TheSmartCity.Blog Podcast’s Next Guest is Journalist John Lorinc

We are pleased to announce that Journalist, John Lorinc will be the next guest speaker on TheSmartCity.Blog on January 20th and will discuss urban issues facing Smart Cities.

John Lorinc is a Toronto journalist who writes regularly about urban issues for various media, including Spacing, the Globe and Mail, and the Toronto Star. He is the 2019-20 Atkinson Fellow in Public Policy, and the Toronto non-fiction editor at Coach House Books. His recent article in the Toronto Star suggests that Smart cities will be cleaner, accessible, and even more democratic but governments adopting new tech must contend with risks, too.
John Lorinc
Join Journalist John Lorinc and Co-Hosts Alan Cross & Grant Furlane as they discuss urban issues facing Smart Cities and how they are being addressed on January 20th, 2021 at TheSmartCity.Blog!

TheSmartCity.Blog Podcast’s Next Guest is Elliot Kohn of kubik

We are pleased to announce that Elliot Kohn, Chief Operations Officer of kubik, will be the next guest speaker on TheSmartCity.Blog in January and will discuss trade shows during a pandemic, how kubik has adapted to stay current and what the future holds.

With more than 30 years of experience in the exhibit industry, Elliot, a co-founder of kubik, draws on his leadership skills to effectively support clients through to the completion of large projects ranging from corporate trade show programs to world-class special events. As a seasoned executive Elliot elicits on the best practices of marketing communications, business development and vendor relations to ensure that client messages are clearly translated through the project process. His long-standing relationships with numerous corporate clients are a testament to his knowledge and integrity.

Join Elliot and Co-Hosts Alan Cross & Grant Furlane for an in-depth session on how kubik has mobilized to help pivot environments to address the unique needs of our communities during these unprecedented times on January 6th, 2021 at TheSmartCity.Blog!

The Next TheSmartCity.Blog Podcast is a 2020 Recap & Holiday Message

Join co-hosts Alan Cross of a Journal of Musical Things and Grant Furlane, CEO of LocoMobi World Inc., as they reflect on TheSmartCity.Blog 2020 podcast episodes and use their smart city technology insight to look into 2021. Tune in on December 23rd for this relaxed chat and their holiday message to their listeners.

LocoMobi World Inc. Expands into Québec with Smart Parking Management System in Gatineau

Toronto, Ont. Smart City parking technology leader, LocoMobi World, announces that its Parking Management System, LetMeThrough, will be installed at Devcore Group’s mixed-use commercial complex at 290 St. Joseph Boulevard in Gatineau, Quebec. The expansive complex includes College Universel Gatineau campus, retail stores and numerous medical and commercial offices. With a high volume of vehicle traffic to the parking area daily, there was an imminent requirement to streamline parking operations and increase safety and security.

LocoMobi World’s BriskPark equipment includes an entry machine and an exit payment express machine. LocoMobi World’s WorldStream Cloud Portal powered by LPR Express provides automated entry to the parking garage for tenants, students and registered guests by reading license plates. Tenants are able to login remotely to invite customers to secure or reserve their parking, providing a seamless experience. With the highest read rate in the industry at 99.9% accuracy, the LPR system eliminates trespassers through access key sharing – no fobs, keys, or cards to be passed around or cloned. Property Managers can monitor activities, equipment, and solutions for their property in one central location in real-time with access to analytical reports. 

The system will also be equipped with LocoMobi add-ons unique to LetMeThru. CallWhenHere allows visitors to simply call the gate from their phone and if the phone number is registered, they will be permitted access. The PassagePass app provides remote, real-time mobile payment options. AddedAwareness Intelligent Monitoring monitors vehicle & pedestrian activity in real-time to keep tenants safe and trespassers out.

“Our smart city technology has the power to increase revenue control, improve the efficiency of the operation, and contribute to a more sustainable smart city future,” says Grant Furlane.

Grant FurlaneCEO, LocoMobi World Inc.

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 World Inc. has reinvented how people travel throughout the transportation infrastructure in terms of parking, curbside, drive- thru, and security.

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. Our Smart City technology is connecting vehicles anywhere they travel. 

For more information please visit our website at https://locomobiworld.com or call Grant Furlane at Toll-Free: 1 (888) 842-1672

LocoMobi World Inc. Announces Advanced License Plate Recognition CondoPark System At Bianca

December 7, 2020

Toronto, Ont. LocoMobi World, a leader in smart city parking technology, has integrated their systems with 1VALET’s Smart Building Ecosystem to offer their CondoPark License Plate Recognition (LPR) System at Tridel’s boutique condominium, Bianca, in the Annex, which has broken ground on The New Dupont. Within walking distance to the Dupont Subway, Bianca’s trendsetting architecture, stunning terraces, and luxury suites within a multifaceted community make connected living easy and convenient. Eclectic shopping, entertainment, and dining are all just steps away. 

As part of Tridel Connect, Tridel’s innovative smart home technology, LocoMobi World’s cloud-based system provides automated entry to the parking garage for residents and registered guests by reading license plates. Tenants are able to login remotely to invite guests and secure their parking, providing a seamless experience. The whole architecture will reside in one unified application with 1VALET.

The system will be equipped with CallWhenHere and the ability to upgrade to Added Awareness, Interactive Feedback, and Dispatch services unique to CondoPark. 

With the highest read rate in the industry at 99.9% accuracy, the LPR system eliminates trespassers through access key sharing – no fobs, keys, or cards to be passed around or cloned. Property Managers and Concierges can monitor activities, equipment, and solutions for their property in one central location in real-time with access to analytical reports. 

“LocoMobi World’s commitment is to provide a safe, secure, and seamless experience with reliable leading technology and interactive apps to guide the smart community. CondoPark is more than a simple LPR frictionless system,” says Grant Furlane, LocoMobi World’s CEO. “It’s an interactive secure cloud infrastructure that changes how people park, shop, and travel.”

Grant FurlaneCEO, LocoMobi World Inc.

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 World Inc. has reinvented how people travel throughout the transportation infrastructure in terms of parking, curbside, drive-thru, and security.

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. Our Smart City technology is connecting vehicles anywhere they travel. 

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

TheSmartCity.Blog Podcast’s Next Guest is Carter Li of SWTCH Energy Inc.

We are pleased to announce Carter Li, CEO & Co-Founder of SWTCH Energy Inc., a Toronto-based company providing innovative electric vehicle (EV) charging and energy management solutions for multi-unit residential and commercial settings, will be the next guest speaker on TheSmartCity.Blog in December and will discuss the evolution and forecast for electric vehicle chargers, their intrinsic features and their application in residential and commercial facilities.

SWTCH focuses on reducing the technical and financial barriers to EV charging accessibility through open-standards compliance and smart energy management. Since 2016, Carter has grown SWTCH from an idea to a commercial business with 100+ customers and partners across North America. For his work at SWTCH, Carter was awarded the Lieutenant Governor’s Visionaries Prize in Scientific and Technological Innovation. Previously, Carter served as a Senior Management Consultant at Deloitte Digital.

Join Carter and Co-Hosts Alan Cross & Grant Furlane for an in-depth session on how SWTCH Energy Inc. is Electrifying the Transportation System on December 9th, 2020 at TheSmartCity.Blog!

Don’t Be Fooled By Other License Plate Recognition Systems

LocoMobi World’s CondoPark, powered by LPR Express, is the ONLY License Plate Recognition (LPR) system providing not just access to a building, but many other enhancing features:

  • Touchless access – license plates act as virtual permits.
  • No parking attendants required – eliminates the requirement for social interaction.
  • Eliminates trespassers through access key sharing – no fobs, keys, or cards to be passed around.
  • Tenants can register their guests’ license plate numbers online allowing them safe access.
  • Our WorldStream Cloud Portal allows you to control all parking activities, equipment, and solutions from your property in one central location in real-time and provides analytical reports.
  • Only our LPR system has the highest read rate in the industry at 99.9% accuracy.

CondoPark is scalable and becomes even more powerful when paired with these proprietary solution based add-ons:

  • Added Awareness – uses an artificially intelligent engine to push real-time alerts to front desk personnel of all unauthorized and unusual behaviour at the garage doors, such as vehicle tailgating, trespassing pedestrians, and bicycles.
  • Interactive Feedback – drivers receive real-time feedback from the LPR smart programmable LED sign and/or an industrial light tower with an optional voice speaker.
  • WorldStream Dispatch – there is no need for on-site security personnel. We provide coverage only when required through automated on-demand requests, manual on-demand requests or scheduled patrols.

LocoMobi World is the leader in all-in-one License Plate Recognition parking management systems for national clients such as Tridel. Don’t be fooled by other companies offering LPR technology. Only LocoMobi World provides the safest and secure solutions for condominiums! 

We tailor our CondoPark packages based on the requirements and budget of the property. Ask us about our special COVID-19 pricing for an impenetrable security system today! Email info@locomobiworld.com or call us at (416)-883-2463.

Protect Your Parkade From Fob Cloning with LocoMobi World’s License Plate Recognition System

Electronic key fob cloning and copying businesses are booming and they can copy a building fob for as little as $40.00. From small mom and pop shops to sophisticated operations with thousands of key/fob duplicating kiosks across North America, building and parking security have never been more at risk.

Enter LocoMobi World. Our parking and access control system, LetMeThrough powered by LPR Express, uses innovative License Plate Recognition (LPR) technology along with proprietary artificially intelligent applications without the need for fobs, key cards, keys, tickets, or any sort of paper validation. Properties can track all vehicles entering/exiting the property in real-time. Permits and guest reservations are registered through WorldStream, our online portal, so it is as simple as the car driving up to the property and having their license plate scanned. With the license plate acting as a virtual permit, this eliminates trespassers through access key sharing and/or cloning and requires less attention from property management.

LPR Express also has the highest read-rate in the industry, providing 99.9% accuracy of reading legally compliant license plates and inclusive of all vehicle types when using rear and front plate access cameras.

The Added Awareness & Interactive Feedback add-on provides an extra level of security that focuses on keeping tenants safe and intruders out. Property managers, concierges, and security teams are aware of who is in the parking garage at all times including vehicles tailgating inside, vehicles with unauthorized access, and non-vehicles such as persons, skateboards, and bicycles. With WorldStream Dispatch, authorities can be alerted in real-time based on the programmable analytical rules engine.

This system is ideal for commercial buildings, airports, hospitals, institutions, marinas, parks, self-storage, hotels, and other properties requiring a safe and seamless parking operation.

Achieve the highest level of security possible with LocoMobi World! Contact us for a free quote and we will determine what your property needs to keep tenants and visitors safe and intruders out!  

LocoMobi World is a Proven Industry Leader with the Highest License Plate Read Rates and the Only Company Offering Added Awareness Security & Peace of Mind

On the November 13th Dateline Episode “10 Minutes to Sunset,” pediatric dentist Kendra Hatcher is found dead. Police uncover a complex plot as the suspect leads investigators on an international manhunt and is placed on the FBI’s Most Wanted List. Something that could perhaps have prevented this was a more secure parking garage.

In this episode, you will see the vehicles in question enter the parking garage by illegally tailgating authorized tenants of the building that had permissible access. The tenants were using a programmable keycard system. This type of story is becoming far too common.

Using LocoMobi World’s LetMeThrough, powered by LPR Express along with our proprietary artificially intelligent applications, properties are able to track all vehicles entering/exiting the property in real-time due to our industry-leading License Plate Recognition (LPR) technology. Permits and guest reservations are registered through WorldStream, our online portal, so it is as simple as the car driving up to the property, without the need for any social interaction with property staff, FOBs, tickets, or any sort of paper validation. With the license plate acting as a virtual permit, this eliminates trespassers through access key sharing and requires less attention from property management. The Added Awareness & Interactive Feedback add-on provides an extra level of security that focuses on keeping tenants safe and intruders out. Property managers, concierges, and security teams are aware of who is in the parking garage at all times including vehicles tailgating inside, vehicles with unauthorized access, and non-vehicles such as persons, skateboards, and bicycles. With WorldStream Dispatch, authorities can be alerted in real-time based on the programmable analytical rules engine.

In summary, there are three key areas of the system:

  1. Reads plate and image to track license plate.
  2. Recognizes tailgating of unwanted vehicles – verbally alerts and the alarm calls police.
  3. Tracks vehicle if it escapes with access to plate by authorities. 

This system is ideal for commercial buildings, airports, hospitals, institutions, marinas, parks, self-storage, hotels, and other properties requiring a safe and seamless parking operation.

The need to provide a safe and secure parking environment for tenants has risen exponentially during the pandemic. We tailor our packages based on the requirements and budget of the property. LocoMobi World is a proven industry leader with the highest license plate read rates and the only one offering Added Awareness Security & peace of mind.

Ask us about our special COVID-19 pricing! Email info@locomobiworld.com or call us at (416)-883-2463.

TheSmartCity.Blog’s Next Guest is Steve Dentinger of dormakaba and Brian Storrie of LocoMobi World

We are pleased to announce Steve Dentinger, Vice President – Sales and Service Canada for dormakaba, and Brian Storrie, President LocoMobi World, will be guest speakers on TheSmartCity.Blog in November and will discuss “Secure Smart Cities.”
Steve’s digital career spans over an impressive 25 years primarily in SmartCity technology.  Currently, Steve leads both hardware and digital solutions for dormakaba. Steve’s passion for technology, security, and track record of growth continues to be fueled by a belief that access in life must be smart and secure.
Brian has 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.
Join Steve, Brian and Co-Hosts Alan Cross & Grant Furlane for a comprehensive session surrounding the evolution of physical access control and door hardware within the hospitality and multi-housing verticals on Wednesday, November 25th at TheSmartCity.Blog.