Monitoring Alerts Save You Time And Money, And Improve Productivity

You no doubt have expensive equipment deployed throughout your entire network. What would happen if you were to lose functionality in mission-critical equipment in your server rooms, data centers, or remote sites? Even worse, what if your gear were to be damaged by voltage, humidity, temperature, or copper theft - leaving you with a massive repair bill and extensive network downtime?

There are many situations that leave you in a tough spot - with broken gear, network downtime, and one giant headache. The good news is that you can prevent many threats from damaging your gear, your network, and your bottom line. The key is simply knowing about a threat before it causes damage - so you can neutralize it.

Leaving all of your mission-critical and highly valuable gear unmonitored is like having a ticking time bomb on your network. You never know when it could explode - crippling your entire network. Don't let this happen to you.

Monitoring alerts via email or smartphone
with the right monitoring system, you can receive monitoring alerts via email or smartphone.

Protecting your network and your gear
By having the right monitoring system in place, you can receive monitoring alerts so you're on top of all threats to your gear. The right monitoring system will alert you the instant there's a threat to your equipment. If your backup battery levels get too low, you'll be the first to know. If there's an unwanted visitor at one of your remote sites, you'll be instantly alerted.

Unfortunately, not all monitoring systems are created equal. If you want to be truly protected, you're going to have to find the right system that can provide you with the critical features you need. Features like...

  • Analog sensors for real-time monitoring - Analog sensors, compared to their discrete counterparts, output at a continuous 4-20mA, meaning you can get precise and accurate readings of key variables. Instead of a monitoring alert that says "Temperature above 80 degrees" or "Humidity levels are below 20%," you'll have greater detail. You'll receive alerts like "Critical Temperature in Server Room C: 98.2 degrees." This level of detail makes all the difference when you're responding to a network emergency and you're pinched for time.
  • Remote access and control- A good monitoring system will be capable of more than just monitoring. A good solution will provide you with plenty of control relays and terminal server ports - so you'll have remote access to your gear. With control relays, you can operate any device that is normally controlled by a button or a switch. For example, if one of your external devices at a distant remote site freezes, normally you may have to send a technician out to the site to reboot it manually. With a control relay, you no longer have to waste money - you can reboot the gear right from your desk. Or instead of driving out to a site just to plug in your laptop and reconfigure some settings, you'll be able to access your serial equipment via terminal server ports. Just picture the time and money saved by having remote access, not to mention how much more productive your technicians could be if they didn't have to waste so much time driving.
  • 24/7 notifications - When it comes to maintaining critical network uptime, you absolutely have to know when there's a problem - no matter where you are or the time of day. It's essential that your monitoring alerts can be received 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - either by a central master station, a NOC, or by your technicians on their phone or pager. Look for devices that can provide you with flexible notifications - via traps to a NOC or email, pages, SMS text messages, or voice alerts.
  • Easy-to-use web interface - Setting up and managing your network of alarms and monitoring alerts should only deliver results - not headaches. A good monitoring solution won't force you to use a needlessly complicated and unintuitive graphical interface. Look for a monitoring solution that comes with an easy-to-use web interface - so setting up and managing your network of alarms is simple and easy. How to choose the right monitoring system
    Getting the right monitoring system doesn't have to be a hassle - and it certainly doesn't have to be expensive. Just picture how much easier your job would be with a good monitoring system. Never again will you have to worry about the temperature of your server room slowly rising until all of your gear thermally shuts down. Never again will a power failure at one of your remote sites go unnoticed until it's too late.

You can achieve this level of control over your network. The essential first step is arming yourself with the information you need to make the right choice - so you don't waste your time and money on a limited system that won't tackle your tough monitoring challenges.

That's why I recommend first taking a few minutes to read the free Network Alarm Monitoring Fundamentals White Paper by DPS Telecom.

This free guide will get you started on the right path to protect your network the right way. You'll learn...

  • What equipment you must monitor
  • How to design a monitoring alert system to meet your current and future needs
  • How to minimize transition costs

After reading your free guide, contact the DPS Telecom experts for a free consultation. By consulting with an expert, you'll be able to design the right monitoring system and avoid common and expensive pitfalls. Call (1-800-693-0351) or email ( the monitoring experts at DPS Telecom today to get started protecting your network.

See Also:

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