Part of Your Security is Not Only Protecting Your Assets From Theft and Vandalism, but From Unfortunate Acts of Nature and Negligence
Floods, extreme temperatures, high carbon monoxide levels, fires and work area accidents are just some of the serious dangers to your business assets and workforce. The use of sensors for environmental monitoring can help prevent and manage these dangers.
Environmental monitoring equipment is widely used throughout different industries. Manufacturers, distributors, hospitals and hotels have been using the basic technology for decades to monitor industrial processes, freezer temperatures and other factors relevant to their operations.
Different types of environmental control devices allow you to monitor and possibly control temperature, thermostat, power failure, noise, water leak detection, hazardous materials, smoke & gas, humidity, and more. Environmental sensors can work alone or with your security system to provide an instant alert in the event of a problem, including a water leak, an unexpected temperature change, or the presence of smoke or carbon monoxide.
Environmental sensors help you prevent the damage to critical business assets. Wouldn't you like to prevent damage to your mission critical devices against temperature damage? Have you ever had a faulty device that's caused outage due to a sudden rise in temperature or are you ever concerned about temperature issues in your server room?
Below are a few of the sensors many of our clients use for their integrated environmental and security monitoring systems.
Fires can cause major devastation to your workplace and workforce. A fire alarm system can save your business and more importantly save the lives of employees and customers. A fire alarm system is made up of smoke alarms and heat detectors that are connected to your environmental control system or security system. If signs of smoke, fire or an extreme spike of temperature is detected, the system triggers an alarm. This alarm can be setup to your specifications. In most cases, the alarm is sent to a central location for verification, in other situations the alarm signal is sent directly to the fire department, shortening the response time and increasing the safety of your assets and workforce.
Water and Flood Sensors
Water and flood sensors are designed to detect water and possible floods. The sensors can be stand-alone or can be integrated to an environmental control system or security system. Although some of the less expensive water and flood sensors will simply trigger an alarm and not actually stop the leak, some water and flood sensors have integrated valve control units that shuts off a given water line when prompted.
As with fire alarms, water and flood sensors are an essential early warning device to help you protect your business assets from damage.
Other Environmental Sensors
- Airflow Sensor - The airflow sensor is designed for systems that need a steady flow or air to dissipate heat generated by their operation. System reliability and safety could be jeopardized if the cooling airflow stops.
- Gas Sensors - Exposure to hazardous gas create an immediate and long-term health risk to personnel. Gas detectors can monitor one or multiple gases, making sure you are not exposed to anything harmful, such as Carbon Monoxide.
- Air Quality Sensors - The main purpose of an air quality sensor is to control the amount of outside air introduced by a ventilation plant and thereby reduce energy consumption by eliminating the introduction of excess outside air into the system during periods of little or no occupancy. It is also used to monitor and control the airflow around a facility, helping detect and reduce the spread of toxic gasses and unwanted airborne materials.