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Why Receiving Remote Monitoring Temp Alerts Are Important

It's common for network managers to focus on equipment monitoring and facility security systems while overlooking temperature limit threats.

Server rooms that lack temperature monitoring are vulnerable to a temp crisis. When your HVAC or cooling system suddenly fails, it creates huge frustrations for you and your customers/users. They can even consider switching to a different company or provider. It may also cause preventable damage, all because you weren't properly monitoring the temp of your network.

That's why it's crucial to know the temperature of your valuable equipment. The importance of having a temperature warning device in your server room, data center, or other IT environment can't be understated. It's important to be able to receive a temp alert when your network is experiencing a temperature-related threat. Having this knowledge gives you the power to win the fight against overheating.

Monitoring temperature alerts user via email and smartphone
The diagram above shows a TempDefender IT monitoring device that will monitor temperature and other critical values. It's used in server rooms, data centers, or remote network sites.

How to Prevent Temperature Damage?

The answer to this question is simple. You need, at least, a remote temperature monitoring device that keeps track of the temperature. And alerts you once it reaches a certain point.

While effective, this isn't the best solution. You want the technology that allows you to remotely monitor the precise temperature of your server room, closet, or data center.

A discrete temperature monitoring system only alerts you when the temperature passes a certain point, but there's better sensor technology. Using analog sensors, you can get an accurate reading of the exact temperature, any time you want.

You also want to use a monitoring device that sends temperature alerts when the temperature reaches a specified point. Your temp monitoring device should be versatile and easy to use. The device should be capable of sending temperature alarm notifications to you in different ways, such as:

  • Email alerts
  • SMS text message alerts
  • Voice alerts to your phone
  • Mobile web interface for your smartphone

Use a device that is capable of at least two of these. But ideally all of them, so you have the most flexibility and control over your network.

The third part of an effective temp monitoring system is an escalation list. Escalation lists is a key protection method if the first person alerted can' t respond to the alarm for any reason.

If the first person doesn't respond within a specified time, then the second person is notified, and so on. A competent temperature alert system should support at least 8 people on the escalation list. This allows you to best protect yourself in the event of an overheating threat.

Back panel of the TempDefender IT monitoring device
Back panel diagram of the TempDefender IT.

Example of a Competent Temperature Monitoring RTU

The TempDefender is a remote telemetry unit (RTU) specialized for temperature monitoring. This device is compact, easily rack-mounted, and supports up to 16 daisy-chained temp sensors.

The TempDefender IT supports hundreds of feet of cable length, so you can position the sensors around all your valuable equipment. This versatility in placement allows you to pinpoint any problems and get the most detailed alert messages possible.

How You Can Implement The TempDefender IT for Temperature Monitoring

Did you decide that you should be doing more to monitor the temperature of your server room or data center? Then, you've taken the first step to avoid the frustrations of knowing that critical hardware damage could have been prevented. Now you'll know when there is a problem that requires attention.

Since you're a professional, with years of experience, you know the specifics of what you need in a temperature monitoring device. The device needs to have analog sensor systems. Avoid the simple discrete sensors that leave you wondering about the precise temperature of your facility.

The device should also provide you with versatile options for sending you alerts. As well as an escalation list to make sure the notification doesn't go unviewed by someone that is too busy.

Imagine the peace of mind that is possible with having reliable temperature monitoring for your facility. You no longer have to worry about a temperature threat causing a hardware malfunction. Nor leaving your customers to consider other options because you're unable to provide them with the service they need.

Are you ready to implement your TempDefender IT temperature monitoring solution? Reach out to us at 1-800-693-0351, or send us an email at sales@dpstele.com. Let's get started on protecting your facility from a severe temperature threat.