All Traffic Solutions (ATS), a leading provider of reliable, durable and innovative traffic safety and management products and solutions, announces the launch of ATS FloodAlert, a Flood Detection and Notification System for law enforcement, municipalities, DoTs and public works departments, and transit authorities. The cloud-based system provides high availability, and proactive flood detection and notification options to keep the public informed and prevent tragedy.
The FloodAlert system uses ATS’ ultrasonic sensor, existing infrastructure/sensors and/or other external data sets to detect rising water levels in flood-prone areas. The multi-channel flood notification system automatically triggers pre-set alerts and notifications when flooding begins to occur, which can:
- Display warnings to drivers and suggest alternate routes using variable message boards located at or before key intersections
- Direct traffic flow appropriately and safely, without inconveniencing drivers, to minimize congestion and hazards caused by flooded roadways
- Notify appropriate staff when water levels at each location approach flood stage
- Push data automatically to messaging on signage, turn on warning beacons, 511 alert systems, the Waze Connected Citizens Program, websites and social media networks, and/or existing systems
The system is managed in the ATS TraffiCloud™ remote management system currently in use by thousands of government agencies and organizations and can incorporate easily into weather and citizen alert systems already in place. ATS FloodAlert is hosted on Microsoft Azure for reliability and high availability.
“Flooding is a top weather-related killer in the United States and as we head into Hurricane season, and advanced notification and dynamic messaging can help save lives,” said Andy Souders, President and CEO of ATS. “The FloodAlert Detection and Notification System leverages the latest advancements in technology to keep the public informed 24/7 in the event of flooding, and provides a holistic view of environmental, road and facility conditions.”
For more information on the ATS FloodAlert Detection and Notification System, visit the company’s webpage.