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The Differences Between Room Alert Monitoring Platforms

There are four main ways to monitor your Room Alert device:

  1. Through your RoomAlert.com Account
  2. Through the Room Alert Monitor’s Built-in Web Interface
  3. Through AVTECH’s Device ManageR Software*
  4. Through a third-party SNMP program*
    * The Room Alert 32S & 12S are not compatible with the Device Discovery utility or Device ManageR.

You may choose any of these methods—or use a combination of methods—to monitor your device. Each monitoring platform has its own benefits. Review the details in the tabs below to determine which option is best for you.

Platform overview

Select the tabs below for a general overview of each monitoring platform.

RoomAlert.com AccountRoom Alert Built-In Web InterfaceDevice ManageR

Your Room Alert Account is a powerful service that allows you to easily manage all sensor data from all of your Room Alert Monitors in one place. Create alerts, customize reports, export historical data and more!

There’s no software to install, no email server to configure, no complex configurations, no disk space consumption, and no need to run regular back ups… it’s all handled for you.

Here’s some of the perks:

  • Access your sensor data from anywhere at any time.
  • Enjoy a consistent experience whether on a desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile device.
  • Share data with anyone—even if they don’t have a RoomAlert.com account—using a public URL.
  • Create virtual sensors with AVTECH’s Monitor360 technology.
  • Pair with Room Alert Link for added benefits, such as instant firmware updates at the push of a button.

Different features are available at different account levels. Find the perfect account level for you here.

Your Room Alert Monitor has a built-in web interface, which you can access by typing its IP address directly into your browser’s address bar.

Through the device’s web interface, you can:

  • View your sensor’s current readings.
  • Set up alerts to notify you by email, email-to-SMS or SNMP trap if a sensor passes a configured threshold.
  • Configure a light tower or relay action.

The Room Alert Monitor, itself, does not include many of the features available through RoomAlert.com or Device ManageR. Some customers choose to set up alerts at RoomAlert.com and configure back-up alerts on the device for redundancy purposes.

Similar to RoomAlert.com, you can use AVTECH’s Device ManageR software to discover your Room Alert Monitors, configure alerts, view graphed data and export historical sensor data.

Device ManageR runs in the background as a Windows Service, constantly monitoring your devices and sensors. This software needs to be installed on a workstation that is always running in order to properly send alerts.

Device ManageR might be the best choice for you if:

  • You want a local software install.
  • You require network actions, such as automated system shutdowns and reboots.
  • You require unique or highly customized alert configurations.
  • You wish to use an external database, such as SQL Server or MySQL, to store your Room Alert data.

You may download Device ManageR through your Professional+ level account at RoomAlert.com.

Device ManageR’s web interface uses Adobe Flash, which is starting to be phased out by modern web browsers. AVTECH is currently developing a replacement for Device ManageR.
Compare alerting features

Select the tabs below to compare the alerting features of each monitoring platform.

Click here to view a quick feature comparison chart.

RoomAlert.com AccountRoom Alert Built-In Web InterfaceDevice ManageR

Creating alerts through your Room Alert Account is quick and easy!

Check out the process here.

If your account is at the Professional level or higher, you can take advantage of these advanced alerting features.

The number of alerts you can create depends on your account level. For more information, please see this chart.



Through your Room Alert Monitor’s built-in web interface, you can set individual thresholds for each sensor reading.

With a temperature sensor, for example, you can set one high and one low threshold. Check out the process here.

One notification is sent when an alert is triggered and one notification is sent when the alert clears.

With Device ManageR, you can customize every level of alert configuration.

As a result, the process to create alerts through Device ManageR is much more complicated than setting up alerts in RoomAlert.com or the device’s local web interface.

Check out the entire process here.

Compare reporting features

Select the tabs below to compare the reporting features of each monitoring platform.

Click here to view a quick feature comparison chart.

RoomAlert.com AccountRoom Alert Built-In Web InterfaceDevice ManageR

Through your Room Alert Account, you can graph historical data from multiple sensors and devices in one report.

Check out the process here.

Your Room Alert Account includes nifty ways to customize reports and manipulate their data. For more information, see the FAQs below:

How To Get The Most Out Of Reports In RoomAlert.com: Tips & Tricks & How To Create Custom Report Overlays At RoomAlert.com

Your access to historical data depends on your account level. For more information, please see this chart.

The Room Alert Monitor, itself, does not log historical data.

The device’s Status page shows current sensor readings.

For digital sensors, such as temperature and humidity sensors, the Status page also lists the highest and lowest values since the device last rebooted.

If you need to track historical data, please use RoomAlert.com or Device ManageR.

Device ManageR logs historical data, which you can export to a CSV file or view in a graphed format.

For more information, please see our FAQ, How To Export Sensor Data From Device ManageR.

The amount of data Device ManageR can store is only limited by the amount of RAM on its host system.

You can also log Device ManageR’s data to an external database, such as SQL Server or MySQL.

This FAQ focuses on the first three monitoring methods listed at the top of the page. For information about using SNMP tools to monitor your device, please see How To Find SNMP Values For Room Alert Sensors.

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 RoomAlert.com AccountRoom Alert Built-In Web Interface Device ManageR
Notifications when alert triggers & clears
Notifications via email and email-to-SMS
Custom alert notifications
Notify different contacts for different conditions
Repeat notifications during ongoing alerts
Acknowledge triggered alerts
Log alert history
Delay alert notifications
Set quiet times for alert notifications
Comment on alerts
Trigger Light Tower and/or Relay actions
Trigger system shutdowns

 RoomAlert.com
Account
Room Alert Built-In
Web Interface
Device
ManageR
Log historical
sensor data
Export historical
sensor data
Graph historical
sensor data
Include multiple
Room Alerts
in one graph
Show recommended
ranges in graph