Would you like an easy-to-use, web-based dashboard to quickly show sensor information remote monitoring systems?

1 of our customers recently asked us to make a webpage including real-time wild fire risk on a map along with gauges and widgets with remote weather sensor data.

In the Valarm Web Dashboard screenshot you’ll see a web browser screenshot of the customer’s custom landing page. Each of the flag points is a Valarm remote monitoring station where Valarm is collecting various sensor data and sending it to Tools.Valarm.net.

The Valarm JSON APIs are called via JavaScript in this dashboard webpage and then visualized on Esri maps. You can use the polygon colors to distinguish the areas with more immediate fire danger:

  • Green – low wildfire risk
  • Yellow – moderate fire danger
  • Orange – high risk of wildfire
  • Red – extreme fire danger

Note: Are you a video visual learner? Watch this video tutorial to learn how your organization can use Valarm + Campbell Scientific solutions for your remote monitoring needs.

At each location there’s a Valarm box similar to what you see in the photo. The Valarm remote monitoring units can be powered via any power source and send remote sensor data to Tools.Valarm.net via any internet connectivity. In this case the telemetry deployments are solar-powered and send telemetry data to Tools.Valarm.net via AT&T’s cell network.

These Valarm monitoring boxes are deployed in Southern California where there’s a high risk of wildfire each year so you’ll see that current fire conditions are a critical part of this web dashboard.

The latest wildfire risk sensor measurements are integrated to color the polygon areas on the maps, which are also described at the top of each individual met station’s information page.

When you click a Valarm telemetry unit on the dashboard map you’ll see more info and the latest sensor data from that station. At these locations Valarm is monitoring the following environmental factors:

Campbell Scientific CS506-L Fire Risk Fuel Moisture SensorHow can you do this? (Note: you can always contact us at Info@Valarm.net if you’re in need of any assistance or advice with a remote monitoring deployment)

At each of these Valarm monitoring stations there’s a Valarm compatible sensor hub that connects to sensors from various hardware manufacturers.

In this case you’re seeing measurements from Vaisala and Campbell Scientific sensors (like the CS506-L fire fuel moisture sensor on the right) that are connected to a CR1000 data logger unit that sends its data to a Valarm sensor hub. The sensor hub then sends the sensor data to Tools.Valarm.net.

A key factor to note here is the open nature of Valarm and the fact that you can get your Campbell Scientific or any other sensor data to the cloud using your most convenient internet connectivity method. In some cases you might already have WiFi at the site so you can use that to save money and not have any additional data fees.

Or you can get a long range WiFi antenna and keep down your monthly costs that way, see this blog post write-up for more details on how to set up your own long range WiFi network. You can also use Valarm with ethernet or GSM cell networks. Valarm’s quite flexible so you really can use it to monitor anything, anywhere.

Quick Review / Summary

You can see each of the Valarm units on the map and when you choose a location you’ll see the latest sensor data and a graph with historical sensor data for your desired time range.  There’s an example of this in the screenshot with historical, temporal graphs of temperature, humidity, fuel moisture, wind speed, and barometric pressure.

Valarm is an open and flexible platform – your remote sensor is updated as often as you’d like. For this customer new telemetry data is being sent to Tools.Valarm.net via GPRS / GSM cell network every 15 minutes.

See some of the other Valarm Web Dashboards we’ve built for customers:

Also have a look at our additional Industrial Internet of Things / IoT Customer Success Stories.

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Note: Are you a video visual learner? Watch this video tutorial to learn how your organization can use Valarm + Campbell Scientific Data Logger solutions for your remote monitoring needs.

 


Questions?

Our customers monitor sensors made by various manufacturers like Flowline, Geokon, and Senix for telemetry, whichever hardware makes the most sense to use with our Tools.Valarm.net software.

We’re happy to help you, your teams, and your organization effectively monitor remote assets to save your time and money.

Whether it’s piezometers, water wells, tanks, levees, water levels & flood warning systems, vibrating wires under bridges, or anything else, we’ll work with you to deploy effective monitoring systems for your specific needs.

Please don’t hesitate to Contact Us at Info@Valarm.net if you or your organization need to remotely monitor anything, anywhere.