– Monnit’s low-cost, reliable sensors provide an immediate Return-On-Investment by saving thousands of dollars in costly repairs –
Kaysville, Utah – Feb. 2, 2011 – Monnit Corporation (www.monnit.com) announced today a strategic partnership with Florida based ICARE WIRELESS (Indoor Climate Alerting & Reporting Emails) to resell and install its wireless sensors to commercial property management companies across the United States.
ICARE Wireless has already sold and installed sensors to critical acclaim in fifty-seven buildings owned by one of the largest commercial property management companies in southeastern Michigan.
“We recognized a tremendous need for a wireless sensor that could help our commercial property management clients monitor everything from frozen pipes and boiler failure to water leaks and open doors,” said Paul MacDonald, CEO of ICARE. “We did our research and were blown away by Monnit’s ability to provide everything we want and need from a wireless sensor. Our first client installation was initially for twenty-one buildings and when the sensors detected three separate instances of boiler failure within the first two weeks saving them thousands of dollars in costly repairs, our client instantly realized the tremendous Return-on-Investment (ROI) and immediately ordered sensor networks for thirty-six more buildings.”
These boiler failure instances include:
- A four-story office complex that had a boiler failure over a weekend. Monnit’s wireless temperature sensors immediately detected and alerted the maintenance staff that the temperature had dropped below a specified temperature. By the time the maintenance staff arrived at the building the indoor temperature had dropped to 34 degrees. If the staff had not been notified the building would have dropped below freezing and more than likely plumbing would have burst due to frozen pipes. Instead they were able to avoid the damage and fix the issue allowing employees that work at the office building to return to a warm office on Monday.
- Two separate instances were caught at a warehouse where heat failure allowed the temperature to drop to a level where the fire suppression system could freeze and potentially burst. These instances were caught immediately by the Monnit wireless temperature sensors and the maintenance staff was alerted in time to fix the heating issue before any damage occurred.
In addition to ICARE, Monnit is providing its sensors to a number of other industries through strategic partnerships, including the North Carolina Sheriffs Department and Kesgro Kwekers.
North Carolina Lieutenant Sherriff Don Barber and his team are using Monnit’s temperature sensors in their K-9 Unit, specifically for transport vehicles, patrol vehicle kennels, outdoor kennels and dog collars. Each year more than 50 working dogs in the United States suffer some form of heat related casualty either from heat exhaustion or freezing from cold temperatures.
Barber has been a K-9 trainer and handler for more than 14 years and for the past 4 years has been working with a German Shepherd named Pia.
“Pia is my partner and she’s become a member of my family and it’s comforting to know that when we’re not together I can have the entire police force watching out for her wellbeing,” said Barber. “Just the other day, I got off duty and was showering when I heard my cell phone receive a text message and then a call. It was dispatch calling to let me know that my car temperature had registered over 100 degrees and that I needed to check on Pia to make sure she was okay. I had let her out of the car before showering and had her in her home kennel but I took great comfort knowing that precautions are being taken to protect her.”
Kesgro Kwekers based in the Netherlands is one of the largest providers of tomatoes in Germany. The company currently uses 80 temperature and humidity sensors within its three greenhouses (70 acres total) to provide its customers with fresh produce in the most environmentally friendly way while minimizing the use of power and energy.
“Monnit’s wireless sensors allow us to map our greenhouses and gather valuable data and insight into how they are performing,” said Martin Van Der Hout, Manager Energy and Technique. “We are able to gather more reliable and flexible measurements using Monnit’s wireless sensors. This helps us make fewer assumptions and minimize mistakes when balancing the temperature and humidity in our greenhouses. These improvements have allowed us to grow healthier crops with a higher yield, while also lowering our energy input.”
Monnit’s wireless sensors are designed to detect and monitor every function critical to business or personal life, including, the presence of light, water, humidity, temperature, movement and distress.
“We know there is a great need to notify people when their assets may be in trouble or need attention whether it’s detecting water on a bathroom floor, a temperature spike in a freezer or cooler, a door or window being opened or left open or a furnace or blower not operating properly,” said Brad Walters, Founder and CEO of Monnit. “What’s exciting about this market is the potential is limitless. I tell people all the time that if they come up with a need we can create a sensor to accommodate their need and we can do it for such a low price that you can’t afford not to have a sensor monitoring what’s most important to you.”
For more information about becoming a strategic partner or reseller of Monnit wireless sensors, call (801) 561-5555 or visit, www.monnit.com.
About Monnit Corp.
Monnit is a leader in the design and manufacture of turnkey, self-installing, low cost wireless sensor solutions targeted at the commercial, industrial and consumer markets. Monnit’s sensing solutions are designed to be easily installed and used by anyone wanting to remotely monitor information and activities, including: access, presence of water, light, temperature, humidity, and vibration in or around structures, machinery, and various environments.