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Beach Swimming Conditions

and Beach Flag Warnings in Real Time

Smart kiosks with simple displays providing wind, weather, waves and warnings before people get to the beach.

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Is it Safe to Swim?

Our software gets the near-shore forecast from the National Weather Service and lets beachgoers know just what the risks are. Before going in the water.

Who chooses Cardinal Weather. Warning Solutions for any Level of Service

Our system can help in many industries. Various services and departments use the Cardinal Weather in order to take care of people's health and lives.

full time beach services

Full-Time Beach Services

Beaches with lifeguard staff can benefit from manual or automated beach flag changes and messaging.
unstaffed beaches

Unstaffed Beaches

Cities that do not actively monitor beach conditions and swim risk can benefit from a fully automated flag system that updates several times per hour.
part time beach services

Part-Time Beach Services

Agencies like Fire Departments who routinely check on beaches can benefit from automated beach flags but can manually change flags or messaging whenever necessary.
other government agencies

County, State, Tribal and Federal agencies

County, State, Tribal and Federal agencies can use our kiosks to display warning messaging when needed. Our Beach Weather kiosks can warn people of hurricane warnings, Tsunami warnings and dangerous marine life.

What you get

Our Beach Weather kiosks are easy to see and easy to understand

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  • E-Paper 'Dashboard'
  • Everything you need to know at a glance. Easy to read in any daylight.
  • Reflective Flag Display
  • Reflective Flag Display.
  • Solar power
  • Easy to install and they can be deployed just about anywhere.
  • Low Power Consumption
  • Our units can work for three weeks without sun.
  • IP65
  • IP65 Rated means these units hold up to sun, salt, sand, water and wind for years.

Our Kiosks Display:

swim risk level Swim risk level
water temperature Water temperature
air temperature Air temperature
warning message Warning message
Wave hight Wave hight
wind speed Wind speed
dangerous marine life Dangerous marine life
warning message UV index
tides today Tides today
thunterstorm risk Thunterstorm risk

Your Admin Panel

Manage your program from one central location. Add kiosk stations, add users and permissions, view logs and send work orders. Manually change your flag warnings or create an instant message, on one or all of your devices.

iMac Pro View

The panel allows you to:

add, manage and delete your stations add, manage and delete your stations
monitor the status of your stations monitor the status of your stations
create a work order for a station create a work order for a station
add an instant message for an emergency add an instant message for an emergency
remotely turn on and off any station remotely turn on and off any station
view admin panel logs view admin panel logs

Get a complete solution from Cardinal Weather

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Year-Round Coastal

$119 per unit per year
Features:
  • Admin panel account
  • Monitoring 365 days
  • Tech Support
  • Regular Updates
seasonal coastal

Seasonal Coastal

$2.30 per unit per week Set For Great Lakes Seasonal Forecast Features:
  • Admin panel account
  • Set your subscription for the number of days you need it
  • Tech Support
  • Regular Updates
great lakes seasonal

Great Lakes Seasonal

$79 per unit per swimming season
Features:
  • Admin panel account
  • Provides coverage from June 1 to October 1
  • Tech Support
  • Regular Updates
Instant Emergency Messaging

Create custom messages for one or all of your kiosk stations that will overlay the display. Use this feature for hurricane or tsunami warnings, dangerous marine life or a sudden change in the weather. Even use it to assist in locating lost children.

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Use instant messaging to alert:

  • Hurricanes
  • Coastal Flooding
  • Tsunami
  • Dangerous Marine Life

Frequently asked Questions

Create custom messages for one or all of your kiosk stations that will overlay

  • What is included in your warning system? add
    Our clients purchase one or more kiosks and a software key for kiosk activation. Clients can add, move or remove stations, manage users and permissions from the office or monitor stations from our user app.
  • How does the system work? add
    Our servers gather all of the information for you, and push it out to your kiosks. Any change in the weather will prompt our servers to update your kiosks for you.
  • We run a lifeguard service and make our own assessments for swimming conditions. Why would we need a system like yours? add
    Our system allows clients to turn off automatic updates and change the warning recommendations as they feel they need to. Any other feeds like tides, UV Index and weather conditions would remain on the screen. People will see the flag conditions and any instant messages you would like to generate.
  • Are your kiosks 'hard-wired'? add
    Our kiosks are 100% solar powered. They can be deployed anywhere there is cellular coverage and sunshine. No need to bring in electricity, saving you time and money. If your location needs change, our kiosks can be moved easily.
  • Do I need to be in the office to manage my system? add
    To view stations , change messaging, send emails and work orders or manually change a flag warning condition, you do not need to be in the office. Our corresponding app lets users with permissions manage their system anywhere.
  • Can the system be fully automated? add
    Yes, of course. It is designed to be seamless. When you add stations, they are automatically linked in your system. Updates happen multiple times per hour and kiosk health is monitored continuously. Should a kiosk go offline due to battery, temperature or loss of connection, your system is automatically notified and any necessary work orders are sent to your maintenance team members.
  • Do you provide technical support? add
    Yes. We help you set up and get to know your system. Your license key allows you to call for technical support including diagnostics, software and firmware updates, and hardware issues.
  • What other benefits are there to your system? add
    We have created a user app that anyone can download on an Android phone. Their app display at your location is the same as what is on your kiosk. Your kiosks become familiar to users nationwide.
  • Why are there different plans? add
    Some communities have seasonal beach usage, while some are in use year-round. Some communities have usage needs beyond the typical beach season, but would like to use the system for a bit longer or earlier in the year.
  • What are the temperature ranges for your kiosks? add
    Our kiosk e-paper displays work from 32 F (0 C) to 132 F (50 C). For direct sunlight in hotter climates, we recommend an awning over the kiosk. Overeating the system outside of the temperature limit may cause a temporary loss of display.

Get a complete solution from Cardinal Weather

year

Year-Round Coastal

$119 per unit per year
Features:
  • Admin panel account
  • Monitoring 365 days
  • Tech Support
  • Regular Updates
seasonal coastal

Seasonal Coastal

$2.30 per unit per week Set For Great Lakes Seasonal Forecast Features:
  • Admin panel account
  • Set your subscription for the number of days you need it
  • Tech Support
  • Regular Updates
great lakes seasonal

Great Lakes Seasonal

$79 per unit per swimming season
Features:
  • Admin panel account
  • Provides coverage from June 1 to October 1
  • Tech Support
  • Regular Updates