iQ LockIT - Functional pattern explained
The procedure of the process:
Once the standpipe is handed over, it is provided with the appropriate code for the hydrant (RFID).
If the standpipe is placed on the hydrant and the hydrant is being opened, the electronics in the LockIT (not shown in the video) request the code of the standpipe.
If the code is correct, the hydrant can be opened by turning it further.
Note on communication:
There is no communication link between LockIT and/or the standpipe and the Internet. Only during the opening process, there is a short near-field communication between LockIT and the standpipe. However, the standpipe only has a passive "key", i.e. it cannot actively transmit.
Note to fire departments:
For the safe access of fire departments, they can receive a "master key" for their standpipes.
Hydrant protection - smart design!
LockIT secures today's freely accessible drinking water system against unauthorized access and only gives permission to those who have the proper "key".