Smart, IoT-based safety and monitoring Solutions for securing vulnerable and hazardous zones, large and small.

SmartCone Solutions combine IoT technology with the rich selection of sensors and alert mechanisms available today to create an intelligent and completely scalable safety and monitoring solution.

The high-tech detection and early warning system is safer, less expensive, and more productive than a human or physical barrier, and provides mission-critical feedback to people in the area and any personnel that need to be notified.

Safety personnel can get full visibility to the scene with advanced remote viewing capabilities. The M2M and data mesh architecture make the solution affordable and deployable anywhere, on almost any scale.

Extreme reliability and deployability

SmartCone’s IoT technology creates robust, on-premises networks — with a wide range of sensors providing critical data — that fuse and process sensor data. The SmartCone’s fog computing capabilities streamline this data for immediate delivery, locally and over the Internet, saving you time and money.

The SmartCone mesh network is self-healing and self-managed: if one cone breaks down or if Internet connection is delayed or interrupted, the network can still operate. A solar power option — the SmartCone Juizebox — is available for making a SmartCone solution completely self-powered, self-functioning, and reliable.

Huge range of detection methods available

  • Video cameras
  • Motion sensors
  • Facial and gender recognition
  • License plate recognition
  • LIDAR - trip wire/distance measuring
  • Seismic
  • Windspeed
  • Multigas detectors, toxic and/or slightly toxic
  • Air quality: ozone, particulate matter, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, and nitrous oxide
  • Temperature + variances in
  • Others

The SmartCone IoT FusionCore combines data from multiple sensors and generates an alarm based on user configurable thresholds. Multi-dimensional alarming ensures SmartCones use every possible method to alert the public and/or employees.

Ottawa Bike Lane Safety Project

The Ottawa Police issued a new video showing the SmartCone Bike/Ped Safety Solution in action.

Jason Lee interviewed on WIRED

Jason answers some questions about TheSmartCone and IoT

Alert methods

  • Text, telephone, and/or email notification
  • Flashing LED lights, of any color (usually red and green)
  • Digital signs
  • Custom audio messages uploaded on the fly
  • Pre-recorded sounds from speakers, such as a warning message, alarm bells or sirens
  • Vibrating wrist devices
  • Potential for wireless emergency alert
  • Potential broadcast through emergency broadcast system
  • Customizable alarms and alarm zones
  • Option to create an alarm zone amongst several or many SmartCones
  • Location-independent: sensors can be placed in one area and alarms placed in another


TESC 2017 - SmartCone Technologies and IBM Watson IoT at conference hosted by Penn State


SmartCone Technologies will be exhibiting at the Transportation and Engineering Conference at Penn State University in State College, PA. CEO Jason Lee and IBM Business Unit Executive Jodie Fisher will be showing the SmartCone Early Warning Signaling System for Work Zone Safety. Transportation experts from around the world will be in attendance, to share and exchange ideas on safety, operations, planning, design and technology in transportation.
Date: Dec. 6 to 8, 2017
Location: Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center, State College, PA
More information on the conference here.

Press Release: SmartCone Technologies and IBM Enter Joint Initiative Agreement for IoT-based Safety Solutions


IBM Watson IoT and SmartCone Technologies Combine Forces for Advanced Smart City Technology and Safer Workplaces
Ottawa, Canada, November 14, 2017 – SmartCone Technologies today announced that it has signed a Joint Initiative Agreement (JIA) with IBM (NYSE: IBM) to advance the delivery of new products and services for safety.
SmartCone Technologies develops disruptive, Internet of Things (IoT)-based solutions for safety applications, such as Work Zone Safety, Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety, and Fleet Management and Security. Smart Cities, state governments, and companies looking to improve their safety in cost-efficient and responsive ways will benefit tremendously from the team effort from IBM Watson IoT and SmartCone Technologies, which allows both companies to cultivate and expand their respective strengths in the marketplace.
“We are very excited about this opportunity to work with IBM Watson IoT,” says Jason Lee, CEO of SmartCone Technologies. “We’re looking forward to demonstrating the power and flexibility of the SmartCone platform to support safer workplaces and safer cities.”
SmartCone Technologies will be integrating with the IBM Watson IoT platform, developing detection and alert systems that not only are fit to purpose but also easily scalable. The IoT platform allows for this unprecedented combination, especially for new wearable alert mechanisms such as vibrating bracelets on workers in the field or event-triggered flashing LED lights on a safety cone or post.
“IBM Watson IoT choose to work with SmartCone Technologies for their leading innovation of TheSmartCone and the wide variety of uses as a mobile gateway, camera, and warning system,” says Jodie Fisher, Watson IoT Business Unit Executive, “We’re thrilled to integrate TheSmartCone into our Watson IoT Safer Cities and Workforce solutions."
The latest research from the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration shows that on average, 70 work zone crashes resulting in at least one injury take place every day. This number has been rising steadily since 2013. The IBM Safer Workplace SmartCone placed in a strategic location before the construction site has been shown to slow traffic, and gain drivers’ attention. TheSmartCone detects a potential threat and alerts workers by triggering wearable mechanisms such as bracelets or vests, giving them crucial seconds to get out of harm’s way.
“This Joint Initiative Agreement allows us to show off the full potential of this exciting new technology,” says Lee. “As drivers and pedestrians become increasingly distracted, we will need more rapid-response and quickly deployable solutions to mitigate the rising hazards. We look forward to more and better safety around cities and highways, especially for high-risk areas such as road construction sites and city intersections.”
See the press release here.

SmartCone Technologies Exhibiting with IBM at ITS World Congress - Montreal


SmartCone Technologies will be exhibiting along with IBM at ITS World Congress – Booth #2337. The SmartCone Technologies/IBM booth will have a simulated road construction site/accident zone set up to demonstrate the SmartCone Work Zone Safety Solution.
Date: October 29 to November 2, 2017
Location: Palais des congrès, Montreal, QC Canada
Booth: #2337
More information on the conference is available here .


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