SmartCone technology an adaptable jobsite safety tool

“The shape of the cone is just a wrapper for the technology inside,” says Lee. “Traffic cones are already well accepted in most environments and they’re generally empty, so you can introduce new technology in an available footprint.”

The cones can contain components ranging from computer processors and video cameras, to motion detectors, microphones, seismic monitors, air quality monitors, thermometers, alarms, solar power cells and wireless transmitters.

One of the company’s main construction applications is the creation of ‘no go’ zones marked by warning systems that can include audio alarms, recorded shout-outs, smart-phone alerts, vibrating wristbands, or lights attached to hard hats that inform users about potential hazards.