Advances in technology and creative engineering makes remote monitoring not only affordable but also easy to use. It is now possible to monitor the family vacation home from the other side of the world, watch your assets in real time or get alerted to environmental changes such as temperature or humidity fluctuations. There are two broad methods in which you can stay up-to-date with what matters most to you:
Video Security Monitoring
Using security cameras to record video of an event. Environments can be remotely monitored in realtime, reviewed in the future or only after an event occurred. A picture is worth a thousand words. High resolution video with audio can be worth even more!
A visual account doesn’t always provide the necessary data to avoid disasters. For example: a security camera will not tell you if your vacation home’s air conditioner failed. Monitoring your temperature and humidity would indicate trouble. A security camera will not indicate if a water pipe broke, flooding your business on weekend. A floor mounted water sensor system can call you and tell you, minimizing the damage.
There is no single “remote monitoring solution”. Each environment is unique in one or more ways. It’s all a matter of choosing the right tool for the job, correctly implementing it and maintaining it.
Common Alert Methods
- email has become extremely accessible and are an effective method in which to receive alerts in the form of text or with image attachments.
- Telephone numbers can be called and a pre-recorded message can be played.
- SNMP is a widely used TCP/IP protocol for systems management making real world monitoring easy to integrate
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