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Our Digital Temperature & Humidity Sensor was designed to proactively and accurately monitor for 4 different environment conditions; temperature, humidity, heat index and dew point. In 2018, we reintroduced this sensor with an improved enclosure cap to promote increased air circulation, which for our Room Alert users, means faster response to changing air conditions and therefore a more accurate reading of the conditions in your environment.
As we have perfected the capabilities of this sensor, it becomes increasingly more and more obvious why businesses, organizations and facilities of all kinds and sizes should be monitoring the conditions of their environment with our Digital Temperature & Humidity Sensor. Of the 30% of costly downtime that is caused by environment related factors, a collective 50% of that is temperature and humidity! That means just implementing this one sensor in your facilities means you are proactively preventing and minimizing the costly repairs and damages associated with half of environment-related downtime. As such an effective and cost efficient way of protecting your business from costly downtime, it seems obvious to install our 4-in-1 Digital Temperature & Humidity Sensor, but did you know this sensor can do even more?
With this Room Alert sensor, you are receiving a dependable, affordable, multi-use product that will prevent costly downtime and damages in your businesses, organizations and facilities of all kinds and sizes.
Temperature monitoring is important because temperature conditions can lead to extensive and expensive downtime. Whether it be from extreme cold or extreme heat, both can spell disaster for your assets, employees and reputation. High heat for most facilities, especially data centers, server rooms or other IT settings, can lead to horrendous damage of valuable equipment or irreplaceable data loss. Beyond tech spaces, temperature monitoring is also crucial for preventing and minimizing costly downtime in warehouses, investment properties, restaurants, colleges, residential spaces and pretty much any other kind of organization you can think of.
No matter what kind of business you have, chances are you have something that can be negatively impacted by temperature conditions. Unmonitored temperature puts you at a very high risk of experiencing unexpected costly and irreversible damage that, in some cases, can result in you having to close your doors permanently. The only way you can gain some control over completely unforeseen or possibly unavoidable circumstances is by being proactively prepared with the proper tools and resources beforehand.
While there are lots of options available for temperature sensors and temperature monitoring, there is absolutely nothing else on the market that can match the superior proactive environment monitoring capabilities of Room Alert. For the exact reason, Room Alert was named “Best In Environment Monitoring Solutions” by Corporate Vision Magazine. Our Digital Temperature & Humidity Sensor is the best and most cost-effective way to prevent several forms of environment damage that lead to costly downtime, such as temperature. Even though you have no control over, for example, losing power during a storm and subsequently your AC unit losing power, you do have the ability to secure your facility with Room Alert environment monitors, sensors, accessories and services. With Room Alert, you can be notified via email, text or HTTP post if the temperature in your facility exceeds your preset thresholds so you can take action before high temperatures cause damage or downtime.
Humidity goes hand in hand with temperature. Just like temperature, humidity levels whether they be high or low, can cause terrible damage and result in costly and time consuming repairs. High humidity levels can lead to unproductive employees, unhappy customers, condensation build-up and even mold and mildew growth. High moisture levels on motherboards, exposed wiring, and connecting sockets, due to condensation and unmonitored humidity levels can all lead to hardware failure. Equipment failure can quickly halt all ongoing operations and result in downtime. Specifically for data centers and other settings that contain sensitive electronic equipment, too little humidity can lead to just as much damage as too much humidity. In tech-heavy locations, too little humidity can cause electrostatic discharge (ESD) which can generate so much heat that extremely small plastic parts in sensitive electronic devices can melt, leading to a much shorter useful life, if not outright failure.
According to a survey done by The Ponemon Institute and reported on by Server Cloud Canada: The average downtime across industries costs a company $5,600 per minute! That quickly becomes an extremely easily avoidable cost by simply investing in the environment monitors and sensors your organization needs to ensure humidity levels do not go unmonitored. This further provides your team peace of mind because even when you’re short staffed, no one is on-site, or perhaps you’re working remotely for an extended period of time, you’re still experiencing the all-encompassing protection of Room Alert.
Heat index, or apparent temperature, is defined by the National Weather Service as “what the temperature feels like to the human body when relative humidity is combined with the air temperature.” Heat index is extremely important in the context of monitoring environment conditions because the heat index of your businesses and organizations will reflect in your employees, customers and anyone else who steps foot in your facility. Heat index affects the body’s physical comfort, which is directly related to brain function, productivity, mood and more. High heat index puts employees and customers at risk for experiencing severe and potentially life-threatening health problems.
By regulating and monitoring heat index, you’re creating and maintaining a happy and healthy work environment. Employees, customers, and your business’s reputation will thrive when people are physically in the best atmosphere to perform and exist efficiently and safely. Because heat index directly impacts a body’s physical comfort and cognition, it is important to be aware of what conditions are safe. Whether the context of your environment affects employees, tenants or any other occupant of a space, you should be monitoring the heat index to ensure people are in healthy settings.
We can measure how the heat index is impacting physical comfort through thermal comfort. Thermal comfort is defined as “the condition of mind that expresses satisfaction with the thermal environment and is evaluated by subjective evaluation.” With that in mind, a heat index of < 30°C results in no discomfort. Heat index levels of 30 – 40°C results in some discomfort. Heat index of 40 – 45°C leads to great discomfort. Heat index of > 45°C is considered dangerous and causes significant thermal discomfort. Finally, a heat index of > 54°C is extremely dangerous and means heat stroke is imminent. ASHRAE 55 continues the conversation and the importance of thermal comfort here. For an employer’s guide to heat index and additional information, click here.
Similar to the environment conditions previously listed, dew point is “ the temperature the air needs to be cooled to in order to achieve a relative humidity (RH) of 100%. This is again an important factor to monitor because high dew point levels can lead to moisture in the air. As we already know moisture in the air can damage equipment, negatively impact the function of workers and more. So just as temperature, humidity and heat index, dew point is also extremely vital to monitor in order to ensure success and longevity for your business.
You can speak directly with a dedicated Sr Product specialist via email at Sales@AVTECH.com, by phone at 401.628.1600, or through our Live Chat feature right here on our website. For more information about advanced and proactive environment monitoring with Room Alert, or to learn more on why our Digital Temperature & Humidity Sensor is crucial for your organization, please visit our YouTube Channel and be sure to read more of our articles here.
Don’t wait until temperature, humidity, heat index or dew point causes downtime and damage for your facilities – install Room Alert today to have peace of mind tonight.