ASTON, Pa. — Sensaphone®, a leader in environment monitoring and alerting technology, has introduced its new Sentinel™ system that provides 24/7 remote monitoring of unattended HVAC units, freezers, and refrigerators.

When environmental changes or equipment malfunctions threaten HVACR units and the products/assets they protect, the Sentinel system automatically alerts facility managers, who can take appropriate measures to quickly address the potentially costly situation. One unit can monitor up to 12 different environmental and equipment status conditions including temperature, humidity, water detection, and power failure. When the system detects issues, it instantly sends alerts via phone, text, or email.

The Sentinel system stores all sensor readings in the cloud, which provides unlimited information storage and protects against data loss. Multiple devices can be managed from one account using web-based management tools. No software is required, so installation, integration, and management of the system are fast and easy, said the company. The standard Sentinel system is Ethernet based, but the product is also available with a cellular option for remote locations where Internet connectivity is unavailable.

“This cloud-based monitoring system is ideal for HVACR professionals because it provides an additional layer of assurance that valuable equipment is safe and secure,” said Dave DeFusco, vice president of engineering at Sensaphone. “Sentinel offers the most inputs per device on the market, making it the most cost-effective remote monitoring option available today.”

Enhanced data logging capabilities allow users to print, graph, or export historical records and send event reports daily via email, providing an audit trail of all user data activities, edits, or deletions.

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Publication date: 1/26/2015

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