The Weather Alerts helped the managers of Rohlig SUUS Logistics warehouse located in Park Gdańsk in Kowale to control the level of risk caused by this winter’s heaviest snowfall. Learn more about the benefits of our flat roof solution for the proptech industry.
Weather Alerts, the latest functionality of the Smart Roof Platform, has been developed for those responsible for the maintenance of flat roofs and large buildings. The alerts provide access to a detailed weather forecast, created especially for proptech. Thanks to the forecasts for the next 48 hours or 7 days, you can find out the total daily snowfall (in kilograms per square metre) or rainfall (in millimetres), the predicted minimum and maximum temperature, as well as the wind speed (measured in kilometres per hour). A very important function of the Alerts is the automatic and immediate notifications send to facility managers when, due to weather conditions, the structure of the facility is endangered.
Weather Alerts for ROHLIG SUUS LOGISTICS
ROHLIG SUUS Logistics is a Polish logistics operator providing logistics services and global supply chain solutions worldwide. Over 1,500 people currently work in the warehouses, halls and logistics centres of ROHLIG SUUS Logistics. The company manages over 200,000 square metres of warehouse space, in the best locations for efficient logistics.
The intensive snowfalls that lasted for several days in January 2021 were a real battle test for the Weather Alerts. How did they perform in these difficult winter conditions?
First test: forecasts for flat roofs
For the first time, Weather Alerts proved their worth when generating weather forecasts. Just 7 days before a significant drop in temperature and heavy snowfall, the managers of 7R facilities could prepare for a change in weather conditions. Such a large time buffer gives them the chance to check the infrastructure or carry out a quick roof inspection.
In addition to the 7-day forecast, Smart Roof Platform also provide users with a forecast for the next 48 hours. It is more detailed, as it is enriched with parameters such as:
- forecast cloud cover in %,
- forecasted humidity in %,
- forecast pressure in hPa.
So you can see that by using the Weather Alerts, you are getting access to a much more extensive forecast than that shown on TV or broadcast on the radio. This is because Weather Alerts was designed by Sense Monitoring engineers with the needs of the proptech industry in mind.
The usefulness of the forecasts provided by Weather Alerts is verified by their accuracy. We have included screenshots to show that just a few days in advance, Weather Alerts provided reliable information about upcoming snowfall.
Trial two: real-time threat monitoring
The role of the Weather Alerts for 7R Park Gdansk did not end when the wind blew and the snow fell. From the moment the first snowflakes fell on the flat roof of the warehouse facilities in Park Gdansk, the building managers could track the deflection arrow in real time. This is thanks to Sense S-One sensors, which monitor the condition of the facility’s structure. By logging in to the Smart Roof Platform, the managers could see the current measurements recorded by the roof deflection sensors.
But even if they did not log on to the Platform, they could still be sure that nothing escaped their attention. If, as a result of intensive and prolonged snowfall, the conditions defined as safe for the structure of the building were exceeded, the team would receive a notification via SMS. The notification would contain precise information about which sensor has registered the exceeding of the safe state, at what time it occurred and what the level of exceeding is. Thus, effective preventive action could be taken quickly and would be precise. Take a look at this screenshot illustrating the monitoring of measurements recorded by the Sense S-One sensors.
The flat roof safety management team at Gdansk Park was able to keep track throughout the period of heavy snowfall. Importantly, the Weather Alerts allow the facility to be monitored remotely – without having to be on site, which is particularly important for holidays or weekends.
To learn more about Weather Alerts, please read our previous articles. You can also watch a video explaining how Weather Alerts work.