Sensoneo presents an innovative solution for waste bin access management

The solution developed by Sensoneo – the global provider of smart waste management technologies – makes remote access management to waste bins ready for the next decades. The solution does not require manual registration of containers, and it is powered by batteries. It brings extremely efficient energy management as every device guarantees 100.000 lid openings. New users can be added remotely, and they immediately get access to selected bins or stands. The solution uses NBIoT and/or Cat-M to transfer the data and it can be easily integrated into other information systems via API.  

Explanation of the use of smart container locks. Press the button, attach the chip to the sticker label, open the container.

Public availability of waste bins does not always mean the bins are meant for everyone. However, locking bins in cages or cabinets is not always an option – especially if the visual aspect is important for the customer. Sensoneo’s Bin Access Management solution does not disturb the visual of the waste containers or their surroundings. The Bin Access Management (BAM) solution by Sensoneo provides remote digital management of access to bins. Besides making sure that only authorized citizens can use the bins, the solution also facilitates the implementation of Pay-as-you-throw within apartment houses and high-rise buildings.

“Complaints about “waste tourists” within housing estates areas who use the availability of containers to dump their waste have been very frequent. We want to make sure that our citizens pay only for the waste they generate, and that is why we initiated proper recording and tracking of containers’ usage.”

said Mrs. Beniakova, the Head of the Dubnica’s environment department.

Control who accesses the waste containers

An electronic lock is mounted into the containers to ensure the opening of the lid by attaching a digital key – chip or a card. Chip accesses are allocated remotely via an online platform, where an authorized employee updates them in real-time. A household can gain access to multiple containers or stands within a single chip.

Sensoneo solution uses NBIoT and/or Cat-M network for data transfer. The solution can be easily integrated via API into current customers’ systems. Otherwise, customers are welcome to use the solution’s own platform.

Besides access management, the online platform also provides an overview of bins and stands openings. As a result, the city has accurate information on how many times in a selected period the household has opened the container and obtains a reliable basis for the potential deployment of PAYT.

Mockup of Lockeneo, software system platform for remote access control.

Opportunity for bin distributors and collection companies

Remote digital management of access to bins also represents a great opportunity for collection companies, especially if they manage recyclables and valuable commodities. Access to selected containers can be limited to selected drivers and workers. As the platform offers an instant online overview of who and when accessed bins, collection companies can prevent potential fraud and misuse.

The solution’s features significantly increase the value of containers – giving distributors the opportunity to gain a significant competitive advantage.

Development drivers

“The demand for a reliable solution for managing access to containers has been a very frequent request of our customers. Despite we considered the market as sufficient in terms of the offer, the insights clearly proved there is an opportunity for an easy-to-deploy versatile solution that would answer the question of the gradual shutdown of the GPRS networks.”

explains the motivation for development Martin Basila, Sensoneo’s CEO. 

The solution is primarily dedicated to (semi-)underground bins; however, it can be easily customized to other types of bins and containers thanks to a variable mounting kit.

Different types of containers.
  • Andrea Basilova
  • Andrea takes care of all Sensoneo’s online and offline communication. Her goal is to make Sensoneo a strong brand recognized across global smart waste management market. Her background in marketing and PR enables her to be the perfect advocate for the Sensoneo solution.
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