On-demand reports, converting sensor readings into powerful information
Create, customise and share reports
Unlike conventional data collectors typically found on 3rd party hardware, OmniWatch archives all monitored readings in perpetuity for future reference; turning sensor data into powerful management reports.
OmniWatch makes interpreting data meaningful and is incredibly easy to use.
Bite size on-demand reporting
OmniWatch's on-demand reports convert real-time sensor readings and equipment metrics into handy bite sized or custom designed time frames.
Sensor readings are grouped together and compared for like-for-like sensor types regardless of the origin of the data. For instance, temperature readings from climate monitors, UPSs, intelligent power strips and other third party equipment can be compared against each other to identify unusual thermo-activity or to ensure the monitored kit is harmonised.
OmniWatch's reports provide meaningful insight and trend analysis.
Example uses of OmniWatch's on-demand reports:
- Measuring efficiency gains
- Applying active load balancing policies
- Achieving Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
- Assisting planned maintenance programs
- Protecting equipment warranties
- Forecasting pinch points that may impact business uptime
Studying trend data within the reports can be influential in future proofing the monitored area. For example, by studying the power load of individual power strips can assist in proactive load balancing projects; or by checking the cooling efficiency of air conditioning units can help maintenance processes or provide valuable information to support equipment upgrades.
Included within on-demand reports is a summary of every monitored condition with a record of:
- Maximum reading
- Minimum reading
- Average reading
- Number of readings
- How many alarms have been generated per sensor
Any alarms for sensors or equipment are recorded within the reports and each alarm can be interrogated via a link showing each one in detail, including:
- Who were sent the alarms
- Which alarm stage they reached
- Who, within the team, reacted to the alarm
It's important to keep a track on any changes to the set-up of OmniWatch. These are recorded in the change logs. All adjustments are date and time stamped together with cataloging the reason for the amendment and who applied them.
This is crucial to understanding why modifications have been applied; from simply amending the high temperature alarm point of a temperature sensor to tracking a rota change of a member of staff. All alterations are captured within the relevant report.
Spook creates an installation plan for each monitored location or piece of equipment. These are published within each on-demand report for easy identification where sensors are installed for early remedial intervention.
An on-demand report is normally associated with a physically monitored location or piece/pieces of equipment. Because OmniWatch extends monitoring to third party hardware, each piece of equipment is clearly listed for reference within the relevant reports.
Climate monitoring reports
Monitoring the environment of an area is typically associated with measuring temperature, humidity and dew point although this is often extended to monitoring water ingress and light levels too.
The types of equipment that have sensors associated with monitoring the environment are varied. For example, temperature monitoring can be measured by climate monitors, UPS systems, intelligent power strips, refrigerators, cooling systems and more; the list is considerable.
Usually being able to group and compare readings can be fragmented but with OmniWatch on-demand reports, the ability to compare, filter and study trend analysis across common sensor types is simple.
Each sensor source can be filtered to provide a focused comparison on common equipment types; for example, temperate sensors from cooling systems can be filtered as a subset of all temperature sensors.
|1||Rack Switch||Customer 1||On||1.6||4733|
|2||Mail Server||Customer 1||On||0.4||1448|
|3||Server 01||Customer 2||On||0.1||2383|
|4||Server 02||Customer 2||On||0.8||1825|
|5||Security Server||Customer 2||On||1.2||4001|
|7||Backup Server||Customer 3||On||1.2||4005|
|8||Rack UPS||Customer 3||On||0.7||1783|
Power metrics can be collected from various types of equipment such as intelligent PDUs, power meters, UPS systems and generators. When measuring power metrics, intuitive comparisons can be made for any type of power metric but the most common are:
Power efficiency and load balancing
By knowing the power consumption of kit in real-time and retaining those readings for trend analysis means true measurement of power loading can be achieved. It takes into account power burdens of equipment over time, this is especially useful for when heavy duty equipment that may be powered by cyclical or random use places stress on power resource.
This is helpful in applying active load balancing exercises in order to prevent power loss due to a circuit breaking or due to power overload.
The ability to unlock stranded power (spare capacity) is key to maximising power usage before having to invest in power expansion programs. It is surprising the amount of spare power that is available across a collection of intelligent power strips. This may be negligible on individual PDU’s however by calculating in real-time the spare capacity as a whole can be enlightening.
It's important to calculate stranded power after measuring power consumption over long time frames to take into account any intermittent power hungry equipment that may not be prevalent all the time. By knowing this means maximising stranded power can be achieved safely.
Custom user accounts
OmniWatch filters access rights to data for on demand reports based upon a users credentials. Where multiple locations, rooms or even sensor types are monitored the ability to grade the information a user has access to is important.
This means users only have access to data they are qualified to see making interdepartmental, regional or confidential reports accessible only to those individuals who are qualified to see them.
User defined timeframes
OmniWatch on-demand reports can be customised to cover any time frame that the user requires. Unlike most other monitoring solutions OmniWatch stores all sensor readings in perpetuity making analysis over long periods of time easily available.
Report time frames are pre-configured for immediate access.
- The last 2, 7 or 30 days
- Monthly reports
- Week/month to date
Users are also able to customise their own timeframe by selecting unique start and stop dates; this is especially helpful if there is a requirement to measure multiple months/years within a single report or focus the report to just a few hours.
Operating environmental conditions
One of the most common reasons for creating on-demand reports is for auditing purposes and for evidence that equipment types are being kept correctly within a manufacturers safety guidelines.
By ensuring manufacturers recommended operating levels are being maintained ensures longevity of the kit and warranties can be protected.
Exporting reports and data
OmniWatch reports are rich in detail and easy to use. Once a report has been generated it has a handy PDF export function.
However, sometimes there may be a requirement to export data into other applications. OmniWatch has export functions for other common data sharing applications such as CSV etc.
Get in touch with Spook
Please contact us if you wish for further information on how Spook can help with your environmental and power monitoring needs.