Remote Monitoring in Smart Buildings


Whether it is connecting CO2 monitors to control air ventilation, or monitoring temperature and humidity levels by zone, monitoring water and power usage, access controls, or managing UPS/Emergency generators, coolers, or other plant and equipment, with CDL remote monitoring and control systems the list is endless. We can link to existing BMS and create Building information models with 3d visualisations linking “at a click” to drill down data, configuration settings, alarms, audit trails etc.

IIPSI 3D Model

This is a 3D model, with a traffic light code system visualising live environmental and other building management data, of Warwick University's prestigious, IIPSI building, the International Institute of Product and Service Innovation.

(Click on the image to view the live interactive model)

All of this knowledge is available on line and real time via any web enabled device from anywhere in the world using the CDL SmartHub.

If you are responsible for multiple buildings – whether across a single site or scattered around the globe - we can integrate the data and present a unified dashboard for you to manage your assets and your people.

Parameters measured:

  • Ambient temperature and Relative Humidity (RH)
  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • Tilt
  • CO2
  • Water Quality
  • Air Quality
  • Power (gross, sub meter, or device level)
  • Vibration
  • Equipment status (Digital, analogue, serial, and various other communications protocols)

Products you might be interested in

RDL1000 temperature humidity and moisture monitoring for water damage restoration


Specifically for the Damage Restoration industry these units offer the best in class performance, with long range, robust construction, ultimate low signal connectivity, local data security, 2 way comms to all sensosrs to control configurations from the SmartHub. User definable mobile friendly dashboards covering cycle times, traffic light drying conditions, drying reference sensors and more.

Nano & NanoULTRA

The RDL//nano and NanoULTRA provide robust, instrument grade platforms for M2M / IoT monitoring and control. The NanoULTRA has world beating low power consumption for extended life in the field, and also has on board “flight recorder”. Both units have multiple i/o and communications options and Firmware Over The Air.

RDLvibe building vibration monitoring


The RDL//Vibe is a remote 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.

RDL Client-THR Product Image 300x300 Transparent


The RDL//Client-THR is a distributed measurement system ideally suited for monitoring of building material moisture content levels.

The product is hardwired and multi dropped so battery life is not an issue for systems which are embedded into the fabric of buildings.

Case studies

Californian Skyscraper goes smart

So says Naomi Climer in her interview for the BBC’s LIfe Scientific on 16th February 2016. She is the President of the Institute of Engineering and Technology, and talks refreshingly about the “How cool is this?” aspect of The Internet of Things. She also says that Engineer’s shape society and “should be treated like rock stars”

We couldnt agree more!

Remote environmental monitoring at Westminster Hall

Remote Monitoring at Westminster Hall

The oldest building in the parliamentary estate, Westminster Hall, is now equipped with state-of-the-art environmental monitoring equipment by Caption Data.

Westminster Hall is home to the largest medieval timber roof in Northern Europe. Measuring 21m by 73m (68ft by 240ft) and some 30m tall, the roof was commissioned in 1393 by Richard II, and is still standing.

The system that never sleeps (Published by Institute of Asset Management)

Hevasure Ltd have partnered with Caption Data since they began offering an innovative service that protects expensive HVAC assets and reduces risk by continuously monitoring the parameters that cause corrosion and system failure.

Steve Munn, Managing Director at Hevasure said, “Hevasure have partnered with Caption Data Limited in developing a revolutionary HVAC monitoring service. Using the Caption Data Nano data loggers coupled with our high quality sensors, we are able to remotely and continuously record data on important aspects of HVAC systems. This not only prevents failures but provides FM companies and installers with proof that they have maintained their client’s systems during their watch, thus stopping unfair litigation. Read the article in the May edition of Assets (The institute of Asset Management magazine) written by Jonathan Penn of Caption Data.”

How can we help you?

So whether you are an equipment supplier, Site manager, Energy manager or consultant, FM company, or Building M&E consultants, we can probably help… why not contact us to discuss how we can help.

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