Water monitoring systems tell you what’s going on in the field, at distant locations.
You can monitor any number of environmental factors like water levels, flow meters, groundwater usage, quality, and health.
You, your teams, and your organization may also want to control remote assets with things like actuators, switches, and relays on timers.
Industrial IoT makes it easy for you to manage what’s important to you. In this article, you’ll see 1st hand how Tools.Valarm.net is used for water monitoring and automatic irrigation systems.
You can configure your monitoring systems exactly as you need. In this example, we’ll be talking mostly about agriculture, soil moisture, and temperature. However, these same technologies work with any industrial equipment, machinery, and assets you need to effectively measure and manage.
Your monitoring systems upload sensor readings and information as often as you need, e.g., once a minute or once an hour, depending on what you need to monitor.
Switches and equipment can be turned on and off as often as you need, e.g., turn on for 5 minutes every 4 hours.
In the photos you’re seeing a watering system that turns on the sprinkler irrigation at specified time intervals. This Industrial IoT water monitoring system also has 2 types of soil moisture sensors made by different hardware manufacturers, like the Decagon GS3.
Tools.Valarm.net is an open platform compatible with sensors made by any sensor maker from anywhere in the world. So you can custom configure your monitoring systems to do exactly what you need to do. To get an idea, here are key components used in these water monitoring units:
- Actuator relay switch sensor adapters connected to drip solenoids
- Knob resistance sensors connected to electrical resistance soil moisture sensors
- Serial TTL UART sensor adapters connected to Decagon GS3 soil moisture sensors
- Sensor hubs (GSM cell network, ethernet, or WiFi)
- Solar charge controllers
- Sealed lead acid batteries
- Solar panels
You can see the water monitoring system in the photos, as well as the the water sprinklers that water the plants at custom time intervals, for user defined periods of time.
In the screenshots from Tools.Valarm.net, you’re looking at the sensor measurements reported by the soil moisture sensors, like:
You probably already see how remote monitoring systems help you, your teams, and your organization to do things like:
Take a gander at our Customer Stories page to see more remote monitoring and Industrial IoT applications like:
- Water Well Monitoring – water levels, flow meters, and water usage
- Tank Monitoring – volumes and levels
- Noise / Sound – Weather and CH4 / Methane gas
- Flood Warning Systems – monitoring storm surge, rising tides, and water levels
How do you quickly and easily manage what’s most important for you? Have a look at our Web Dashboards to see how organizations, in various industries like yours, utilize custom dashboards to improve business operations.
We love to share our experiences and knowledge we’ve learned from years of helping our customers with their remote monitoring needs.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us at Info@Valarm.net if you’ve got any questions.