AKCess Pro has been leading the field for over 30 years in Power Monitoring Systems.
- The securityProbe
- AKCess Pro Server
- Access Control
The key to effective and profitable data centers, remote telecoms, and other mission critical operations is proper monitoring and allocation of company resources.
That is why responsible companies truly understand their detailed, day to day power consumption and use advanced power monitoring solutions to gain a better understanding of exactly where and how their daily usage is allocated. AKCP gives you the tools you need to identify precisely where your consumption is currently and provides detailed information so that you can take the necessary steps towards reducing those costs.
Building and facilities managers in the Telecoms and Data Center industries know it’s important to keep detailed records of power consumption. AKCP makes this possible with our advance Power Monitoring Solutions.
AKCP helps you integrate third party Power Monitoring Sensors into your power supply. Using our intelligent monitoring device the securityProbe 5ESV enables notification and alerts to be generated giving you control over building utilities like lighting, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, 24 hours a day.
A Pratical Application
At a small data center with 2 floors and 8 offices which is occupied during normal office hours. The facilities manager is given the responsibility by his management team of reducing the data centers power consumption.
The manager has determined that they must provide a usage cost analysis on a room by room basis so as to properly identify potential savings.
|Objective 1||The facilities manager wants to monitor power consumption and cost on a monthly basis.|
|Objective 2||To have control over computer and server systems that consume power and to demonstrate cost savings as well as audit consumption data.|
How AKCP can help...
Power will be monitored though the securityProbe 5ESV and analyzed though our state of the art software with the AKCess Pro Server. The securityProbe 5ESV’s web interface is used to set specific parameters like cost per unit and the monitoring of loads to specific locations and equipment. The AKCP securityProbe 5ESV connects to various systems via dry contacts and can control HVAC units, lighting and security systems.
Motion detectors are installed to detect if there is no motion in a computer room for a given period of time the lights can be turned off. This cuts costs in situations where an employee has left the computer room but forgot to switch off the lights. HVAC units can also be set to turn off when a room reaches the optimum operating temperature and turn back on when temperatures have exceeded your desired temperature range.
Not only are you able to control power usage but the AKCP securityProbe 5ESV also has a great Access Control and video surveillance functionality allowing you to monitor and record daily events or unusual activities. Customize your setting so that all un-needed power usage is off until the first employee automatically clocks in when his RFID card or fingerprint is used to access the facility.
The securityProbe 5ESV also has an alert and notification feature that lets you know if something has exceeded your customized parameters. This cost saving feature gives you immediate knowledge of the issue or problem allowing you to take action as soon as possible.
Choose from dozens of different customizable alert options. This also allows companies to see recorded and live events of unapproved access attempts or security breaches increasing company security and providing further cost savings.
The securityProbe Series
The backbone to any monitoring system is the securityProbe 5ESV and can be used either as a standalone environmental monitoring system or in conjunction with the AKCP’s Server Application
Control all aspects of your data center environment with Intelligent Sensors
The securityProbe 5ESV works with AKCP’s full line of sensors as well as being capable of 3rd party integration. Connect up to 8 of our autoSense sensors in any combination to monitor:
- Water leakage
|- Detection of AC Power Line Voltage
- Measurement of Digital Voltmeter
- Control Relays
- Fuel levels
The AKCP range of sensors also includes an integrated data collection and graphing package; especially useful in trend and information analysis.
Take action when events occur with Sensor Notification Wizards!
When situations arise, the securityProbe 5ESV can send:
- SNMP traps
- International telephone calls
- Sound an audio alert.
These alert messages are customizable and can include a graphical representation or video surveillance of the event.
Besides notification alerts, events information including pictures are stored in a non-volatile flash memory to aid in future review.
False Message Filter
In order to prevent false alarms, the securityProbe 5E allows extensive filtering of events. You can limit events based on the time of day or the day of the week. You can also limit the number of alerts per hour, so that you are not swamped with many messages. This is especially important with the sensor like the motion detector where you may want to process an event only when the business premises are closed.
Automatically Shut down your Equipment in an Emergency
AKCP’s Linux devices will automatically send a shutdown message to your Linux or Windows based servers in cases of a power outage. You can rest assured that your servers and information will be safe and automatically shut down before your UPS runs out.
For added security and peace of mind the securityProbe 5ESV lets you add up to 4 high definition digital cameras for video surveillance purposes so even if you cannot be there you can see what is happening.
When used in conjunction with the AKCP Server, you can even watch the events live on your iPhone via AKCP’s iTunes application, the AKCess Pro Client.
The AKCess Pro Client iPhone application keeps you up to date even when you are on the go. The above snapshots illustrate a sensor event notification, live video feeds, followed by our playback feature allowing you to access previously recorded footage from anywhere in the world. AKCP gives you instant access to your facility anytime regardless of where you are or what you are doing.
Sensors and cameras are integrated allowing easy review of events with such items as door openings, motion detection, loud noises and environmental factors in both graphical and video formats. This allows for the events of interest to be easily reviewed.
Connect up to four AKCP High Definition digital cameras using the securityProbe 5ESV.
Use the built in web interface to monitor and record access to areas of interest.
Add up to 200 high definition digital cameras when you incorporate the AKCess Pro Server.
AKCess Pro Server
For complete management solutions install the AKCP Server application. With a central control dashboard that is intuitive to use and easy to install, getting you up and running takes no time!
All AKCP environmental monitoring units works best with the IP-based AKCP Server application. Simply install the AKCP Server application and use the easy to follow wizards to link to your network. It is easy to add IP cameras, other units or any of our intelligent sensors. The AKCP Server application is based on a single PC and runs a network of "Virtual Grids" using power meters on a sub-metered basis. You can arrange and customized your options so that they can be linked to specific rooms, floors, or locations.
The "Virtual Grid" connects to the AKCP Power Monitor Sensors and Current Transformers to ensure that the key power consumption data is collected and that any reactions are appropriate. Set your notification and alert parameters to ensure that you are alerted if power consumption rises above pre-set levels and an alert can be used to trigger an action like sending "shut-down" instructions to your lighting and HVAC systems. When linked to motion detectors and AKCP’s high definition digital cameras, it also gives you the ability to check if rooms are occupied or not prior to any shut down instruction.
The AKCP Server also allows you to customize desktops, colors and time frames for all your sensor graphs on a per user basis.
AKCP Server application device interface
AKCP’s mapping function lets you clearly see the status of any monitoring device or camera for a specified location on a map or building layout. This allows you to get an instant visual representation of your Virtual Power Grid and building facilities. Simply drag and drop your power monitor sensors, current transformers and cameras onto the map of your choice.
AKCP Server mapping function
AKCess Server links to your building facilities current security systems monitoring doors and windows, or to fire suppression systems and smoke alarms. Easily link the AKCess Pro Server to sophisticated motion detectors so you only need to record key events. You can also link to smoke detectors, sprinklers and alarm systems to ensure your property is covered in case of fire.
The AKCP Server application features video surveillance including motion search, synchronized playback and remote viewing, with expanded connectivity and is web browser enabled. Connectivity options can accommodate LAN, WAN, Ethernet, and dial-up configurations.
The AKCess Pro Server application video interface.
AKCP is the only company that provides an integrated approach to Access Control allowing you to implement money saving power-monitoring options.
Door Control Unit packages from AKCP provide all-in-one access control for computer rooms and remote telecom sites. The Door Control Unit allows you to use an RFID card or biometric fingerprint reader and enhances your power monitoring and cost saving policies.
Full Integration with Existing Solutions
The Door Control Unit works in conjunction with your existing environmental monitoring solutions from AKCP.
Existing clients and customers who already have Environmental Monitoring for their data centers or remote telecom sites can easily add AKCP’s Access Control system.
Reduce Power Usage to Save Money and Improve your Profits
Unique access schedules give you the ability to define when your employees access any given set of doors. Choose what days, hours or even minutes, you want to enable access. Via our intuitive time system you are able to keep your assets both safe and secure. Preset schedules are included to get you up and running as quickly as possible.
It's easy to add additional High Definition Digital Cameras, environmental sensors, siren strobe alarms, smoke detectors, power monitors, and relay switches to automate corrective action such as powering off lights and equipment in unoccupied room via motion detectors as your business and requirements grow. Sync automatic log in/log out via RFID or Biometric options to automatically power on or off lights, computers and HVAC units.
Add schedules for certain servers or computers to shut down during times when no access is granted or when they are not needed. Incorporate your HVAC units to shut down during certain hours or to maintain only a specific temperate allowing them to only be used when your room temperate is outside of your systems optimum operating temperatures.
Our one of a kind integrated Access Control system increases you security while providing you the information you need to implement cost saving energy conservation policies. This industry leading technology is just one of the reasons AKCP has been an industry leader for over 30 years.