1. The Advantages of Smarter Streetlights

    Unless you live somewhere like Spain where roundabouts are the norm, it’s safe to assume you’ve probably driven through more streetlights than you can count. Most of the time we don’t give any thoughts to them, but sometimes, being held up at an intersection is an unbearable experience, and it’s not uncommon for people to break the rules of streetlight intersection…Read More

  2. 5 Common Reasons People Get in Wrecks

    If you really think about it, it’s pretty miraculous how few accidents happen on a day-to-day basis relative to the number of drivers there are in the world. Considering the fact that we’re all driving giant metal machines at high speeds, it’s amazing that billions of people can all coordinate on the roads each day to prevent wrecks and crashes. With that being said,…Read More

  3. The 5 Benefits of The Automatic Vehicle Identification Code Reader (AVI-CR)

    As a distributor, you’re looking for ways to sell more access control products to your customers. One way to sell more is to focus on the benefits of the products your customer needs. When you focus on the benefits, you help them see the outcome that they can expect when they buy your product. The features are great, but those simply explain how the device works. You wan…Read More

  4. A Brief History of Traffic Lights

    Imagine a group of people in the conference room having a heated debate over a specific topic. You don’t know exactly what they’re discussing, but it’s important to all of them. Without a mediator, this conversation will go on for hours — days even! This is similar to how traffic worked before traffic lights. Those driving their vehicles would shout and yell as the…Read More

  5. The Technology Behind Vehicle Detection Loops

    Civilians have a fascination with traffic lights that “know” they are at the light. The light will turn green, and they’re on their way before they can put their morning coffee back in the cup holder. Most lights do not have this technology. Some tout the technology, and it works extremely well to efficiently keep control of traffic through intersections. Traffic con…Read More

  6. The Security Risk Of Vehicles Tailgating Into Parking Lots

    One of the greatest security risks to parking lot access is the ability for more than one vehicle to tailgate into the area without checking in at the automated gate. Granted, parking lots that need to remain secure should have a camera or posted guard at each point of entrance, but that is not always plausible. An alternative to a camera system or guard is parking control…Read More

  7. 6 Reasons Why Traffic Control Systems Matter

    When you imagine traffic control devices, you probably think of street lights, direction signs, and Automatic Vehicle Identification (AVI) systems. What you probably don’t imagine are the transmitters, receivers, and responders within a traffic control system. In this article, Diablo Controls is going to explain why traffic control devices are so important to the general…Read More

  8. 5 Reasons To Invest In Automatic Vehicle Identification (AVI) Systems

    Whether you’re a product distribution warehouse, emergency response facility, or an access control company, you know how important Automatic Vehicle Identification (AVI) systems are to productivity and efficiency. Time is everything when it comes to delivering to a customer or arriving on a scene — every second counts. So why rely on manual or outdated automatic gate s…Read More

  9. How To Increase Parking Garage Safety

    The parking garage is a great invention. It allows vehicle owners to park close to their destination without the hassle of searching for a parking spot. In most cases, parking garages are easy to find and easy to access. The issue with parking garages is that if they are not monitored or maintained, they can become a haven for crime and risk. In this post, Diablo Controls …Read More

  10. Why Parking Garage Safety Is Imperative

    Parking garages are an ingenious invention of the 20th century that have evolved over time. The invention took a simple parking lot and added three to five times more parking space by simply building vertically. With anything new, however, there comes risk. Parking garage accidents can occur due to the confined space. Security issues are ever-present, as well. In this post…Read More