‘Sentinel’ monitoring system to debut at Cultivate’17
By Dave Harrison
The Sentinel system from Sensaphone uses cloud technology to provide supervised 24/7 remote monitoring of equipment and power at commercial greenhouses, as well as environmental conditions like temperature and humidity that are vital to the health of plants.
With the Sentinel system, operators easily can access the status of all conditions in real time from any “connected” device to change settings, disable alarms, adjust temperature limits and calibrate temperature sensors right from the Sensaphone iPhone/Android app or sensaphone.net.
Only one Sentinel unit is required to monitor up to 12 different environmental and equipment status conditions. The standard Sentinel system is ethernet-based, but it is also available with a cellular option for remote locations where Internet connectivity is unavailable.
All Sensaphone remote monitoring systems provide early detection of unexpected events like power outages, falling temperatures, fluctuating humidity levels and heater or fan failures.
Other products that Sensaphone will exhibit include:
• The Sensaphone Express II™ system is ideal for larger greenhouse operations that require many monitoring points or are considering future growth because it is expandable to include up to 40 channels.
The system monitors status conditions 24/7, including indoor and outdoor temperature, humidity, ventilation, carbon dioxide, power failure and security. When the system identifies a potential problem, it can immediately alert up to 48 people with custom phone calls.
The internal rechargeable battery backup provides 12 hours of continuous monitoring and alerts in the event of a power outage. Each unit is sealed in an enclosure to protect it from moisture, dirt and chemicals commonly found in a greenhouse environment. The LCD window displays continuous status information and provides keypad programming instructions for easy setup.
• The Sensaphone 1400™ and 1800™ systems provide cost-effective, 24/7 remote monitoring of environmental conditions at unattended greenhouse facilities. They detect problems such as temperature changes (from -109 F to 168 F), humidity fluctuations, water leaks, power failure, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide levels and smoke.
When the system identifies a potential issue, it can immediately alert up to eight people with custom phone calls, allowing personnel to quickly address the situation.
The 1400 system monitors status conditions for up to four locations, and the 1800 covers up to eight locations.
The internal rechargeable battery backup provides 24 hours of continuous monitoring and alerts in the event of a power outage. Operators can obtain the status of each monitored condition at the installation site or remotely by telephone. Each unit is sealed in an enclosure to protect it from moisture, dirt and chemicals commonly found in a greenhouse environment.