Environmental Monitoring Systems (EMS)
Environmental Monitoring Systems are of critical importance across a variety of industries. At its heart an EMS is a collection of sensors for detecting environmental conditions. Temperature sensors, humidity, airflow and water leak sensors are commonly deployed. These sensors are usually connected to a device that monitors the parameters and will alert the operator should a sensor go outside of pre-determined thresholds. Alerts can be by c-mail, SNMP traps or SMS messages.
Data Center Environmental Monitoring
Data Center Environmental Monitoring typically consists of temperature sensors, humidity sensors and water leak detection. Rack-mounted servers have optimum operating temperatures that improve their reliability and longevity. Heat can kill electrical components quickly, and a lot of the supporting infrastructure in a computer room is aimed at controlling the environmental conditions. Racks have cooling fans that draw cool air from outside into the cabinet, and the room itself is equipped with air conditioning units and other HVAC equipment. In order to properly control the conditions data center monitoring systems with temperature and humidity sensors are vital. Raised access flooring is also monitored for water leakage. The sensors are monitored and alerts generated in the form of SNMP traps, e-mails, SMS etc. This allows quick response to potentially catastrophic situations that could lead to permanent damage and downtime of the rack-mounted servers or other electrical equipment. Sensor controlled relays can also be deployed to switch on additional cooling fans or ACU should high temperature or humidity be detected.
Environmental Monitoring for BTS locations
BTS Telecom tower sites contain shelters and cabinets that house sensitive equipment. EMS is employed to monitor these sites for environmental damage caused by high temperatures, failed air conditioning units and water damage. The usual remote nature of telecom tower infrastructure and number of sites involved can make managing the maintenance and uptime of these sites a challenge. An EMS solution that is designed for monitoring remote and multiple sites is the solution for this. Hundreds or thousands of telecom tower shelters can be monitored for various environmental and physical threats with all the data feeding back to regional or centralized remote management software. This allows for a smaller number of engineers to monitor and maintain a larger number of sites. Respond to alarms and alerts as necessary and avoid tower downtime caused by faulty equipment.
Environmental Monitoring Systems from AKCP
AKCP provides a solution for EMS in almost any industrial or commercial application. With a variety of intelligent base units (sensorProbe, securityProbe, and the sensorProbe+ series) and sensors together with central management software (AKCPro Server) a system that meets the demands of the industry can be found.