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MonnitSense Newsletter - December 2014
Featured Product

Monnit Wireless Temperature and Water Sensors

Monnit Temperature and Water Sensors

We are coming into that time of year, when the snow starts falling and temperatures start dropping. You will want to make sure that your heating and ventilation systems are working properly and efficiently. Monnit wireless temperature sensors can help you monitor various areas of your building, ensuring proper heating and minimizing the risk of damage from frozen pipes. Monnit wireless water detection sensors can help you catch water leaks as soon as they happen, allowing you to respond immediately if there is an issue. All Monnit wireless sensors come with FREE basic online sensor monitoring and alerting through the iMonnit Online Monitoring System which provides access to all of your sensor data and can alert you via SMS text or email if temperatures start getting too low.

Monnit Temperature and Water Detection Sensors
    • Monnit Wireless Temperature Sensors
    • Monnit Wireless Temperature Sensors with Probe
    • Monnit Wireless Water Detection Sensors

In this issue

What People are Saying

"From concept to deployment, using Monnit's OEM sensors made our last project the easiest and quickest we have ever done. Their customer support is top notch and most importantly, their stuff works like it should!"

– Kevin, K., Minnesota

Glimpse of the future
We Listened!

Monnit Introduces New Voice and
Direct SMS Text Notifications

Monnit Introduces New Voice Call and Preimium Notifications Monnit is pleased to release a new feature to our iMonnit online sensor monitoring software. The newest feature provides the ability to receive sensor notifications via voice call or direct SMS text. In order to use the new notification types, you will need to purchase notification credits through your iMonnit portal or the Monnit website. If purchased through the Monnit web store, you will receive an activation code which can be redeemed under the "My Account" section of your iMonnit Portal. Standard SMS and email notifications will continue to be included with all accounts for free.

Voice Notifications
    • System calls to any cellular or landline phone
    • Audible description of sensor, reading and notification
    • Can be used for any type of notification from iMonnit

Direct SMS Notifications
    • Sent from a dedicated text service to ensure timely delivery
    • Can be sent to any cellular phone regardless of carrier

Credit usage is based on location and cellular carrier. Notification credits start at $10 for 100 Credits.

Purchase Credits From the Monnit Web Store »
Learn How to Use Voice Notifications in iMonnit »

Web Special
Monnit Web Special

Glimpse of the future

Crystal Ball

Let's Take a Look in Our Crystal Ball to See What the Future Holds at Monnit

Monnit's development team is hard at work developing new wireless sensors. Working with our customers, we were able to identify the need for an upgrade of one of our most popular sensors. We are currently working on a new water sensor that uses a permeable sheath braided wire rope to detect water presence at any point along the distance of the wire. This provides flexibility and reliability when trying to detect water presence before it can cause any damage. This sensor is useful for covering large areas where you are worried about water leaking in. The water rope sensor will be available with a basic 10 foot rope and can be expanded up to 300 feet in 10 foot increments. This new addition to the Monnit product lineup will be available in the near future. If you would like to learn more about the new sensor or be notified when it is available, please email us at sales@monnit.com.

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Application of the Month

Frozen Pipes

Using Temperature Sensors to Prevent Frozen Pipes and Water Sensors to Detect Plumbing Leaks.

As we are in the thick of winter now, we are receiving a lot of calls requesting our wireless temperature and water sensors for use in both commercial and residential properties to help minimize the potential for damage due to frozen water lines.

When water freezes it expands putting pressure on pipes, valves, tubing, and hoses. The result is often costly and very time consuming to fix. In a matter of minutes a one-eighth inch crack can release 250 gallons of water and disrupt your life in ways you never imagined. It is always smart to insulate pipes that are exposed and where possible, turn off water lines and drain pipes that are not in use. However, these precautions are not always feasible and do not always work.

So, how do you ensure that your pipes don't reach freezing temperature and know if there has been a break? We recommend using Monnit's affordable wireless temperature sensors and wireless water sensors to monitor the temperatures around your water pipes and know immediately if there is a broken pipe leaking. There are no wires to worry about, and the setup process is amazingly simple.

Temperature Sensors Monitor temperatures to prevent freezing pipes.
Water Detection Sensors Detect the immediate presence of water or leaks.

Enjoy the winter holidays without worrying about the potential damage of broken water pipes.

Learn More About Wireless Sensor Solutions for Monitoring Frozen Pipes »

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Monnit Cellular Gateways now work with Sprint

Tech Tip of the Month

by The WiSe Guys

WiSe Guys

How to Replace the Batteries in Your Monnit Wireless Sensors

The following steps will guide you through the process of changing the batteries of you Monnit wireless sensors when they become depleted.

Changing Batteries in Monnit Coin Cell Powered Sensors

With our standard sensors, once the coin cell battery has been depleted, you can change the battery by peeling the sticker away from the battery slot then use a paper clip or small screwdriver to push the battery out and replace with a new CR2032 coin cell battery. Make sure to orient the new coin cell battery with the positive (+) side facing the bottom of the wireless sensor as shown in the illustration below.

Changing Batteries in Monnit Coin Cell Powered Sensors

Changing Batteries in Monnit AA Battery Powered Sensors and Monnit Wi-Fi Sensors

With AA battery type sensors, simply slide the battery compartment door open to access the batteries.

Changing Batteries in Monnit AA and Wi-Fi Sensors

Changing Batteries in Monnit Industrial Sensors

With an Industrial sensor, you will need to obtain a TADIRAN TL-2100/S from either Monnit or another industrial battery supplier. Note that a standard Energizer AA or Duracell AA DOES NOT have the voltage necessary to power the unit. The Tadiran TL-2100/S is NOT rechargeable. Once you have the proper battery, you will need to unscrew the four screws at the corners to access the battery clips inside. We encourage you to recycle all old batteries.

Changing Batteries in Monnit Industrial Sensors

For more information on using Monnit wireless sensors, visit the support section of our website.

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