Remote Ground Vibration Monitoring Systems

Vibration Monitoring Compliance

The number of tender guidelines and risk assessments requiring remote vibration monitoring continues to grow. Plus a range of international, national and corporate standards exist to inform project managers and contractors on the best practice for measurement of shock and vibration in buildings. By using the RDL//Vibe you can demonstrate compliance with the above requirements (in most cases).

Long Battery Life

Typically 1-2 months battery life (mains power adaptor available for long-term applications).

Easy to Install and Go

The RDL//Vibe's design offers minimal effort to install and set up the equipment - meaning you can be monitoring vibration levels on multiple sites almost instantly.

Product overview

Remote Ground Vibration Monitoring with RDL//Vibe Wireless Equipment

The RDL//Vibe is a complete ground vibration monitoring system - that offers wireless (mobile) connectivity, long battery life (usually 1 - 2 months), alarming (Email and SMS), and constant access to data online via the CDLSmartHub portal.

Caption Data began manufacturing the RDL//Vibe in 2012 and it was originally designed to be robust for use in harsh environments such as construction sites, yet simple to use and sensitive enough to capture low frequency vibrations.

Since 2012, RDL//Vibe ground vibration monitoring systems have been used on hundreds of construction sites to monitor vibration levels arising from activities such as: piling, demolition, blasting, excavation, heavy truck use as well as monitoring ground vibrations generated from road and rail traffic.

In addition, RDL//Vibe ground vibration monitoring equipment has been used to remotely monitor vibration levels in some of the UK's most prestigious buildings, landmarks such as the Natural History Museum and the most iconic lighthouse in the British Isles.



  • Parameters measured: Peak Particle Velocity (PPV), acceleration, and displacement
  • Geophones: 1 or 2 tri-axial geophone sensors
  • Trigger levels: minimum 0.18mm/s and maximum 43.4mm/s
  • Frequency range: 4.5Hz to 500Hz
  • Low frequency response: 0.3Hz (with alternative geophone)
  • Operating temperature: -5°C to +60°C
  • Dimensions: 178 x 156 x 75 mm
  • Casing: IP66 die cast aluminium
  • Battery power: 2 x Lithium D Cell

Features and benefits
Other applications

Ground Vibration Monitoring with the RDL//Vibe

Live Ground Vibration Data with CDLSmartHub

Live Ground Vibration Data - Anytime, Any Device

Remotely monitor ground vibration levels from multiple sites, buildings or locations on a single online platform called the CDLSmartHub.

The CDLSmartHub is accessible from any smart phone, tablet, laptop or PC without having to install software or apps.

From the CDLSmartHub you can manage all system settings including: sampling and reporting periods and geophone thresholds, manage user accounts, view raw data, visualise data in graph format or download the data for external use.

Read more about the CDLSmartHub

Email and SMS Trigger Alarms

Instant email and SMS alerts when alarm thresholds are triggered by ground vibrations. Alert your key people to potentially dangerous ground vibration levels, allowing immediate remedial action to be taken to minimise vibration impact on neighbouring property.

Administrators can manage who receives alerts by email and SMS ensuring your key people have the information they need to make decision in real time - not hours, days or weeks after the damage is done.

Vibration monitoring alarm trigger

The company we keep

"It was invaluable in ensuring that we closely reviewed the piling operation and that it did not impact on the neighbouring community. The data that was captured and recorded also has provided us with transparent information which coupled with pre commencement surveys confirmed that the whole operation was carried out with no impact to the neighbouring properties. We would highly recommend your product and would not hesitate to use it again" - Managing Director, Construction Company

“The system was able to find mobile network coverage with ease by using roaming sims that offer an uninterrupted supply of data” - Vibration Monitoring Consultant

“The ability to remotely access live motion data from this iconic landmark, and to be able to change the threshold at which we acquire such data has been a tremendous asset for our research project” - Associate Professor, Plymouth University's School of Marine Science and Engineering

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