Mike from Nova Scotia emailed me asking about my recent experience with the Miovision traffic counting equipment. They have been using the equipment successfully for a few weeks, but here are a few questions from Mike with my answers.
1. Any more accuracy testing?
We have not done any more accuracy testing, but we did a recent eight hour count (2 pm to 10 pm) at a single lane roundabout within a casino property. We also did a matching eight hour count manually at the county road entrance into the casino. There are no access points between the two intersections. Over the eight hour period we had a 2% variance in volumes that should be going between the two intersections. Not scientific, but anecdotally good results.
2. We are having fogging issues with the lens, how about you?
We had a little rain that evening and the lens did fog up. Miovision was able to process the video and send us good data. Hopefully they will send me the new camera housing they have been promising for a few months, which is supposed to correct that issue.
3. We are having trouble transporting multiple units because they are so heavy, how about you?
I have been using the 180 pounds of weight on the video tripod system. One system weights about 300 pounds. It is heavy and awkward (although I am still surprised by how quickly setup and take down goes). Transporting is an issue for us too. I am hopeful for the next model. It is meant to be strapped to a pole or sign instead of being a standalone tripod.
4. How about any issues with security of the units?
We have had zero problems with tampering of the tripod video system.
Please add your two cents if you have Miovision experience.