Colleges and Universities

For years, the experts at 540 Technologies have been helping cities, counties, municipalities and public and private utilities use innovative technologies and the Internet of Things to find leaks in water networks, acquire data and monitor and meter wastewater. Now, we’ve expanded our offerings to include smart grid applications. And we’re bringing these combined solutions to help colleges and universities.

540 Technologies™ Powers Smart Solutions for Colleges and Universities


540 Technologies has the expert team, leading-edge technology partners and innovative products to bring you complete solutions as well as a big return on your investment. 

And we’ll be there to provide the insight, training and support you need every step along the way.

Smart Lighting

  • Implement smart lighting solutions that will provide network control of your legacy and/or LED streetlights, parking lot lights and other outdoor campus lighting
  • Allow for direct access of lighting controls by law enforcement and campus security
  • Increase student safety through a smart phone app SOS feature that flashes the nearest light and alerts campus security
  • Immediately identify outages and day burners
  • Reduce maintenance time and associated costs through remote identification of problems and GPS location of luminaire
  • Access actual electricity consumption and voltage data from on-board metrology within the photocell

Smart Electric Metering

  • Access more data through advanced analytics
  • Improve operational efficiencies and restore power faster during outages
  • Communicate over a secure, dedicated network
  • Enable specific channels on a network using licensed FCC spectrum to handle critical and non-critical communications
  • Allow residents to track usage, conserve energy, and save money by shifting high-energy activities to off-peak periods
  • Benefit from increased flexibility in rate structures
  • Prioritize time-sensitive applications
  • Integrate with Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), Automatic Meter Reading (AMR), Distribution Automation (DA), Demand Response (DR) and Conservation Voltage Reduction (CVR) technologies


  • Detect hidden leaks in your network that each year could be costing big bucks – and wasting millions of gallons of treated water
  • Manage flows in your network
  • Effectively monitor and manage your system’s water pressure
  • Investigate water lines to predict pipe failure


  • Assess aging infrastructure
  • Monitor inflow and infiltration
  • Stop unnecessary treatment of rainwater and stormwater
  • Continually monitor your system to prevent overflows

Data Acquisition and Management

  • Collect and transmit data for anything you need to monitor and measure – including building temperature, humidity, CO2 levels, electricity and natural gas use, etc.
  • Save up to 90 percent over conventional data logging systems
  • Monitor on-campus streams and other bodies of water for first stage early warning flooding

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