Science fiction is replete with sensors. They can peer through walls, detect vital signs, and monitor energy fluctuations. But science fact is no less interesting, since sensors are protecting businesses, research facilities, and healthcare institutions daily. One of the most commonly-used types of sensors comes in the form of temperature monitoring solutions available from Vigilante Security.
How Temperature Monitoring Works
Understanding the workings of a temperature monitoring system makes it easier to choose the right one. These three factors should be top of mind:
System setup begins by determining a sensor that’s appropriate for the application at hand. That sensor — a probe, thermocouple, or thermistor — detects temperature changes, and is coupled to a thermal buffer that guards against false positives due to minor temperature fluctuations. The lot of this is then connected to a temperature management device that collects and interprets the data from the sensor; that data can be stored locally in internal memory, or monitored via LAN, Wi-Fi, or wireless transmission to a central station.
As you can imagine, temperature monitoring can be complex. Part of this comes down to the types of equipment used, but it’s compounded when you’re monitoring multiple components, or across multiple locations. Ergo, each system needs software for proper operation, as well as the gathering and processing of information. Once the system is up and running, you’ll also want robust data retrieval and reporting so you have a better handle on the operation of your systems.
Alarms and Monitoring
Finally, you’ll need some form of alarm for the times when temperatures stray outside your chosen parameters. These can sound on-site, but it also helps to receive a phone call or SMS text notification for times when your premises aren’t staffed, or when the people best-qualified to respond to emergencies aren’t on the clock. Of course, remote wireless temperature monitoring through a security company like Vigilante Security is also advisable; we can summon a response when you aren’t able.
Temperature Monitoring: Uses and Benefits
Temperature monitoring has a wide range of uses. For restaurants, it’s a way to protect expensive perishable inventory. In research facilities, it’s a way to ensure that delicate experiments are maintained within strict parameters. For manufacturing, it’s a means of ensuring equipment doesn’t overheat. In healthcare, it’s vital for everything from pathology to the proper storage of vaccines and medicines. How can that benefit you?
- Proper temperature controls with remote adjustment and monitoring
- A way to identify and rapidly address equipment failure
- Better security, since temperature fluctuations can be a sign of tampering or theft
- The ability to integrate with other monitoring and security systems for a comprehensive approach to protection
Temperature Monitoring Solutions from Vigilante Security
Wireless temperature monitoring from Vigilante Security may not have a sci-fi sheen, and we may not have a green-blooded pointy-eared guy monitoring the sensors. But we’ve got something even more useful: a range of environmental monitoring solutions backed by a UL Listed central monitoring station in Southeast Michigan that protects your property, your assets, and your people alike. For an introduction to our full range of security and monitoring solutions, get in touch today.