It’s been a great summer for Valarm with a lot of interest shown at our booth in the startups island at the Esri International User Conference. We’ve seen that remote environmental monitoring of gases, water levels, flooding, plus outdoor and indoor air quality (IAQ) makes for excellent, affordable applications of Valarm. More and more Valarm is used for mobile data acquisition using any sensor in the Valarm store, e.g., temperature, humidity, CO2 and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). There’s also been an increase in using Valarm for specialized tracking with additional sensor information such as cold chain tracking, snowplows, refuse trucks, and other municipal vehicles.
The major new feature in this version is the addition of a custom, detailed configuration for SMS/text and email triggers. This feature allows you to select which sensors/thresholds trigger these outputs. For example, if you are monitoring a remote environment’s temperature and humidity at regular 5 minute intervals then you can choose to receive texts or emails only when temperature has gone above or below your selected threshold. This means you won’t get an SMS or email on each of the 5-minute interval triggers, however the interval trigger will still cause all your sensor values to be uploaded to Valarm Tools on the web so you can map, graph, download, analyze, slice and dice your data.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions or comments.