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MonnitSense Newsletter - August 2017
Featured Product

ALTA Wireless Pressure Meters

We are excited to announce the availability of ALTA Wireless Pressure Meters. The meters measure pressure from a 5 volt transducer and transmits the pressure reading to the iMonnit online software. By connecting the meter to a pressurized gas, liquid or vapor supply line, it can measure the pressure within the line and alert the user if the pressure readings are outside of a specified range.
New ALTA Pressure Meters
Features of the ALTA Pressure Meters:

  • Available with 50 PSIG or 300 PSIG transducers.
  • Available in commercial or industrial formats.
  • Measures non-caustic liquid or vapor pressures.
  • Pressure transducer is NEMA 4X (IP66), CE rated.

Learn more about Monnit's ALTA Wireless Pressure Meters

In this issue

Web Special
Monnit Web Special
What's New at Monnit
You Speak, We Listen

New Monnit International Cellular
Gateway Data Plans

New Monnit Global Data Plans for Cell Gateways

We are excited to announce the availability of International cellular data plans for Monnit Gateways. The plans are based on a 2 year contract and allow for use in most major areas around the world.

If you would like to learn more about our International cellular gateway data plans, please contact a member of the Monnit team at sales@monnit.com

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Monnit Recent News
What People are Saying

"From concept to deployment, using Monnit's 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

Monnit Smart Thermostat

Take a look in our crystal ball to see what the future holds at Monnit

Monnit's development team is always hard at work developing new products. Based on inquiries from our customers, our team is currently working on various gas sensors which include; CO2, O3, and H2S. The sensors will monitor the levels of these gases in the surrounding air and report the readings back to the iMonnit online software. The iMonnit software will track the readings and provide notifications when measurements are outside of the user's defined safe level. If you would like to learn more about the development efforts on these upcoming products or be notified when they become available, please email us at sales@monnit.com.

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Application of the Month

Laboratory Monitoring

Laboratory Monitoring

Keeping track of laboratory equipment and samples can be a chore. Monitoring for unauthorized access ensures that valuable equipment stays put, and that testing procedures aren't compromised. Maintaining optimal temperature in coolers ensures that samples are stored within regulated parameters. If the temperature falls above or below the optimal range, costly spoilage can occur. Monnit has saved laboratories and pharmacies hundreds of thousands of dollars in spoilage when using our low-cost, wireless monitoring solutions.

Monnit provides a low-cost, reliable, wireless monitoring solution that allows you to track and monitor various "Things" within your lab and receive alerts if something needs attention.

Quick Stats:

Sensors Used  
Temperature Sensors Monitor temperatures in sample coolers and receive alerts if temperatures fall out of optimal range.
Open / Closed Sensors Get alerted if a sample storage cooler or freezer door is left open and/or detect unauthorized access to the lab or specific cabinets and areas.
AC Current Meters Monitor power usage of laboratory coolers and equipment to predict issues before failure preventing downtime and costly damage.
Average Cost $500-$600 for a gateway and 4-8 sensors.
Typical Setup Time Less than 15 minutes.
Battery Life Up to 5 years.
Cost Savings Thousands of dollars by detecting a simple cooler issue.

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.

Protect Your Laboratory and Samples with Monnit Wireless Sensors!

Learn More About Remote Monitoring Solutions for Labs »

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Tech Tip of the Month

by The WiSe Guys

WiSe Guys

Installing Monnit Wireless Sensors for
Remote Property Monitoring

Wether you need to monitor a vacant commercial property or a vacant home, the winter months seem to add a another level of frustration. Cold weather can cause several issues within buildings or homes. As temperatures drop, heating and boiler systems need to maintain proper temperatures to protect against damage. Monnit provides an easy to use remote monitoring solution to track heating and cooling systems for efficiency and preventive maintenance.

We recommend the following products for monitoring a vacant property during the winter months:

    Wireless Gateway
    Wireless Temperature Sensors (with Probe)
    Wireless Duct Temperature Sensors
    Industrial Wireless Quad Temperature Sensors
    Industrial Wireless AC Current Meters (150 Amp)
    Wireless Motion Detection Sensors
    Wireless Open/Closed Sensors

AC / Furnace System Installation

Before starting any part of this installation process, shut the power off to both the condenser unit and the inside air handler unit. For the indoor portion of the HVAC monitoring system, start by installing a Monnit wireless gateway. The gateway can be located anywhere in the building where it has access to power and a decent cellular signal (for Cellular gateways) or access to an internet router (Ethernet gateways) or PC (USB gateways). For indoor sensors, we recommend using a wireless duct temperature sensor to monitor the output ventilation air that is being sent from the air handling unit back to the building and a wireless temperature sensor that can be installed near the thermostat or air return, to track ambient room temperature.

Overview of Monnit remote monitoring solutions for HVAC systems

For the outside condenser unit, we recommend using a Monnit industrial wireless quad temperature sensor as it comes in a weather proof enclosure suitable for outdoor use. The quad temperature sensor has four independent temperature probes that can monitor and collect temperature readings for the key areas of the condenser unit. Each temperature probe is labeled 1 through 4.

Start by connecting one of the temperature probes to the suction line, one to the liquid line and another one to the discharge line making note of which probe you are connecting to each. When connecting a temperature probe to any of these refrigerant lines, we recommend using a zip tie to fasten the probe securely against the bare metal tube. After securing the temperature probe use thermal tape to wrap the probe entirely to the refrigerant line, this provides a thermal barrier allowing the sensor to get a more accurate reading of the refrigerant line temperature. For the remaining probe, we recommend fastening one to the fan grate to capture the discharge air temperature. Alternately you can use any of the probes to capture outdoor ambient temperature if you prefer.

We also suggest using a Monnit industrial wireless AC current meter (150 Amp) to track the current draw of the compressor. The AC current meter uses a clip-on current transformer that should be clipped around the "hot" power wire feeding the compressor.

Monitoring Indoor Temperatures

We recommend using Monnit wireless temperature sensors near any heating system thermostats, then adding additional sensors for areas of the building that are prone to temperature issues.

Installing Wireless Temperature Sensors

Monitoring Access to the Building

Monnit wireless open/closed sensors and wireless motion detection sensors can be used to monitor access to the building. Open/closed sensors are mounted next to the door or window with the magnet mounted to the door or window adjacent to the sensor with 1 inch or less gap. When the door or window is opened, the sensor detects the magnet moving away and sends an immediate alert. Motion detection sensors use passive infrared technology to detect human movement. They can be mounted to any surface and have a viewing angle of 50° each direction from center and detect movement within 16 feet of the sensor.


Installing Door & Window Sensors and Motion Detection Sensors

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

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