Temperature@lert Flood Sensor
- Nov. 7, 2011 -
BOSTON, MA – November 7, 2011 – Temperature@
lert, a leading provider of real-time, cloud-based environmental monitoring solutions designed to enable businesses and individuals to mitigate temperature and critical parameter related disasters, announces today the release of its smart sensor for water leaks and flooding.
The Flood Sensor extends Temperatue@lert’
s extensive line of plug-and-play smart sensors which include temperature, humidity, soil moisture and a host of other sensors that are compatible with the company’s Cellular Edition platform.
“I am very proud of this product,” noted Mr. Harry Schechter, Temperature@
lert’s President & CEO, “because it shows that in a very short time, a matter of weeks, Temperature@
lert’s team of designers and engineers can respond very quickly to customer requests to make our products more useful for their needs. From the time we first heard the first request to full product test and release has been remarkably short and smooth. Customers who have requested this sensor have already ordered the first batch and report their complete satisfaction with the design and ease of use.”
Like all Temperature@
lert Cellular Edition sensors, the water leak Flood Sensor takes advantage of Temperature@
lert’s plug-and-play smart sensor philosophy. The flood sensor is compatible with the current four-port sensor design and is backward compatible with the company’s dual-port models as well.
The water leak sensor has been carefully considered, and is designed to be robust and reliable in conditions where flooding can occur, in basements and garages for example. The device is engineered so that naturally occurring condensation does not cause alerts.
Many of our Cellular Edition customers use their units for vacation home and remote property monitoring,”
Mr. Schechter added. “While they were pleased that the cellular temperature monitoring platform did not have to rely on home networks or electric power company reliability, they wanted to know more than our temperature and humidity sensor line was able to tell them. IT customers, particularly those with server or telecommunication rooms have pointed to the need for a water leak detector to insure their valuable electronics and data are safe and operations continue uninterrupted. Additionally, property owners and managers said water leaks and basement flooding were high on their list, and the Flood Sensor addresses these needs perfectly. We’re now seeing other critical environment Cellular Edition customers order this product for warehouse and laboratory monitoring, where areas are often unstaffed during evenings, weekends and holidays.”
The flood sensor can be ordered with new Cellular Edition devices or separately to add onto an existing Cellular Edition unit.
Fault-Tolerant Sensor Cloud Operation
The Flood Sensor, like all Cellular Edition devices is configured to operate through Temperature@
lert’s Sensor Cloud server based monitoring service. For a low monthly subscription, the Cellular Edition transmits data to the company’s secure servers. Users log onto their Sensor Cloud accounts and set up the alert parameters. When problems occur, email, SMS text and phone alert messages are sent from the Sensor Cloud. Users can configure Sensor Cloud alerts for multiple temperatures, and for each level send any combination of email, SMS text and phone messages to one or more recipients, providing a powerful tool to implement an escalation plan. Additionally, the Sensor Cloud’s HealthCheck function allows users to be notified if the device has not checked in for a few reporting intervals. HealthCheck combined with AC PowerSensing, which sends alerts when power is interrupted, provides fault-tolerant operation for the most critical applications when, for example, electrical power is interrupted or network communication is interrupted. And free iPhone and Android Apps are available for smartphone customers.
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lert’s temperature and environmental monitoring solutions provide both real-time and historic views of a location’s temperature and other critical parameters through alerts and cloud-based graphs, data logs and reports. This information allows customers to immediately react to potentially disastrous temperature or other fluctuations in critical environments, as well as provide temperature consistency for regulatory and internal process control requirements. Temperature@
lert has more than 15,000 devices installed in over 40 countries around the globe. For more information, please visit http://www.temperaturealert.com