Water Monitoring Systems

How do water monitoring systems work for you and your organization?

Watch the video above to learn more about how organizations use Tools.Valarm.net to remotely monitor water.

You’ll see customer deployments that use McCrometer flow meter sensors like the McCrometer McMag 3000 magnetic flowmeter.

Tools.Valarm.net is an open platform so you can use flowmeters made by any hardware manufacturer, like McCrometer and EKM Metering.


We’re here, ready to help you deploy your most effective water monitoring systems.

Please don’t hesitate to talk to me at Info@Valarm.net.

Video Voiceover / Transcript:

Howdy, this is Edward from Valarm.

Do you, your teams, or your organization need to remotely monitoring water resources or other fluids?

In this video you’ll learn how to use Tools.Valarm.net with remote water monitoring systems. You’ll see how to monitor flowmeters made by any sensor hardware manufacturer, like McCrometer or EKM Metering.

You’re seeing McCrometer magnetic flow meters in this example. Specifically the McMag 3000. Our customers also like to use mechanical flowmeters since they don’t require a battery and can be more reliable. Fortunately you can use just about any flow meter with Tools.Valarm.net so don’t hesitate to talk to me if you’ve got any questions on what will be best for your environment.

 The key components in this water monitoring system are the PWM sensor adapter for counting pulses, ticks, or spins of a flow meter, a Verizon CDMA 4G LTE router, flow meter, solar charge controller connected to battery and solar panel, and a sensor hub for sending sensor information to Tools.Valarm.net . Sensor hubs upload Industrial IoT (Internet of Things) sensor information via any connectivity, like WiFi, ethernet, or mobile cell network.

We’ll need to connect your flow meters to PWM sensor adapters so we can get water usage readings. You see there’s a McCrometer pulse output cable that we’ll attach to your PWM sensor adapters. Note that this flow meter is set to output a pulse or tick for every 10 gallons that flow by. Make sure you double check with your sensor manufacturer to know what they’ve configured your pulses for.

With the Mc Mag 3000 there are yellow and gray cable leads. You’ll connect your yellow lead to the ground connector on the PWM. And you’ll connect the gray wire to the middle connector channel input slot, the one that has the PWM sensor input icon. You’ll also need to use a wire to jump the PU or Pull Up channel and the PWM sensor input channel.

Once you’ve got your PWM sensor adapter connected to your flow meter, use Yoctopuce’s virtualhub software to set the PWM output type to edge count. Then after your Industrial IoT sensor hub is sending PWM flow meter pulse counts to Tools.Valarm.net , you can configure totalizers to monitor total water usage. Your totalizers keep track of a running total for each of your flowmeters.

That’s the quick and easy overview of connecting your flow meters to Tools.Valarm.net. Now you’re remotely monitoring water, fluids, groundwater and any other liquids.

Have a look at our blog and other videos for more on configuring alerts, warnings, analytics, predictions, pressure transducers, level sensors, and managing your organization’s water resources.

Monitor any brands of sensors with Tools.Valarm.net. For example, you can use In-Situ, McCrometer, Flowline, Senix, Campbell Scientific, or any other sensor manufacturers.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me at Info@Valarm.net if you’ve got any questions.