05 Feb

Student Housing Monitoring

Student Housing Monitoring

Managing student housing units efficiently, yet cost effectively is challenging. There is plenty to worry about without having to spend time and money to manually monitor areas of a building that could be monitored by sensors. Monnit has developed a low-cost wireless sensor solution for monitoring buildings and properties on college or university grounds.

Use Monnit Wireless Sensors for:

  • Monitoring boiler temperature output and pump motors.
  • Monitor HVAC systems for proper temperature operation.
  • Detecting plumbing leaks and/or pipe breaks in colder weather.
  • Detect sewer line back-ups.
  • Track access to building areas.

Monnit provides a low-cost, reliable, wireless monitoring solution that allows you to track and receive alerts for the following types of applications:

Temperature Sensors Monitor temperatures and notify if below or above set threshold.
Water Detection Sensors Detect and notify at the immediate presence of water.
Infrared Motion Sensors Track and notify when motion is detected.
Voltage Detection Sensors Can detect if a pump or other electrical device is active.

All Monnit wireless sensors come with free basic online monitoring, allowing you to view sensor information anytime from anywhere. Receive instant notifications via email or SMS text if a set sensor condition is met or exceeded.

« Learn More About Monnit Wireless Sensor Solutions for Student Housing

Keep your students safe and warm by using Monnit wireless sensors.

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04 Feb

Using a Monnit Ethernet Gateway with iMonnit Express PC Software

With the latest Monnit Ethernet gateway firmware update and release of the latest iMonnit Express – PC software, Ethernet gateways can now be used to locally monitor wireless sensors on a computer without needing an Internet connection. In order to use an Ethernet gateway with the PC application, you will need to make sure that both the gateway and PC are connected to the same network, and configure the gateway to talk directly to the computer software instead of using the Internet.

Install and Activate the iMonnit Express Software

When you purchase the iMonnit Express software you receive an activation code. Visit http://www.monnit.com/support/downloads/ to download and install the iMonnit Express software. When you finish installing the software launch the program and click on “Configuration” then “Enter Key”. Enter your key in the box and click “Activate”.
Activate iMonnit Express Software

Next you will need to add your Ethernet gateway and any sensors you wish to use with the software.

  • Click on “Configuration” and choose “Add Gateway”.
  • Enter the Gateway ID and Code from the label on the bottom of your gateway.
  • Click on “Configuration” and choose “Add Sensor”.
  • Enter the Sensor ID and Code from the labels on the bottom of your sensors.

Add Gateways and Sensors

Configure the Ethernet Gateway

Before configuring the Ethernet gateway, you will need to identify the IP address of the PC you are using. In the iMonnit Express software, click on “About”, then “Local IP Addresses” and make note of the IP address that your computer is using on your network.

Identify IP Address of Your Computer

  • Connect the Ethernet gateway directly to the Ethernet port of your PC using a standard Ethernet cable.
  • Plug in the power cable.
  • While the gaateway is booting, press and hold the reset button on the back. All three lights will
    flash red. Release the button and the device will enter local configuration mode.
  • Open a web browser (e.g. Chrome) and go to 192.168.100.1. This should bring you to the
    gateway configuration page.
  • Click on the “Data Interfaces” tab.
  • Enter the IP address from iMonnit Express into the primary and secondary server [URL/IP] boxes,
    and use 3000 as the default communication port, then click “Save Changes”.

Configure Ethernet Gateway

  • When finished, click the “Reboot” button on the top right side of the page to restart the gateway.
  • When the lights begin flashing on the gateway, you can unplug the it and disconnect it from
    the computer.
  • Connect the Ethernet Gateway to your local network router (needs to be the same network as
    the computer running express) and power the device on.
  • The lights will flash and go solid green when the gateway connects to the Monnit Express software.
  • In iMonnit Express, check that the gateway status has changed to active.

You are now ready to insert batteries into your sensors and begin using the software.

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

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