Your water levels are rising. This means more probabilities of dangerous storm surge. How do you, your teams, your organization, and your community effectively monitor water levels?
That’s what we’ll be talking about in this write-up. Specifically, this story is about additional flood warning systems integrating Tools.Valarm.net, which have been deployed in Virginia.
What are flood warning systems?
Flood warning systems monitor water levels with Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) sensors.
They are the monitoring systems you see in the photos here that upload water level measurements at regular time intervals, as often as needed, to Valarm Tools Cloud.
The water monitoring systems you see in the photos here are deployed around the city of Virginia Beach, Virginia, on the east coast of the USA. You’ll see that your flood warning systems can be deployed just about anywhere – bridges, barges, ports, marinas, rivers, and other bodies of water.
We work closely with our customers to make sure that their remote monitoring systems are as flexible as possible. Our customers often request additional software features that we implement, like JSON APIs with custom column field name outputs.
Flood monitoring systems can use a variety of sensor hardware manufacturers and brands. Depending on your deployment scenario, you may use a combination of sensors and technologies like ultrasonic, pressure transducers, and radar level sensors.
These solar-powered flood warning systems include a variety of hardware, including the following key Industrial IoT and hardware components:
- Ethernet sensor hubs
- 4-20 mA sensor adapters
- Volt sensors for monitoring solar panels and health of batteries
- Senix Tough Sonic and Flowline level sensors (ultrasonic and radar)
- Arduinos for power management – wakes flood monitoring systems up as often as needed, e.g., every 6 minutes, takes a reading, then puts the whole system to sleep to conserve battery life
- Verizon 4G LTE Digi Modems for uploading sensor info to Tools.Valarm.net (see here for flood warning systems that use GSM mobile cell phone networks)
A large thank you goes out to Sridhar at City of Virginia Beach, Derek at StormSense & Virginia Institute of Marine Science at the College of William & Mary, the folks at Oceaneering, and Tammie at City of Newport News for their contributions to flood monitoring systems.
And thanks to you for reading.
Whether you need to monitor flooding, water wells, levees, bridges, or noise, take a gander at our Customer Stories page and our Web Dashboards to see how your organization can rapidly deploy monitoring systems to improve your business operations, while saving your time, and your money.
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at Info@Valarm.net.