***Note: the article down below is from our legacy Android app. We recommend you use dedicated Valarm connector devices, like WiFi or GSM sensor hubs for your Industrial IoT, water, remote monitoring, telemetry, and sensor deployments. Dedicated sensor hubs are more reliable, readily available, cost-effective, and flexible than Android phones or tablets.
You can use Valarm Industrial IoT, telemetry and remote sensor monitoring solutions with any of the following connector devices:
Valarm sensor data is GPS-tagged, time-stamped, and sent to Valarm Tools Cloud / tools.valarm.net via any internet connectivity like WiFi, ethernet, or cell network. With Valarm Tools Cloud you’ll find services for mapping, graphing, and APIs to help you with your real-time, geo-enabled sensor monitoring and Industrial IoT solutions.
Have a look at our Customer Stories page for stories, use cases, remote monitoring, telemetry, + Valarm Industrial IoT applications.
Also see Valarm’s Web Dashboards for Remote Monitoring, Telemetry, Sensors & Industrial IoT.
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Valarm compatible sensors are available at shop.valarm.net.
This video shows you how easy it is for you to do Industrial IoT, remote and mobile temperature monitoring with the Valarm app. You can buy a Valarm compatible temperature sensor at shop.valarm.net. In addition to the ambient temperature sensor there’s these other sensors available:
- Meteo weather sensor that includes relative humidity and barometric pressure
- Thermocouple temperature sensor for point temperatures.
You can purchase a Y-cable to connect your USB OTG sensor to your Android device at the same time as charging:
- Y-cable for USB OTG + Charging with Sony Android devices
- Y-cable for USB OTG + Charging with Samsung Android devices
Video Transcript / VO:
The Valarm app runs on Android devices and is compatible with a variety of sensors (via USB OTG & Bluetooth) and integrates with the Valarm Tools Cloud website. We recommend using a dedicated device you can leave in the field for your scenario. This is a USB temperature sensor made by Yoctopuce. The plastic enclosure has vents as well as holes for easy mounting your sensor on various surfaces. We also use double stick tape or adhesive-backed velcro since the sensor is really light.
For you to do remote temperature monitoring you first get the Valarm Pro app from the Google Play store. Once you’ve installed the Valarm Pro app plug in your sensor and launch Valarm. I’m using a Y cable here that allows you to charge a phone at the same time as talking to USB (OTG) devices like sensors. You can get one at shop.valarm.net.
Now go to the All Settings screen and click Yoctopuce then Yocto-Meteo and Light. Turn on Yoctopuce sensors at the top if you haven’t already. Use the Scan All button to see what the current environment is like. Use the sliders to set the maximum and minimum temperature values. If the temperature goes above the maximum or below the minimum you will trigger an alert, which you can monitor and view on Valarm Tools web maps and receive the alert in a text message.
You can go back to the settings screen and turn on the interval timer to trigger alerts at your desired time intervals, for example every 15 minutes.
To see your sensor data uploaded to the web watch Valarm’s video on web integration and linking your device to http://tools.valarm.net ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qcAvtSR-vU ) .
Now you can set up SMS or text message alerts by going to SMS/Remote Control settings. Turn on SMS alerts at the top of the screen. If you do Custom SMS alerts you can choose which Valarm sensor triggers will send you text messages. This is useful if you want to have the interval timer record your environment’s temperature every 15 minutes and upload your sensor data to the web but at the same time you only want to receive a text message when the temperature goes above 100 degrees. You do that by only checking the Ambient Temp checkboxes in the custom list and leaving the interval timer box unchecked.
Back on the main SMS settings page you can set an SMS throttle which allows you to set the maximum rate at which the device will send you messages. Click any of the question mark buttons throughout the app to learn more about that feature. Enter up to 3 phone numbers to receive Valarm alerts.
At the bottom of this screen you’ll also see the remote control settings where you can set a password for remotely controlling your Valarm device by text message. For example you can send your device a text message to arm or disarm at any time. See the Valarm remote text message / SMS control page for more commands.
Now you’re good to go so go back to the home screen and arm Valarm.
Once Valarm is armed your device is monitoring the temperature sensor. If the temperature goes above your custom maximum or below your minimum then a text message will be sent with the temperature and current location of the Valarm-equipped device. Here I’ve breathed my hot air onto the temperature sensor and triggered a max temperature alert on the dedicated Valarm device. I receive a text message alert on my personal phone that tells me the temperature has gone above 75 degrees fahrenheit and the location where this happened. You can get more info about this at http://www.valarm.net and if you have any questions or comments email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .