Bucket trucks. Cherry pickers. Climbers. Ladders. For years, these have been the standard for camera maintenance. These have been the answer to the often-overlooked question of, how do you maintain your cameras? All too often, projects are implemented with no thought to how your cameras will be maintained when that time comes. Unfortunately, the result has been the lackluster response and use of those previously mentioned.
However, there is an alternative that has been gaining momentum along United States roadways. MG Squared is a company with over two decades of experience in lowering device technology and is now on a mission of transforming camera maintenance worldwide. As the worldwide innovator and leader in lowering device technology, there is no company better suited for taking this product to the world for more widespread use.
“The camera lowering device has been tested, used and continually received positive feedback as it’s been used along thousands of sites of United States roadways and spots around the world,” says Matt Mogle, MG Squared’s Director of International Business Development.
“MG Squared has been pushing the status quo of camera maintenance in the United States for two decades and we believe we have hit a tipping point where countries around the world will now begin to make the lowering device a standard of their ITS, railway and security related projects.”
While the MG Squared system has been used in a number of international locations from Holland to Qatar to Australia and New Zealand, the company sees the number of deployments rapidly increasing in the coming years as countries are beginning to heavily invest in updating and creating transportation infrastructure. More so than ever, the team at MG Squared is devoted in trying to find key international partners that share their vision of transforming the camera maintenance culture in their individual countries.
“We are about finding companies that are innovators in their field and are always looking to push new technologies in the marketplace. Those are the companies we want to work and partner with,” says Mogle.
There are numerous benefits of the lowering device when compared to more traditional maintenance methods. David Griffiths, ITS Delivery Manager at Auckland Motorways says of his experience with the system: “The MG2 lowering device is proving a great success in that it provides improved accessibility to the deployed camera and thus provides a quicker response at a reduced cost.”
Jim Larsen, a DOT director in the United States has shown a ‘92% reduction in maintenance related costs’. Better camera accessibility, less downtime and reduction in maintenance costs are just some of the proven benefits of the lowering device.
The benefits of the lowering device have been proven in the United States as is shown by the growth in the number of systems along roadways in the country. MG Squared is now poised to take on new markets and countries as they look to push the status quo of how cameras have always been maintained.
Every now and then, a device emerges that pushes the envelope in certain industries. With the growth of ITS and infrastructure developments around the world and the ever-increasing need for cameras, it seems fitting that a new maintenance tool emerges for those cameras. The MG Squared camera lowering system has become that proven system in the United States and is excited to bring that vision to the world.
As part of that desire to grow their international presence, MG2 will be exhibiting their innovative camera lowering device at the Intertraffic Amsterdam exposition during 20 and 23 March. Their booth number is 12.129 and would welcome anyone that would like come by, learn more about the system and test out a working lowering device firsthand.