Check roads anytime, from anywhere.
Work smarter this winter with eyes where you need them most.
By installing the Frost Mini RWIS in key parking lots and roads, commercial snow removal managers can know when and where to plow using the most affordable, reliable mini weather station out there.
How does a Mini RWIS help me?
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We all know air temperature can be deceiving. The Frost Mini-RWIS gives you the data and forecasts you need– air and road temperatures, dew point, coefficient of friction, and images on demand– to help better manage winter storms. Have all the information you need from the comfort of your bed, and set up weather alerts to keep you always a step ahead.
Will an RWIS save me money?
Frost customers have reported saving money in a number of ways. Our commercial customers see significant costs savings in the following areas:
- Reduced Labor Costs for Plow Drivers through delayed deployment
- Salt/Chemical Savings through timely application and more appropriate mixture/volume based on road surface temperature
- Fulfill contract obligations optimally by better prioritizing areas of need, deploying the right level of resources at the right time
- Reduced Fuel Spend by leveraging the RWIS camera and data rather than sending a truck to assess
- Limit Slip and Fall Liability by having Historical Data and Images to dispute False Claims and prove Contract Fulfillment
- Streamline Proof of Work by documenting the beginning and completion of work with the press of a button
- Stop sending resources to sites that don't need to be serviced
- Read more about how Frost customers are using the Mini RWIS on our blog
Be a Green Business
By using the data provided by the Frost Mini-RWIS, you'll be able to more accurately apply salt and other chemicals, protecting your lakes, rivers and land. Read more about why this matters.
How do I integrate the units into my operation?
The Frost Mini-RWIS will help identify and better manage the micro-climates within your service area. Frost units can also easily be moved from one location to another as contracts change from year to year.
Where Should I Position Them?
For commercial deployments, we've seen a few approaches: (1) geographic representation - one unit per area of service coverage that have similar micro-climates, (2) by specific property that requires a higher level of attention (i.e. zero tolerance or high risk of slip and fall liability), or (3) outlying properties that can help reduce unnecessary drive time.
Where are commercial snow removal companies deploying RWIS units?
- Big Box Stores
- Office Parks
- Strip Malls
- Gas Stations
- HOA/Condo Communities
We have collateral available to help pitch units to your customers. Contact us for more info.
How are the images and data points accessed?
Images, sensor readings and forecasts are accessible in an easy to use web-based platform that can be accessed from a smartphone, tablet or computer. We allow unlimited user accounts, each with access to custom alerts sent via email or SMS. Frost also offers an API so you can pull your data and images into whatever platform you use to manage your operations.
Can this help with Proof of Work?
With the touch of a button, your drivers can capture the start and end of their work at a location. The Frost Mini-RWIS unit will take an on demand image and capture the air temperature, surface temperature, and humidity data points both before and after the job is done. These Proof of Work reports can be shared with whomever needs them: customers, management, etc.
Is this expensive?
Not your average RWIS.
Historically, RWIS devices have been very expensive. Frost has created the first low-cost Road Weather Information System (RWIS) device that focuses on giving you more datapoints to better make snow and ice management decisions. Frost customers typically find the units pay for themselves after 2-3 winter weather events by better managing their resources, plows, and labor costs.
Wish you could have more datapoints?
Or more advanced notice on incoming weather?
We are happy to discuss data sharing with other Frost units outside of your network.
All-in annual pricing including:
- Cellular connectivity
- Sensor and image data
- Air and surface temperature projections
- Hardware break-fix
- Over the air software updates
- Unlimited user accounts
- API access
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We look forward to tackling weather together.
All-in pricing is standard including support, repairs, analytics, and more. Please contact us to discuss your custom quote based on number of units needed.