Environment Monitoring

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Environment Monitoring

EventSentry can monitor temperature, humidity, motion, smoke and water through external sensors attached to the serial port. The hardware sensors are sold separately and can either be obtained from http://www.netikus.net (if you are located in the US) or directly from PCMeasure in Germany if you are located outside the US.

 

The following features are available and are configured through the Environment option of the management application. All alerts generated by the environment monitoring feature are written to the Application event log.

 

EventSentry currently only supports sensors from PCMeasure, and some of the supported sensors require additional hardware. The table below outlines the requirements:

 

Sensor Description

Manufacturer

Model Number

Connectors on

sensor

Requires USB port

Requires serial port

Requires adapter

(RJ-45 to serial)

Requires driver software (included)

Temperature / Humidity (serial port)

30106

9-pin serial, USB

yes, for power

yes

no

no

Temperature / Humidity (USB)

30602

USB

yes

no

no

yes

Temperature

30101

RJ-45

yes, for power

yes

yes

no

Humidity

30103

RJ-45

yes, for power

yes

yes

no

Water

30115

RJ-45

yes, for power

yes

yes

no

Smoke

30111

RJ-45

yes, for power

yes

yes

no

Motion

30114

RJ-45

yes, for power

yes

yes

no

 

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On all sensors/adapters except for sensor 30602, the USB connectors are only used to draw power. Data from the sensors is transmitted via the serial port. In order to use the sensors, you have to connect both the USB and the serial connector.

 

For sensors requiring adapters (see right column "Requires adapter"), the following serial adapters exist. Each adapter as one 9-pin serial and one USB port, as well as one or more RJ-45 connectors to connect the actual sensors.

 

Adapter Description

Manufacturer

Model Number

Number of RJ-45

connectors

1-port serial adapter

30201

1

2-port serial adapter

30203

2

4-port serial adapter

30205

4

 

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Sensor connected to the serial adapters must be unique; you cannot currently attach one sensor type more than once on the same computer. You can only connect one 4-port serial adapter at one time.

 

Temperature Monitoring

 

Alert when the temperature is outside a configured range

Record temperature in database, view historical data web reports

Fahrenheit / Celsius support

 

Temperature + Humidity Monitoring

 

Alert when the humidity is outside a configured range

Record humidity in database, view historical data with web reports

 

Motion Sensors

 

Alert when motion is detected

Records motion activity in database

Requires serial adapter

 

Smoke Sensor

The smoke sensor is attached to the serial port and can alert you whenever smoke is detected.

 

Water Sensor

The water sensor is attached to the serial port and can alert you whenever water is detected.

 

Please see the next chapter for more information on the configuration of various sensors.