Reducing Environmental Damage Risk With Cloud Monitoring

By February 02, 2012
Keywords : Digital Working, America
businessman holding smartphone in server room

CloudHawk gives a centralized monitoring service to keep equipment safe. On-site sensors provide enterprises with remote alerts for changes in temperature, airflow and voltage.


Ontario-based Environmon, a division of Netmon Inc., just released a cloud-based environmental monitoring in the form of a subscription-based service called CloudHawk. Starting at $23 per month, businesses and consumers can remotely monitor many types of controlled conditions for temperature and humidity deviations, water leakage, airflow problems and other factors. If sensors detect any changes in conditions, CloudHawk sends a text or email alert.

Cloud monitoring could prevent costly damage by promptly alerting staff

While the system could be helpful for consumers who may want to monitor multiple properties, the service is optimized for enterprise use. CloudHawk may particularly impact telecommunications, cold storage and manufacturing. "Imagine being able to check the airflow in your server room, the temperature of your storage coolers, or the humidity of your rental property from any location.  At a glance you can see measurements sorted by location and get instant notification if a condition changes," says Netmon President and CEO Eric Lamoureux. "CloudHawk helps to prevent disastrous situations for business, and minimize costly downtime."

Users can check sensor status any time and configure custom alerts

Once CloudHawk sensor bundles have been installed directly on the premises, their status can be checked from a Web browser, mobile device or smartphone. All sensor devices configured for CloudHawk automatically send data to a dashboard on the monitoring site. Users can customize alerts based on individual preferences, and for example, Airflow drop alerts by email or text, but if Temperature/Humidity rises above a certain level, alert will be delivered via another chosen contact method. The various conditions that can be monitored mean that additional industries can benefit from the cloud - property managers can immediately respond to leaks or humidity changes, and restaurants or hospitality can assure proper temperatures and keep a data history to reduce liability. 

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