Alarm Autodialer Monitor Information
A wireless alarm auto dialer like any of the FleetZOOM devices keep
owners and personnel responsible for industrial machinery
and equipment constantly up to date with equipment status
and alarm reports from their entire fleet. By
integrating the alarm autodialer into the into the piece of monitored equipment, the unit
is able to transmit data about the equipment to a monitoring
website and then dispatch update notifications through email,
SMS, pager or any other communication medium appropriate for
Wireless alarm auto dialer systems have a variety of I/O (input/output) to accommodate
different electrical interfaces or sensors on the equipment
to be monitored. These include digital inputs which monitor
any signal that is either on or off such as dry contacts
(relays), TTL or other digital (on/off) voltage thresholds,
and sometimes direct physical interface to remote annunciators,
such as those commonly used on standby
An industrial alarm auto dialer can also measure analog signals, typically voltages or
currents, and trigger alarm notifications if the monitored
signals fall outside of a configured normal range.
digital outputs that can drive external relays or PLCs are on most FleetZOOM autodialers. These outputs
enable the industrial auto dialer to remotely control the piece of equipment it monitors.
This remote control can be used to remotely start a
genset, to turn a pump on or off, or just about
anything else where a benefit is realized
from auto dialer monitoring.
While digital inputs only detect two signal states,
these two states can have different meanings depending
on the application. Common digital input states include
on or off, high or low, alarming or normal, and running
or stopped. The meanings of these signals are arbitrary.
It's the electrical signal level that is important
to the RTU (remote telemetry unit) in its determination
of status for the monitored digital
An auto dialer alarm is triggered from a status change on the digital inputs
is detected. Even though a digital input used for remote
monitoring can detect only two states (on or off or
sometimes high or low- referring to the voltage level
of the signal), additional useful information can be
derived from these signals over time.
On a security
system a digital input can monitor a door switch,
triggering an autodialer alarm whenever the door is opened unexpectedly. For a
security application such systems can be used
as an emergency auto dialer to notify interested personnel of any condition
deemed important by the facility managers.
pump station a digital input is used to monitor
when the pump is running or off. With
an advanced industrial autodialer calculates the total pump on time, the number of
times the pump turned on and off. Also, the duty
cycles of the pump motors can all be tracked
over timeframes such as the past day, week,
month, year. Additionally the reporting features of
a FleetZOOM wireless autodialer enables the user to export this data or run the
statistics over a specific date range of interest,
such as a reporting period mandated by a regulating
body or a range used for service billing or auditing.