Filed under: environmental monitoring, General, humidity monitoring, Notifications, power monitoring, Security Monitoring, server room environmental monitoring, SMS, temperature monitoring, video monitoring, water leak monitoring
This week I want to service those who are searching for ITWatchDogs competitors or maybe a ITWatchDogs review. You found the right page to learn more about the key aspects, such as value, capacity, compatibility and scalability. This post focuses on an alternative environmental monitoring solution that provides features that overcome the numerous limitations of ITWatchDogs systems.
Lets compare feature sets and prices. In other words, let’s get down to brass tacks and clarify why certain features are important and the reason falling short on some can create problems for the team responsible for the environmental monitoring system.
Filed under: Data Center, environmental monitoring, Notifications, Security Monitoring, smoke detector, temperature monitoring, video monitoring
If you are researching SimplexGrinnell competitors specifically for environmental monitoring you have found one of their largest competitors. Today’s post will attempt to break down the many offerings from SimplexGrinnell (SG) and Ravica. For more information about our fully integrated monitoring solutions visit Ravica.com.
Filed under: environmental monitoring, General, humidity monitoring, power monitoring, Security Monitoring, SecurityProbes, server room environmental monitoring, temperature monitoring
If all the features, specifications and multiple choices to monitor and control your workspace or server room are weighing you down try looking at AVTECH competitors. This is a first of a series of blogs that compare Ravica’s environmental solutions with offerings from our competitors. Have you already done the research? Visit Ravica to learn more about how you can save money on your room monitoring project.
How does Ravica’s room monitoring solution compare with the AVTECH wireless Room Alert 32W? Here is a breakdown of the basic features to help you make the best decision.
Filed under: General, Intelligent Sensors, temperature monitoring
As the Joint Commission, CAP and FDA increase monitoring regulations, modern temperature monitoring systems for hospitals have made old methods obsolete. Thankfully, modern hardwired and wireless systems, especially ZigBee, provide easy, accurate reporting and archiving for safety, cost-savings and compliance. Both the Zigbee wireless sensor and the wired temperature sensor will be introduced as considerations for new monitoring projects, building projects or simply to satisfy curiosity. Already familiar with the myriad of options? You can find, customize and complete your project with Ravica.
Filed under: environmental monitoring, Intelligent Sensors, SensorProbes, temperature monitoring
If you currently live on the East Coast you understand very well how a proper temperature monitoring alarm can have a major impact on your living and work space. All kinds of issues arise without a proper temperature monitoring system, such as production shutdown, decrease in production quality, network performance, health safety, compliance and employee comfort and productivity, among many others. This blog will summarize temperature monitoring alarm and device options. See how Ravica can help you prevent temperature related disasters and improve your efforts for Power Usage Efficiency (PUE) and the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) program. Read more
Filed under: environmental monitoring, General, SensorProbes, server room environmental monitoring, temperature monitoring
There are a wide variety of temperature monitoring devices available, so how do you choose the right one? While the practical considerations, beginning with both wired and wireless versions, are great in number there is no need to get overwhelmed. In summary form, this blog will introduce a complete temperature monitoring system that utilizes several environmental sensors for your project. For detailed information on this system and others visit Ravica.
What does a temperature monitoring system look like?
The most important aspect of a quality temperature monitoring system is the “work horse” or base unit. The securityProbe 5E Standard (SEC5ES) base unit will provide the foundation for this system overview. This is the basic version of a series, which take environmental sensors for temperature, humidity, water, fuel, power, access, surveillance and more.
This base unit comes with the following features:
- Ravica iMX25 CPU
- 128 MB OnBoard NAND Flash
- 10/100 Mbps Ethernet Port
- 1x USB 2.0 Modem Port
- 4x Video Ports
- RS485 Ports
- Internal Audio Speaker
- Internal Microphone
- 8 Full AutoSense RJ-45 Ports (Maximum of 500 Sensors)
- 2x RJ-45 Expansion Ports
Once you’ve installed your sensor(s) and powered up the base unit(s) you will immediately begin to log data in the securityProbe application, all of which can be stored, reported, reviewed, and alerted on by a number of custom notification methods. It’s an easy plug and play operation.
Available notification methods:
- SMS & Phone calls (additional hardware required)
- SNMP Traps
- Switch Relay On/Off
- Wake Up/Shut Down Remote Server
- Pictures & Data via FTP
- Custom Scripting & More
What kind of temperature monitoring devices are there?
- Temperature Sensor (available in fixed length or custom)
- Semiconductor, microprocessor controlled type temperature sensor
- SNMP OID for data collection over a network 0.5ºC resolution
- Temperature Sensor – Water Resistant Version (fixed 15ft cable)
- Suited for outdoor applications or indoor areas with frequent or potential water exposure
- Dual Temp/Humidity Sensor (1ft fixed extension)
- Two different readings on a single line
- Dual Temp/Humidity Sensor – Water Resistant Version (fixed 15ft cable)
- Suited for outdoor applications or indoor areas with frequent or potential water exposure
- Daisy Chain Temperature Sensor (fixed 15ft cable w/500 ft link capacity)
- Enables data collection from multiple locations on single line
- Thermocouple Sensor (securityProbe series only)
- Measures -200ºC (-328ºF) up to 800ºC (1472ºF)
- Available in both J and K types
- Ideal for industrial environments
- Great for low temperatures found in cryogenics and hospital applications
All these temperature monitoring devices can significantly improve insight into critical temperature fluctuations by providing real-time data to your workstation and/or iPhone app. There is also an AKCess Pro Server Application, which gives you full access and control of multiple sites worldwide from one location. Visit Ravica today to build your custom temperature monitoring system.
Filed under: Data Center, General, Intelligent Sensors, power monitoring, Ravica News, Security Monitoring, SensorProbes, smoke detector, temperature monitoring, video monitoring
Green technologies to create a smart home, such as the ZigBee wireless sensor system, have little impact if unattainable by the general public. This is evident in the arrival of the recent “Polar Vortex,” currently shocking the East Coast. Ongoing frigid temperatures are significantly driving up fuel prices, and many residences lacking an effective means to monitor and control their heating system are experiencing budget concerns. The good news is now the average middle-class family can afford a wireless monitoring system, which over time can provide a significant year round energy cost-savings. Ravica is now proud to offer a complete line of wireless solutions for your smart home or building automation project. Read more
Filed under: Data Center, environmental monitoring, General, Intelligent Sensors, Notifications, SensorProbes, SMS
Short Message Service (SMS) has been in existence since the early 80′s, so the inevitable use of an SMS temperature alarm comes as no surprise. Instant notification of any foreseeable threat is beneficial and critical to the recipients and the company they work for. This blog will present an SMS Gateway workaround to the required SIM card for SMS notifications from your temperature sensor. It may just save you time and money. Visit Ravica for details on setting up your complete monitoring and notification solution.
Filed under: Data Center, environmental monitoring, General, Intelligent Sensors, Security Monitoring, video monitoring
If you see Greek when reading the specifications for a surveillance camera this simple guide to understanding CCTV systems may just be what the eye doctor ordered. There are many aspects of a surveillance camera to consider and, short of buying or borrowing several models for an initial field test, your best option is to arm yourself with as much information as possible before plunging into the shopping cart and clicking to submit. In this blog we’ll take a basic look at all the specifications for an IR Enabled (night vision) High Definition Digital Camera. Visit Ravica for this and other CCTV cameras for your daylight and low light monitoring needs. Read more
Power monitoring in the data center is critical for best practices and protecting your company’s assets. As the need and desire for efficient data flow and storage continues to grow so does the need for more power. Whether you are in charge of one or more data centers or a small center within an office building the importance of clearly seeing what and how the equipment is utilizing power cannot be understated. Check out Ravica for a cost effective power monitoring solution, which provides real-time analytics, archiving, reporting and notifications.
If you are new to facilities management or power monitoring in general you can learn more by reading on. Practical considerations, conservation methods and solutions for power monitoring will be covered in summary form.