Maintaining a stable temperature and humidity is critical to IT system reliability. Temperature sensors should be placed on individual racks to measure the heat generated by equipment and near the air-conditioning system’s vents to measure efficiency. A significant temperature change could be disastrous for a datacenter or server room due to the sensitivity of server equipment.
A datacenter that is too dry will result in the build up of static electricity on the systems. Too humid and corrosion will start slowly damaging your equipment, resulting in permanent equipment failures.
The damage that results from leaking or sweating pipes, air-conditioning, clogged drains, ruptured storage tanks, temperature or humidity extremes can be absolutely devastating. Water sensors should be placed at the lowest point on the floor, near air-conditioners and near walls that feature water pipes, junctions and bends.
Should a building ventilation system fail, temperatures in a datacenter or server room can rise quickly, impeding server performance and possibly leading to overheating shutdowns or hardware damage. Set up the smoke alarms directly into the climate monitoring and alerting system.
Almost any datacenter or server room is equipped with batteries that kick in when the main power supply goes out. However, knowing when this occurs is another matter. Monitor voltage presence and arrange for an orderly shutdown of IT equipment in case of loss of power.
Dry Contact sensors can connect to burglar alarms, fire alarms or any application that requires monitoring. Dry contact sensors are user definable and can be used to detect many different inputs such as UPS status, security systems and air-conditioning status.
The internal light level sensor of the Senturion is great for ensuring that your datacenter or server room remains void of personnel at night or other times of the day when you expect that the light levels of the room will be pitch black or near dim. Setting a nighttime alert to let you know when someone kicks on the lights at night could help catch an intruder.
Motion sensors can detect unintentional wrongdoing by personnel and/or unauthorized or forced entry into the datacenter or server room with malicious intent.
Dry contact sensors detect the opening and closing of a door. Sensors should be installed near main entry ways and included on the doors of servers and cabinets. Managers can configure alerts to account for unusual activities.
Sensatronics provides a comprehensive solution for temperature and environmental monitoring. From our quick installation to alert messaging, your valuable data will be protected 24×7. Read below for an overview of our tried and true process.
Install & Configure
Our Quick Installation process takes less than 17 minutes from start to finish. Simply mount your monitor, connect and run the probes to their monitoring point destination, connect the power and network cables and then configure your monitor. It’s that easy!
Once your system is up and running, you will be ready to monitor a variety of environmental, power and security conditions, including temperature, humidity, power, light, motion and more. Detect threats in your datacenter before they result in disaster!
Sensatronics monitors are equipped with both internal and external probes, making it easy to monitor multiple hot spots. Built-in temperature, humidity and airflow sensors unique to the Senturion also reduce the hassle of extra wiring for a neat and clean solution.
The Senturion logs both environmental data (from the probes) and system events. The data logs are helpful to quickly review what may have led up to and event, or can be downloaded to an Excel spreadsheet for further analysis. The system events are helpful in providing a date/time stamped audit trail of alerts and changes to the unit configuration.
When you click on the probe reading you’ll get a quick history of what’s been happening recently. Along with the actual date/time stamped data, there’s also a trending graph for a quick visual of how quickly the event happened, which can be useful in diagnosing the source of the alert.
Our products send alert messages by phone, text or email to help you prevent disaster before it strikes. Set your own alert parameters based on temperature, humidity levels, motion and more – and then rest easy knowing Sensatronics is working for you around the clock.
All Sensatronics monitors have a web interface. The Senturion rackmount environmental monitor can either be used in standalone mode (i.e., no other software needed) or can be used in conjunction with your existing network monitoring application. All other monitors will require 3rd party software. A list of various monitoring applications that our customers have used over the years are listed below. If you don’t currently use any monitoring software call (800) 633-1033 and we’d be happy to discuss your application and decide on the best software for your application.
Kaseya Network Monitor
Advanced Host Monitor
Envmon for Big Brother
Solar Winds Orion
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“I was impressed with the simplicity of the solution, as well as the low cost. It was extremely affordable,’ says Serafin. Couple that with the risk of losing a refrigerator containing up to $10,000 worth of food and this simple solution could pay for itself with one alert. Sensatronics’ automated solutions have even been known to increase compliance to food safety and quality audits.”
- Tom Serafin, Director of Food Services for Concord Hospital
“We evaluated several monitors and bought a Sensatronics Senturion with eight temperature probes,” Valentin relates. “It was the most cost effective, had the shortest time to implement, and was as close to plug-and-play as possible. There were no gotchas. It’s a solid product.”
- Alex Valentin, Senior Engineer at Health Quest
“In the past, customers would notify us of a cable outage and we would dispatch techs to diagnose and resolve the problem. In this case, a Sensatronics temperature monitor alerted us to a potential problem that we were able to resolve before there was any disruption to service. The alert came in the form of a text message to the cell phone of one of our on-call techs.”
- Mike Lapadu, General Manager for Convergent Broadband Communications