Scope helped developed a solution to assist in remote management of all BTS sites for a major network service provider in Rwanda.
The generators were dispersed across a large geographic area providing power to GSM towers. Therefore, it was challenging to manage and control the fuel usage, replenishment, fuel thefts, and maintenance of the generators. Typical problems included:
- Fuel theft from generators by onsite guards or unauthorized personnel
- Poorly managed generator maintenance
- Generator damages or theft due to tampering
<h2 class=”casestudyfleet”>The Solution</h2>
<p style=”text-align: justify;”>A unique solution was developed by Scope to eliminate the need for onsite guarding. A centralized control room was able to receive real- time alerts via the web-based Scope MZone application; MZone was able to indicate unauthorized access, fuel theft and the opening and closing of the main gate.</p>
The solution was set up as follows:
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<li>Scope MHub units were installed into the generator sites</li>
<li>MHub inputs were connected to access control devices, generator fuel flap, main gate sensors and access keys</li>
<li>Scope outputs were connected to an onsite alarm consisting of a siren, pepper spray gas and a strobe light</li>
<li>A Scope fuel probe was inserted into the generator</li>
The Scope solution catered to remote management requirements of sites around the country as follows:
- Real-time alerts were activated in a centralized control room when unauthorized persons or access keys would attempt to enter a specific site or its main gate or open or close the fuel flap of the generator.
- Automatic and remote actions were triggered by the unit if the siren sounded or strobe light was activated. Upon being alerted, pepper spray was able to be dispersed via the click of a control room button.
- Improved management and service of the generators as the control room would receive the actual fuel level data from the associated generators on site.