Valarm Press Kit

Lorenzo Gonzalez, CEO & Edward Pultar, PhD, President                                FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

info@valarm.net                                                                                              April 9, 2014

California, USA

Valarm ( http://www.valarm.net ) was born when Lorenzo (Founder, CEO) woke up one morning to discover his precious, customized motorcycle had been stolen by professional thieves. Originally Valarm was conceived as an affordable and accessible theft-prevention and vehicle tracking device which Lorenzo would use himself to protect his replacement bike. Apparently thieves frequently check back after successfully stealing one vehicle: they know the owner has insurance and will eventually get a new one!  Although it is still an excellent theft tracking solution, today Valarm has evolved into a general purpose platform for remote environmental monitoring, mobile data acquisition, and asset/vehicle tracking.

Valarm is an Android mobile app and integrated suite of web-based tools that will track almost anything via GPS, and remotely monitor almost any environment via built-in and external sensors. Commercial fleet managers use Valarm as a vehicle or container-tracking device with additional sensor information. Scientists use it as a remote environmental monitor (e.g., indoor air quality, IAQ) or mobile data acquisition platform. Consumers can use Valarm to track down their lost or stolen property, by configuring it as a motion-sensing or sound-sensing, GPS-enabled, anti-theft alarm and tracking device, or a powerful property monitor.  Hobbyists can also use Valarm to monitor homes, gardens, aquariums, aquaponics or hydroponics. Farmers use it to remotely monitor their crops. Schools and businesses use it to monitor indoor air quality (IAQ, CO2 and VOCs) and improve decision-making and creative abilities. Get Valarm compatible sensors at shop.valarm.net.

Valarm also integrates with externally connected sensor hardware (via USB or Bluetooth) to record environmental and/or mechanical factors including, but not limited to:

The Valarm-equipped Android device can immediately distribute configurable alerts via SMS/text, email, and the web.

Android and the flood of powerful, inexpensive Android devices create an opportunity for extremely useful, connected remote monitoring applications. Whether running on phones or tablets, a small, mobile, energy-efficient, and highly compute-capable platform such as Android is a very compelling platform for mobile data acquisition and remote environmental monitoring. Connected via cellular or WiFi, Valarm-equipped Android tablets and phones easily create the powerful “sensor-web” long dreamed-of by academia and research organizations, manufacturing, food & chemical storage, farms, and even hobbyists.

In other words, you can configure Valarm to send a text, email, or post to your account on http://tools.valarm.net, when any sensor is triggered by your settings, for example:

 

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Install Valarm app from Play store.

Valarm monitors everything using a mobile device’s built-in and external sensors via USB and Bluetooth.

Use Valarm Tools Cloud for your analysis and mapping. Download your data or share your real-time sensor with Valarm’s APIs.

App home screen

Settings

Built-in sensors

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Valarm sensor data geo-tagged and uploaded to Valarm Tools Cloud.

 

 

Valarm Sensor Data: CO2 ppm levels

Valarm sensor data: CO2 ppm levels

 

Valarm Tools analytical mapping: helicopter path

 

Valarm Tools sensor data graph

 

 

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