Spook understands not every company has an engineer available to set up complicated systems and make sure everything is functioning correctly.
VIGIL+ arrives pre-configured and have on-board on/off switches making installation extremely easy. Just turn on the kit and access the secure user dashboards from any internet enabled device.
Spook’s alarm escalation procedure is the most comprehensive in the industry. Alerts are sent in real-time to designated client staff. The alarm contact process is fully customisable and can be designed to vary how it contacts personnel throughout the day via any, or all, of the following methods; email, 2-way SMS and Text to Speech (TTS).
Text To Speech (TTS)
If the above methods of alarm communication fail then the alarm(s) will be escalated to Spook’s UK based 24/7 call centre. An agent is tasked with calling emergency staff on alternative mobile phones and/or landlines to ensure they are aware of the alert. This activity is clearly reported in the individual alarm logs for future reference and analysis.
Each wireless sensor contains its own on-board memory. Readings are collected locally on the wireless sensor and constantly monitored for fluctuations.
If the readings are within the alarm notification levels they are passed to the VIGIL+ gateway every 10 minutes, this ensures maximum battery life is achieved.
However, if the reading is above or below the desired values the data is transmitted immediately via the VIGIL+ gateway to the off-site VIGIL+ servers.
When the sensor readings are received by Spook's servers they are compared against the relevant individual alarm settings.
If the readings are within the alarm value the data is stored for future reference.
If the readings are outside the alarm value VIGIL+ invokes the alarm escalation procedure.
By investing in wireless sensor technology the VIGIL+ installation is simple. Just position the sensors and turn them on for instant access to your secure internet dashboards.
With a wireless sensor battery life of 10 years or more, expensive battery replacement processes are a thing of the past. Go here to learn more.
|Measurement||Functionality||Sensor examples||Use cases|
|Proximity/Position||Detect and respond to angular or linear position of device||RFID, linear position sensors, GPS position sensors, location finding||Land management; natural resource/wildlife management; illegal activity tracking|
|Motion/Velocity/ Displacement||Detect movement outside of component within sensor range||Ultrasonic proximity, optical reflective sensors, Passive infrared (PIR), inductive proximity, accelerometers, gyroscopes||Emergency preparedness; land management; illegal activity tracking|
|Weather/Temperature||Detect amount of heat in different mediums and metrics||Thermometers, resistant temperature detectors, thermocouples, infrared thermometers||Water access; water treatment; agriculture; emer- gency preparedness; land management|
|Acoustic/Sound/Vibration||Detect decibel level sound or seismic disturbances||Seismography, firearm sensors, commercial security||Emergency preparedness; illegal activity tracking|
|Flex/Force/Pressure/Load||Detect force(s) being exerted against device||Pressure monitors, capacitive transducers, piezoresistive sensors, strain gauges||Natural resource management|
|Chemical/Gas/Electric||Detect chemical, gas, or electrical changes in composition of substance||DC/AC electrical current sensors, voltage transducers, smart home sensors, humidity monitoring||Agriculture; natural resource management; health; water treatment|
|Light/Imaging/Machine Vision||Detect color and light shifts through digital signaling||Real-time temperature monitoring (infrared)||Health|
Each wireless sensor has its own local data log and stores readings on-board. If there is no change to the sensor, readings are sent to VIGIL+ file-servers every 10 minutes. If there is a change to the sensor reading, the value is sent immediately.
This ensures the maximum battery life for each sensor is achieved.
Upon receipt of meaningful data changes VIGIL+ invokes the customer based emergency contact procedure 24/7.
VIGIL+ includes monitoring signal strength and battery status. This means the battery replacement procedure is achieved in an informed and simple way.
Over 70 different sensors that can be positioned anywhere up to 1,200 ft from the gateway.
VIGIL+ gateways come in varieties, ethernet and cellular. By using either means there is no requirement to install separate software at the customer location to achieve monitoring.
VIGIL+ Ethernet gateways allow wireless sensors to communicate with VIGIL+ dedicated remote file servers without the need for a PC. Simply provide power and plug the gateway into an open Ethernet network port with an internet connection. Connection is automatic providing the perfect hassle free service.
There is even a Power-Over-Ethernet (PoE) option to power the Ethernet gateway directly via an Ethernet port.
The VIGIL+ cellular gateway means wireless sensors can communicate with VIGIL+ file servers without the need for a PC. The cellular gateway has on-board backup batteries providing seamless communication for up to 24 hours if the mains power fails. This is the perfect solution for remote locations, or where an existing wired internet connection is not an option.
The cellular gateway's onboard batteries are also monitored together with battery level status to ensure users are aware when mains power has been lost and how much onboard battery life remains.
VIGIL+ uses roaming data SIMS in the cellular gateway locking onto the strongest signal service provider in a region. In the unlikely event a mobile network provider has an outage, the next service provider with the strongest signal is selected. The roaming data sims have over 80 mobile service providers available including EE, Vodafone, O2 and Three UK.
VIGIL+ is ideal for wireless remote monitoring anywhere but here are just a few industry examples
Unlike traditional data loggers or data sampling, VIGIL+ sensor readings are held in perpetuity. This means users can study trend data for longer periods. By providing perpetual data to study means a more accurate measurement can be applied.
Users are able to continually Measure, Analyse, Improve and Control. By understanding sensor behaviour over long periods of time means predictive and preventative modelling can be deployed.
Spook customers range from businesses that have already installed environmental hardware and network devices to organisations that are considering monitoring for the first time.
Either way Spook can help.