North and Zoo beaches in Racine are part of the few beaches on Lake Michigan with lifeguards. The phone application allows lifeguards to quickly update (override) all lights on the primary beach and smaller surrounding beaches as conditions change. They can then fallback on to NWS updates after-hours.
The beach lifeguards are not available 24/7, so the system falls back to NWS updates to ensure conditions are continuously reflected. Racine further paired our system with investments in more water safety technology, including water drones, quad-copters, and sonar boats after experiencing three drownings in one summer.
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