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Using Water Detectors to Protect your Equipment

It's no secret that water and IT equipment don't get along. The cost of water damaging your valuable equipment is steep - giant repair bills, lost revenue, and tons of unhappy customers. That's why you simply can't afford to leave your equipment unmonitored.

Choosing the right technology for water detection doesn't have to be a burden - and it doesn't have to be expensive. Using the right water detector can mean the difference between a crippling network outage and preventing damage to keep your network running.

Having the best water detector in the world won't do you any good if it can't tell you about you of potential water damage that it detects. That's why it's crucial to connect your water sensor to a quality remote terminal unit (RTU) that can send you alerts. Many water detection systems fail to get the job done because they don't have an effective way of alerting you about the presence of water.

Being connected to a good RTU will give you the capability to send alerts 24/7 - so you're never in the dark. Look for a system that is capable of alerting you via multiple methods (such as email, pages, voice alerts, or SMS text messages). Having support for many alert options gives you the true power of having total control over your equipment. Even if you have a 7x24 network operations center having these versatile alert methods gives you additional flexibility.

water detector connected to the TempDefender IT remote terminal unit
Water detectors, in conjunction with other sensors, provide total protection when paired with a quality RTU.

Your valuable equipment is exposed to more than just water threats. Having support for more than just water detectors provides additional flexibility. If you're using your water detector in your server room, for example, a quality RTU will also have support for temperature, humidity, and motion sensors. Support for additional sensors can give you more flexibility in how your monitor your valuable equipment.

Too many water detectors aren't built to withstand the environments they're used in. Many cheap options aren't built with durability in mind and are prone to fail - leaving you vulnerable. That's why it's important to use high-quality products that are built to last. Expect rugged industrial-grade durability on all of your monitoring equipment. Anything less and you only give yourself a false sense of security, which in reality leaves you far from being fully protected.

How do I find the water detection technology I need?

Finding the right solution doesn't have to be a hassle - and it doesn't have to be expensive. It's possible to prevent critical network outages from water damage. All you need is the right technology to have the information you need to quickly respond to threats on your equipment. The right technology gives you the peace of mind knowing that you can prevent water from damaging your equipment and crippling your network.

You're a professional and only want the best, so that's why I recommend the DPS Telecom Water Sensor and Controller. This water detector is what you need for optimum protection against water damage. This water sensor works best with the TempDefender IT and NetGuardian family of RTUs. Best of all, DPS Telecom products come with proven first-class 7x24 tech support - so you're never alone when it comes to monitoring your network.

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"Hospitality was great! Everyone at the plant seemed genuinely glad to see us and eager to hear how we were using the product and what issues we might have. Everyone we met seemed truly dedicated to the company and customer satisfaction with the product. From the receptionist to the factory workers, all were eager to answer questions and take care of any needs we had... I have to say that DPS has been the best vendor I have ever worked with in my 20-year history with the telecom business."

Mark Henry - Network Operations Center Tier III, Consolidated Communications

You want the best - so contact (by phone at 1-800-693-0351 or email at sales@dpstele.com) the experts at DPS Telecom to get started securing your network today. Protecting your valuable equipment isn't a luxury - call today to make it a reality.