The Smart City of Virginia Beach in Virginia, USA, is on the beach.

Makes sense given the name, eh?

With water levels rising, cities near coast lines need flood monitoring systems to make sure communities and families are safe. Are you prepared for flooding emergencies resulting from storm surge, rain, or tides?

You’re seeing pictures here of flood monitoring systems deployed on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, in Smart Cities like Virginia Beach.

How do flood monitoring systems work?

Flood and water monitoring systems can measure water levels using ultrasonic depth sensors.

Ultrasonic sensors send out noise pulses, and based on the reflected signal, you know water levels in near real-time.

You can also use radar and other depth and level sensors and technologies, we’ll help you find the best fit for your scenario.

Now how do you and your community know what’s going on in the field, at remote locations? receives the GPS-tagged water sensor readings via any internet connectivity, like GSM cell network or WiFi.

You can upload water level measurements as often as you need them, like every minute or every half an hour.

On you’ve got all of your sensor data available for mapping, graphing, analysis, API forwarding, data download, and alerting via SMS text message and e-mail.

  • Has your organization, city, government agency or entity deployed flood monitoring systems around the community?
  • Are you ready to evacuate in an emergency?
  • Need to know when your water levels are rising?

Now you’ll get an e-mail alert sent to your phone and other devices, so you’ll know instantly, wherever in the world you are.

Flood warning systems are rapidly deployable and cost-effective.

These flood monitoring units can be mounted over bridges, rivers, streams, and anywhere else you need to install remote monitoring systems.

Early warning systems alert you of rising water levels so you, your family, and community continue to be safe from flood risks.

With you’ve got dashboards that are easy to manage and view. And it’s simple to do historical analysis since the history of all of the sensor measurements are saved in the cloud, which means you can access it from anywhere at any time.

You can see the diagram in this story that further explains the various nuts and bolts, inputs and outputs, which Storm Sense uses to forecasting flooding from storm surge, rain, and tide information:

That’s your overview of flood monitoring systems that measure water levels, and send alerts to keep you, your family, and your community safe. Are you ready for remote water monitoring systems?

If you’ve got any questions, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us via e-mail at

Or pick up your phone and give us a ring at 424.442.0963 to chat more about remote monitoring systems.

Note: Huge thanks go out to Derek Loftis from Virginia, folks like Sridhar at City of Virginia Beach, Oceaneering, and the StormSense inundation forecasting research initiative, for the gorgeous photos of the flood monitoring systems deployed in the field! These flood warning systems have also been mentioned in excellent articles on Route FiftyGCN, and State Scoop.


What do you do now?

Smart Cities like Virginia Beach and Newport News have deployed flood warning systems like you see in the photos. Does your organization need to better monitor floods, water levels, and other environmental factors?

Whether you need to monitor water, air quality, bridges, hydraulics, fleet vehicles with industrial equipment, machinery, trucks, trailers, flood monitoring systems, or anything else, we’re happy to help your organization monitor anything, anywhere.

Who uses for remotely monitoring Industrial IoT sensors? Take a gander at our Customer Stories page.

You’ll find examples of how is used by various industries to remotely monitor things like:

Since is an open platform, your organization can remotely monitor sensors made by just about any hardware manufacturer around the world. You can use sensor adapter standards (like RS-232, Modbus, 4-20mA, Serial, 0-10V, SPI, and PWM) to cost-effectively monitor sensors made by any company. Below are a few favorites our customers like to use:

How can you, your teams, and your organization improve operations and benefit from effective Industrial IoT applications?

Use custom Web Dashboards to remotely monitor your sensor systems from any of your devices, like phones or tablets.

We’re happy to help your organization deploy your most effective remote monitoring systems for your specific needs.

Please don’t hesitate to Talk To Us at if you’ve got any questions.