Are we really Learning From This Serious Pandemic…It Should Impact All Business.. But Is It?

Most of us, if not all of us, have been going through a life-changing event that I would think is a first for almost everyone …

We all have opinions as to what is right or wrong, but the fact is, the world has changed forever. These changes can be for the better provided we all use proper judgement and be a part of the solution. Many areas in our lives will change quickly while others will be a long process as we adapt to new ways of doing things. Some of the extreme measures we are undergoing will be dialed back so we can all live “normal lives.”

But the question really is, how much of an impact have these chain of events really had on all of us, and do we really understand the bigger picture?

Here is what I know and have learned so far:

As a world, we have come together to really put an end to this virus, at least to the point where it is manageable. We have ALL sacrificed and tried to contribute the way we feel we can. From health care to law enforcement to social work and so much more. All sectors have done a great job. I see the thanks we give each day and it is all deserved.

Could this virus have been prevented? Probably not. Could we prevent a pandemic arising from future viruses or other health risks by doing more prevention as we move forward? I believe so. Pointing fingers to the past will not help. Moving forward with solutions will.

The world will spend trillions of dollars and many will sacrifice jobs, and some even their lives. Many businesses will not recover. Over the course of the last few months, we have followed so many initiatives so that we can as they say, “flatten the curve.” Many of these initiatives will become policy, and these policies will effectively allow us all to live a higher quality of life in the long run. 

The whole infrastructure has changed. With the social and physical distancing requirements, we have all learned that maybe congestion can be prevented, maybe by practicing cleansing steps during and after social interactions. How we can spend maybe just billions instead of trillions to be more proactive and prevent future pandemics. We have learned about how prepared our medical facilities (and they are good) are now, and how they will need to be prepared in the future. I would think environmentalists are championing the effects of less transit, cars, waste, and other initiatives that if tempered can work, such as more working from home, car-sharing, less sickness, and more productivity.

But are we actually going to change how we do things? Are we learning about the little things we can all do and stick to going forward as I have, as have my family and my companies? And we actually like the simple changes. Not the isolation of course. That has to change and it will so we can all be together as a society.

Innovation should be rewarded.

As we move forward we first thank all those people and companies who have sacrificed, donated time, and changed their businesses to help the essential services. We thank the government for being fluid and adapting to the needs as they change. That’s a given.

The biggest reward will be what we have learned and develop programs and innovations to make our future secure. So while we work through this we need to work and recognize people and organizations that already are taking steps. As we push for a better future we should reward innovation that is taking place now. If we can provide new services that protect our health and security without circumventing our daily routines and interactions, we have truly done something special.

The public will expect it, society will support it and businesses will demand it. My hope is we do not regress and fall into the same issues again and again.

Recommendations

  • Provide incentives and rewards for cleaner facilities and service.
  • Show support and preference to businesses that are providing alternative solutions that will have a positive effect in some way to keep the curve as flat as possible.
  • Government to provide grants and subsidies to organizations and communities that support and follow these new policies and objectives and not just talk about them.
  • Educate all and our next generation as we have been doing over the past two months. It’s for all to know and understand.

I say these things with the hope we can even do small things that will help. I do not see this now in any big way. We even have clients that are investing in physical distancing now and increasing programs which I would like to one day recognize. But I have to still ask the questions, have we all learned? I recently saw a few days ago, a tender for a new system that in no way even mentioned any initiatives to promote our new way of life (more ironic is it is a HOSPITAL.) Given we are in the prime of the issue you would think it would be the most important subject on their mind. Maybe over time, we will accept that the “momentum” may slow down (but we should be at the top of our game now.) Should we all at least be “looking” at innovative improvements even if in the end it may not be feasible? Yes of course.

Grant Furlane, CEO, LocoMobi World Inc.

Mr. Furlane has over 35 years of technology experience specializing in the Transportation, Network Security, and Parking industries. Mr. Furlane has invested in business ventures in Hong Kong, Taipei, Seoul, and Shanghai starting in 1989. He has been involved in over 500 million dollars in technology investments and was contracted to lead the initiatives of several large, public IT companies. Mr. Furlane aggressively built three transportation technology companies that established the vanguard for tracking and monitoring vehicle movement. His companies developed and sold integrated control systems for major airports, hospitals, and parking lot management companies.

LocoMobi World Introduces Special No-Cost Relief Program During COVID-19

Maintain physical distancing safely, securely & conveniently

for buildings with Friction-Free Parking

Install now and receive 6 months free – No capital investment required! 

March 23, 2020                             

Toronto, Ont. – In these unprecedented times, LocoMobi World believes it is important that companies and individuals pull together and do their part to help protect our communities. With physical distancing being initiated by all levels of government and many private organizations, there is an immediate need to support this policy. With this in mind, LocoMobi World has devised a plan using our seamless and frictionless parking solutions to assist with physical distancing. 

As early as today, the government has released new guidelines and initiatives to combat COVID-19. LocoMobi World has joined these programs so that we can offer relief to all buildings and parking facilities from any physical contact. These new guidelines will continue to shape future government policy forever. 

Through our offering of CondoPark-Lite, essential visitors and services will have access without the need for any physical interaction while at the same time providing the utmost security. Although these guidelines were issued weeks ago, the government is now becoming more proactive in ensuring they are followed. LocoMobi World is proud to be in the position to offer this relief package for those who realize this is not just a need today but also for the future. 

Government announces guidelines for physical distancing.

“There is no doubt this current pandemic will do three things: change future companies’ business models, change government initiatives going forward, and change consumers’ demand for better security and clean interaction as we move forward,” says Grant Furlane, CEO LocoMobi World. “ It’s important to understand it’s not just about physical access but also tracking that can be used now and in the future. That is the true solution to the new reality. I, as CEO and Founder of the company, personally have provided my full support to those great companies who I know will commit to these initiatives given the fact that we have shown our commitment to this relief program.”

For Inquiries please contact:

Brian Storrie, President, brian@locomobiworld.com, Mobile: 416-846-3807, Office: 416-883-2463

*Note: Certain terms and conditions apply to all offers

About LocoMobi World Inc.

LocoMobi World Inc. is a cloud-based Smart City technology company specializing in parking, tolling, transit, storage, asset tracking, and threat management solutions. LocoMobi World produces and distributes pioneering technology to government, institutional and parking management clients throughout North America and has a growing platform of transportation infrastructure patents. LocoMobi provides a full line of products including Pay-On-Foot Kiosks, Pay-On-Exit Stations and Barrier Gates for Commercial and Residential Facilities.

LocoMobi’s leading cloud-based License Plate Recognition (LPR) system offers a refined approach for revenue control, virtual permitting, violation and citation management, toll road management, managed traffic lanes, gated lane environments, as well as residential multi-level condominium building parking control and access.

For more information please visit our website at https://locomobiworld.com, office 416.883.2463 or directly with Brian Storrie, President, brian@locomobiworld.com, Mobile: 416-846-3807.

LocoMobi World Introduces Solutions to Assist in the Fight Against COVID-19

March 19, 2020                             

Toronto, Ont. – In these unprecedented times, LocoMobi World believes it is important that companies and individuals pull together and do their part to help protect our communities. With social distancing being initiated by all levels of government and many private organizations, there is an immediate need to support this policy. With this in mind, LocoMobi World has devised a plan using our seamless and frictionless parking solutions to assist with social distancing. 

Our organization offers parking solutions that limit the need for physical touch or interaction to provide comfort to users. Over the course of next week, we will be announcing solutions using touchless technology with limited cost investments for all types of buildings such as hotels, office towers, condominiums, apartments, and other institutions. LocoMobi World will offer these programs during these difficult times at reduced rates. Our integrated systems eliminate the need for touch components such as intercoms, parking permits, tickets, cards/fobs, and face-to-face interaction with attendants or other facility personnel. Instead, we provide ease of access into any parking facility through our advanced license plate recognition technology and virtual assistant, which speaks to individuals and provides them instructions and a level of comfort. 

The Canadian Government, as well as other countries, are now providing clear prevention guidelines to assist with multiple people touching common objects that will continue during the pandemic and moving forward into the future. “It is clear that these are uncertain times for all of us and our intent is to be a small part of the solution,” says Brian Storrie, President LocoMobi World. “We think these solutions not only provide relief today but will set the stage for the future. It is our feeling that society is changing and we want to support those changes and look forward to helping any way we can.”

For Inquiries please contact:

Brian Storrie, President, brian@locomobiworld.com, Mobile: 416-846-3807, Office: 416-883-2463

About LocoMobi World Inc.

LocoMobi World Inc. is a cloud-based Smart City technology company specializing in parking, tolling, transit, storage, asset tracking and threat management solutions. LocoMobi World produces and distributes pioneering technology to government, institutional and parking management clients throughout North America and has a growing platform of transportation infrastructure patents. LocoMobi provides a full line of products including Pay-On-Foot Kiosks, Pay-On-Exit Stations and Barrier Gates for Commercial and Residential Facilities.

LocoMobi’s leading cloud-based License Plate Recognition (LPR) system offers a refined approach for revenue control, virtual permitting, violation and citation management, toll road management, managed traffic lanes, gated lane environments, as well as residential multi-level condominium building parking control and access.

For more information please visit our website at https://locomobiworld.com, office 416.883.2463 or directly with Brian Storrie, President, brian@locomobiworld.com, Mobile: 416-846-3807 .

New Smart City Parking Technology Provides Optimum Security at Aquabella Bayside

March 10, 2020

Toronto, Ont. –  An unprecedented building deserves unprecedented security technology. That is why OHBA Home Builder of The Year, Tridel, has awarded LocoMobi World the contract to install their License Plate Recognition (LPR) system, CondoPark parking management software, Interactive Feedback System, and Added Awareness Intelligent Alert System at Aquabella Bayside in Toronto. The fully integrated cloud-based system provides automated entry to the parking garage for residents and registered guests by reading license plates, thereby eliminating the use of fobs or key cards. Tenants are able to login remotely to invite guests and secure their parking, providing a seamless experience. The Interactive Feedback System provides clear instructions to visitors who may not know that the parking facility has a license plate recognition system in place. Clearly communicating to the driver makes for a smoother parking experience and a higher level of customer satisfaction. The Added Awareness Intelligent Alert System monitors unauthorized vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians attempting to access the building through the garage and sends real-time alerts to the Concierge or Property Manager, thereby preventing theft and vandalism. 

Aquabella

“A master-planned community requires a high level of security. With multiple entries and exits, there was a distinct need to provide Aquabella with the highest level of parking security possible. Our fully integrated system is user-friendly and provides a safe and secure experience for the tenants,” says  LocoMobi World President, Grant Furlane. “Future use would include smart-talking streets and signs, truly connecting cars and the urban transportation infrastructure. Our Smart City technology is connecting vehicles anywhere they travel.”

LocoMobi World Inc. continues to seamlessly connect tenants and visitors to the LocoMobi World Inc. transportation network. Soon, users will be linked throughout the city and have exclusive offers as they navigate through our network.

About LocoMobi World Inc.

LocoMobi World Inc. is a cloud-based Smart City technology company specializing in parking, tolling, transit, storage, asset tracking and threat management solutions. LocoMobi World produces and distributes pioneering technology to government, institutional and parking management clients throughout North America and has a growing platform of transportation infrastructure patents. LocoMobi provides a full line of products including Pay-On-Foot Kiosks, Pay-On-Exit Stations and Barrier Gates for Commercial and Residential Facilities.

LocoMobi’s leading cloud-based License Plate Recognition (LPR) system offers a refined approach for revenue control, virtual permitting, violation and citation management, toll road management, managed traffic lanes, gated lane environments, as well as residential multi-level condominium building parking control and access.

For more information please visit our website at https://locomobiworld.com or call Grant Furlane at 416.898.3455.

New Artificial Intelligence System Provides Ultimate Parking Security 

March 4, 2020 

Mississauga, ON – LocoMobi World is pleased to announce the release of their Added Awareness Intelligent Alert System, which was designed to mitigate security risk in parking garages such as theft and vandalism. This system is an enhancement to their License Plate Recognition System (LPR,) which is a fully scalable solution with a combination of innovative hardware and software products. This newest added security feature is an alert system using artificial intelligence to further monitor a property via the entry and exit garage doors. The front desk/concierge is alerted in real-time of all unauthorized vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians attempting to access the building through the garage. Simultaneously, the alert activates a loudspeaker in the on-ramp area, notifying the trespassers that they have not been granted access. Using advanced vision intelligence, the system can identify characteristics of intruders such as vehicle colour, make, and model. Property managers can customize and configure the alerts that best suit their needs of security to give them peace of mind. 

“The Added Awareness Intelligent Alert System adds a whole new layer of security to parking garages, creating a more welcoming environment, curtailing crime and provides ultimate revenue control in commercial buildings,” says LocoMobi World CEO Grant Furlane. “It will be highly sought after by Property Managers and owners to ensure the safety of their tenants and guests. Future use would include smart-talking streets and signs, truly connecting cars and the urban transportation infrastructure. Our Smart City technology is connecting vehicles anywhere they travel.”

About LocoMobi World Inc.

LocoMobi World Inc. is a cloud-based Smart City technology company specializing in parking, tolling, transit, storage, asset tracking, and threat management solutions. LocoMobi World produces and distributes pioneering technology to government, institutional and parking management clients throughout North America and has a growing platform of transportation infrastructure patents. LocoMobi provides a full line of products including Pay-On-Foot Kiosks, Pay-On-Exit Stations and Barrier Gates for Commercial and Residential Facilities.

LocoMobi’s leading cloud-based License Plate Recognition (LPR) system offers a refined approach for revenue control, virtual permitting, violation and citation management, toll road management, managed traffic lanes, gated lane environments, as well as residential multi-level condominium building parking control and access.

For more information please visit our website at https://locomobiworld.com or call Grant Furlane at 416.898.3455.

Introducing License Plate Recognition “Interactive Feedback” System 

February 19, 2020 

Mississauga, ON – LocoMobi World is pleased to announce the release of an enhancement to their License Plate Recognition System (LPR), “Interactive Feedback.” LocoMobi World’s LPR System is a fully scalable solution with a combination of innovative hardware and software products. The newest system addon allows drivers to receive real-time feedback from the LPR system as they approach the entrance overhead door or barrier gate of a parking garage. The feedback consists of a smart programmable controller, smart LED sign, and/or an industrial signal light tower with an optional voice speaker. The system is fully customizable and programmable, allowing it to be tailored to the customer’s specific needs and easily integrated into any current or new LPR system. Future use would include smart-talking streets and signs, truly connecting cars and the urban transportation infrastructure.

“This enhancement provides clear instructions to visitors who may not know that the parking facility has a license plate recognition system in place. Clearly communicating to the driver makes for a smoother parking experience and a higher level of customer satisfaction,” says LocoMobi World CEO Grant Furlane. “Our Smart City technology is connecting vehicles anywhere they travel.”

About LocoMobi World Inc.

LocoMobi World Inc. is a cloud-based Smart City technology company specializing in parking, tolling, transit, storage, asset tracking, and threat management solutions. LocoMobi World produces and distributes pioneering technology to government, institutional and parking management clients throughout North America and has a growing platform of transportation infrastructure patents. LocoMobi provides a full line of products including Pay-On-Foot Kiosks, Pay-On-Exit Stations and Barrier Gates for Commercial and Residential Facilities.

LocoMobi’s leading cloud-based License Plate Recognition (LPR) system offers a refined approach for revenue control, virtual permitting, violation and citation management, toll road management, managed traffic lanes, gated lane environments, as well as residential multi-level condominium building parking control and access.

For more information please visit our website at https://locomobiworld.com or call Grant Furlane at 416.898.3455.

Introducing New President Brian Storrie

February 14, 2020

Mississauga, ON –  LocoMobi World Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Brian Storrie as its new President. Brian brings over 23 years of technology development and manufacturing experience in the life-safety and security industries where he specialized in hardware, SaaS, cloud, app, and other integrated software solutions. Brian comes to LocoMobi World from dormakaba where he served as the Assistant Vice President of product management for electronics, access, and data. Prior to that, he was the Canadian Marketing Leader for Honeywell Security & Fire and Sr. Global Product Manager for Tyco, where he pioneered the production and commercialization of interactive IoT services across the security industry globally. Brian has been recognized throughout his career for outstanding leadership, market savvy tactics, innovative solutions, exceptional customer service, and for providing operational excellence. He has a proven track record of profitable organic growth. He is also a former board member of Secure Schools Alliance.    

“Brian’s experience working with Fortune 100 companies within the smart building IoT spectrum along with his strong work ethic, leadership style, and ability to envision and develop innovative strategies, will be a strong asset to LocoMobi World,” said Grant Furlane, Founder & CEO. 

Brian is a happily married proud father of three and a dedicated self-proclaimed “workaholic family man.” He has his associate’s degree in electronics engineering from RCC Institute of Technology, is skilled in Lean manufacturing, is pragmatic marketing certified and has his DFSS six sigma green belt. In his spare time, he is an avid reader and enjoys quality time with his family.  

About LocoMobi World Inc.

LocoMobi World Inc. is a cloud-based Smart City technology company specializing in parking, tolling, transit, storage, asset tracking, and threat management solutions. LocoMobi World produces and distributes pioneering technology to government, institutional and parking management clients throughout North America and has a growing platform of transportation infrastructure patents. LocoMobi provides a full line of products including Pay-On-Foot Kiosks, Pay-On-Exit Stations and Barrier Gates for Commercial and Residential Facilities.

LocoMobi’s leading cloud-based License Plate Recognition (LPR) system offers a refined approach for revenue control, virtual permitting, violation and citation management, toll road management, managed traffic lanes, gated lane environments, as well as residential multi-level condominium building parking control and access.

For more information please visit our website at https://locomobiworld.com or call Grant Furlane at 416.898.3455.

LocoMobi World Inc. Launches Sophisticated LPR System at Uovo

February 12th, 2020

Mississauga, Ont. – LocoMobi World, a cloud-based Smart City technology company specializing in parking, announces the installation of their License Plate Recognition (LPR) and Spot Informant system at Uovo Residences in Davisville Village. Owned by partners, Savvas Koundouros and The Sher Corporation,  Uovo is a refined building for the discerning buyer. Designed by Raw Design on the historic Sammy’s Service Centre site, Uovo is 11 stories and has just 67 condominium suites, all with first-class finishes and amenities. As part of Uovo’s integrated security system, the License Plate Recognition equipment reads license plates upon vehicle entry and exit of the parking garage in seconds. It grants automated gate access for residents and registered guests without the use of permits, fobs or key cards. Tenants have the ability to log in remotely to invite guests and secure their parking, providing effortless access. Included in this system is Spot Informant, a cloud-based system that offers real-time stall usage reports with abuse alarms. The Concierge will understand in real-time when and how many parking stalls are available, allowing them to intelligently control access. The system also provides critical insight into parking trends such as peak parking periods, length of stay, and more.

“A sophisticated building requires a sophisticated and efficient parking operation. Both tenants and management will benefit from the LPR and Spot Informant system. It will provide a seamless experience from ease of entry to easily locating vacant parking stalls,” says Grant Furlane, LocoMobi CEO. “Our Smart City technology is connecting vehicles anywhere they travel.”

About LocoMobi World Inc.

LocoMobi World Inc. is a cloud-based Smart City technology company specializing in parking, tolling, transit, storage, asset tracking, and threat management solutions. LocoMobi World produces and distributes pioneering technology to government, institutional and parking management clients throughout North America and has a growing platform of transportation infrastructure patents. LocoMobi provides a full line of products including Pay-On-Foot Kiosks, Pay-On-Exit Stations and Barrier Gates for Commercial and Residential Facilities.

LocoMobi’s leading cloud-based License Plate Recognition (LPR) system offers a refined approach for revenue control, virtual permitting, violation and citation management, toll road management, managed traffic lanes, gated lane environments, as well as residential multi-level condominium building parking control and access.

For more information please visit our website at https://locomobiworld.com or call Grant Furlane at 416.898.3455.

 

Introducing HotelPark License Plate Recognition System

February 3rd, 2020

Mississauga, ON – In the hotel industry, management’s primary concern is the safety and well-being of its customers and visitors. LocoMobi World recognizes this concern and has developed an integrated system that provides a high level of security for hotel parking facilities. HotelPark is a state-of-the-art license plate recognition system that allows parking gates to open and close automatically when guests arrive. There is no need for tickets or access cards, as their vehicle’s license plate number acts as a virtual permit. This system will deny access to guests whose reservations have expired and will also send out alarms to guests who have overstayed their allotted time. Hotel managers know when guests arrive on the hotel property before they even check-in and they can also track valet users and manage deliveries through the highly-secure encrypted cloud portal access. The concierge can also pre-register visitors’ plates for events such as weddings, conventions, and business meetings. 

HotelPark“Hotel parking lots are a common site for loitering, theft, or worse. With LocoMobi World’s HotelPark, only registered guest and visitor vehicle license plates are allowed access. Hotel management has complete control over who enters the parking facility and who is on-site at all times, which also protects their parking revenue,” says Grant Furlane, LocoMobi World CEO. Our Smart City technology is connecting vehicles anywhere they travel and adding hotels now expands the network for users.”

About LocoMobi World Inc.

LocoMobi World Inc. is a cloud-based Smart City technology company specializing in parking, tolling, transit, storage, asset tracking, and threat management solutions. LocoMobi World produces and distributes pioneering technology to government, institutional and parking management clients throughout North America and has a growing platform of transportation infrastructure patents. LocoMobi provides a full line of products including Pay-On-Foot Kiosks, Pay-On-Exit Stations and Barrier Gates for Commercial and Residential Facilities.

LocoMobi’s leading cloud-based License Plate Recognition (LPR) system offers a refined approach for revenue control, virtual permitting, violation and citation management, toll road management, managed traffic lanes, gated lane environments, as well as residential multi-level condominium building parking control and access.

For more information please visit our website at https://locomobiworld.com or call Grant Furlane at 416.898.3455.

LocoMobi World Enters Resort Condominium Market with State-of-the-Art License Plate Recognition System in Muskoka

January 30th, 2020

Mississauga, ON – Dubbed “the Malibu of the North” due to the increasing number of celebrity second residences, Muskoka is a two-hour drive from Toronto and home to The Waterfront at Grandview, a spectacular condominium development currently under construction on Fairy Lake. Waterfront at Grandview is comprised of 33 luxury condo units with five-star amenities. Included in those amenities is LocoMobi World’s state-of-the-art License Plate Recognition System. Waterfront at Grandview is the first resort in Muskoka to offer this type of leading technology. The integrated License Plate Recognition system provides automated entry to the parking garage for residents and registered guests by reading registered license plates. This premium service also gives tenants the ability to login remotely to invite guests and secure their parking, providing simple, hassle-free access. 

“This development will be home to upscale clientele where security and safety are of the utmost importance. LocoMobi’s License Plate Recognition system does not require permits, fobs or key cards which eliminates the risk of these being passed onto others. Only those vehicles with registered license plates will be allowed entry into the underground parking facility,” says Grant Furlane, LocoMobi World’s CEO. “The resort industry is starting to understand the value and importance of License Plate Recognition to protect their owners and guests. Our Smart City technology is connecting vehicles anywhere they travel and adding luxury resort areas now expands the network for users.”

About LocoMobi World Inc.

LocoMobi World Inc. is a cloud-based Smart City technology company specializing in parking, tolling, transit, storage, asset tracking, and threat management solutions. LocoMobi World produces and distributes pioneering technology to government, institutional and parking management clients throughout North America and has a growing platform of transportation infrastructure patents. LocoMobi provides a full line of products including Pay-On-Foot Kiosks, Pay-On-Exit Stations and Barrier Gates for Commercial and Residential Facilities.

LocoMobi’s leading cloud-based License Plate Recognition (LPR) system offers a refined approach for revenue control, virtual permitting, violation and citation management, toll road management, managed traffic lanes, gated lane environments, as well as residential multi-level condominium building parking control and access.

For more information please visit our website at https://locomobiworld.com or call Grant Furlane at 416.898.3455.