Remote Monitoring for Facilities Management, Site Management & Building Automation Systems
We put together all the elements of remote monitoring systems to give you quick to implement systems that are quick to pay for themselves.
Our Wireless sensor networks will work with your existing BMS [Building Management System] or if there isn’t a BMS they can create a quick, light touch BMS. You can easily & quickly add in a wide variety of sensor inputs and monitor data… energy, temperature and humidity, CO2, Lux , machine data, water quality.
So whether it is energy management, or environmental conditions, public health issues, data centre monitoring, or PFI compliance, you can turn any building into a smart building!
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Our system hardware is robust, “light touch” and autonomous, so installation is simple. In a matter of minutes you will have data going seamlessly and securely to the cloud and to your own dedicated SmartHub where you can manage your asset portfolio, react to events, increase your effectiveness and efficiency, get your staff to set thresholds and react to alerts by email or SMS to unlimited recipients.
You can see all of your data from the SmartHub via superb dashboards. Starting with the maps showing geo-location status markers of your assets and 3d virtual buildings, and other tools instantly alerting you to issues, they allow drill down to data. Making your buildings and assets truly “smart”.
How Do We Achieve this Alternative Building Management System (or BMS)?
1. Data Acquisition
CDL’s battery wireless sensors from the RDL//1000 family monitor data over a wide area [up to 1km diameter circle] for energy [including sub metering], temperature & humidity, CO2, and any analogue or digital input from commercial sensors/instruments. They are simple to install, discreet, and have battery life of many years.
CDL’s world beating Universal RTU the NanoULTRA offers universal connectivity with every permutation covered [4 x analogue, 4 x digital i/o’s, serial, on board CANbus and GPS] and the lowest power consumption of any GSM based Remote Telemetry Unit. So whether it is plant and machinery data, specialist instrumentation or standard sensors in difficult locations… or any combination of those… we can connect you. “From any thing to the CDL SMartHub”
2. Wireless Remote Communication to the Cloud
We will work with you to decide which of the following are most appropriate to your facilities Management situation or application:
GSM [SIM card]– is still by far the most popular for connecting your smart buildings, energy and asset management systems to the cloud. Why? Its near universal, robust, autonomous, secure & cost effective.
Wifi – is available but in many B2B situations it creates as many problems as it solves, with issues around, administration, wifi up time, problems of responsibility [whose routers, passwords, who resets, etc], as well as security issues.
Whitespace – This system works well in centres of population and for low volumes of data and high volumes of installations, and is low cost and robust.
3. CDL SmartHub - Your Online Data Analysis Portal
Whatever the data source – an existing BMS system, a wireless network measuring Room Temperature & Humidity together with energy and CO2 [say], plant and machinery data, or all of these. And whether it’s a single site or multiple sites, in a single country or multiple locations, the SmartHub is where you manage you assets, organise your operations, monitor your compliance, automate alerts where conditions are breached, visualise both your operational and financial performance and your return on investment.
See examples of live data for:
Energy monitoring – and how this builds into your energy management system
Temperature & Humidity monitoring – see how your building performs as a green building
3D smart building visualisation, driven from real time data
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