
To find out more about the Grillex 360 Telemetry Technology or the range of open space solutions provided by the team of park infrastructure specialists at Grillex, call 1300 552 102 or visit the website via the link below.