The Top 5 Remote-Site Dangers: Solve Them And Protect Your Budget
Lack of remote-site visibility can push you into "reactive mode"
No matter your industry, your remote telecom sites will have some common problems. Failing to address them properly can eat up your budget dollars on preventable outages and reactive emergency responses.
The Top 5 Dangers at Remote Telecom Sites:
- Environmentals (extreme heat, cold, and humidity)
- HVAC failures (including clogged filters)
- Equipment failures (servers, switches, radios...)
- Copper theft & vandalism
- Power failures (commercial power loss, low generator fuel...)
Your sites are vulnerable, especially when you aren't there. Using network monitoring devices, such as the HVAC Controller, ECU LAN, D-Wire sensors, and a camera system, you can have complete visibility of your site. Protect your site against the top 5 remote-site damages.
Using industry-standard best practices will make you proactive
Because these top 5 problems are common throughout many industries, there are solutions for them. Here's one set of equipment that gives you a handle on each threat:
HVAC controller - The HVAC controller monitors the health of your HVAC units for optimal temperature control, while saving you money from overuse. Controls lead/Lag functions and can switch them so that they wear evenly. Monitors status of filters and allows you to trend air flow so you know when to replace filters before they become clogged. A good HVAC controller can also act as the RTU at some smaller sites, monitoring for equipment and power failures.
Environmental sensors - Work with your HVAC Controller to keep track of temperature, humidity, air flow, smoke, and other factors. Can send you alerts (via an RTU or HVAC Controller) when a reading is above or below a threshold, giving you enough time to fix the problem before it causes damage to your equipment.
ECU LAN - The ECU LAN is a standalone LAN-controlled unit that controls site access. Using your choice of keypad and/or keycard, you can control who enters your site and who doesn't. Give temporary codes to vendors or service provides, deactivate cards that should no longer be used (ie: former employee) and avoid having to re-key doors.
HikVision Camera - Use a HikVision Camera with the ECU LAN to capture images/video of those that attempt to enter your site. The camera can also send an alarm when it has been tampered with or broken, giving you time to alert the local police and hopefully catch the individual responsible in the act.
Each of these components are great additions to your remote site, but together they help protect your physical site and all the mission critical gear within it. Call DPS at 1-559-454-1600 today to get a personalized quote with your custom version of this solution. By speaking to one of our specialized Sales Engineers, they can help you design your own total site protection kit, tailored to your unique site.