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With spring weather quickly approaching for those of us in the northern hemisphere, there is much for organizations to do to prepare. The spring season will bring warmer weather, spring rain, melting snow and other environmental concerns. As the seasons change, it is absolutely vital to the success of your business to readjust, adapt and address new challenges. Now is the perfect time to do some spring cleaning and review your organization’s internal Business Continuity & Environment Monitoring efforts. Here are a few of the key elements that your businesses, organizations and facilities should be reviewing on a regular basis, especially as we enter into spring.
As we’ve previously discussed, now is a great time for examining all of your configured alerts. Alerts are a great tool to pair with your Room Alert environment monitoring so that you’re notified in real-time as changes or threats in your environment occur. However, your environment monitoring cannot help prevent downtime if you don’t have accurate alerting set up.
In order to keep your Business Continuity Plan up to date, your organization should regularly revisit all of the alerts you have configured. Review the conditions you’re monitoring and their configured thresholds to ensure they’re still working to serve you to the best of their ability. Make sure your Room Alert environment monitoring is set to alert the correct employees. With this, take your review a step further and look over all of your contact information. As people leave jobs, new people join etc, it is extremely important to make sure you’re contacting the right people, numbers and emails so you’re productive and avoiding downtime.
Doing this ensures you’re receiving the best protection for preventing costly environment-related downtime. Setting up the proper condition thresholds on alerts and notifying the right people is the most effective way to experience proactive environmental monitoring.
Checking your environment monitoring alerting periodically and before disaster strikes will help you get the most out of your Room Alert products by confirming that Room Alert is ready to notify you before costly disasters unfold.
We have a comprehensive variety of platforms to help you make sure you’re utilizing all of the benefits you get with Room Alert. We offer Room Alert Account, Room Alert Manager and third party SNMP software compatibility for you to monitor Room Alert.
Room Alert Account offers a place where users can see maps of their registered devices, a log of their triggered alarm history, a list of configured alerts, detailed reports with overlays showing sensor history across devices and much more. Room Alert Account comes with some amazing features such as
Room Alert Manager is our next-gen local monitoring software platform. Here users are able to see their Room Alert devices as well as have full reporting capabilities, advanced alerting, a dashboard view similar to Room Alert Account and more. This is an extremely useful tool that our in-house Engineering team worked very hard on to ensure we’re making it very easy for our users to monitor their Room Alert devices.
By taking full advantage of our Room Alert Account and Room Alert Manager services, you’re further strengthening your Business Continuity & Environment Monitoring efforts, just in time to prepare for the upcoming spring.
Again as we’ve emphasized before, now is the perfect time to check your environment monitoring sensors. When you’re doing your routine Business Continuity Plan review, don’t neglect your physical Room Alert hardware. Our Room Alert products work best when they are clean, plugged in, powered on, network connections are secured and more. It is absolutely crucial to take a walk around your facilities every so often to check all of your Room Alert monitors, sensors and accessories. This is especially important as many facilities are currently short staffed or completely unmanned, so without checking your Room Alert sensors, problems are likely to go unnoticed for long periods of time.
For example, if you have a Room Entry Sensor, make sure it is properly mounted and alerts you when the door opens and closes. Or, if you have a Flood Protect & Control Kit, double check that your flood protection tools are correctly installed in your data center to proactively prevent and minimize damage related to water encroaching on sensitive areas or equipment in your facility.
If you have a Digital Extreme Temperature Sensor, confirm the sensor probe is clean so it is gathering the most accurate data on temperature conditions. 25% of environment-related downtime is due to unexpected power loss. When physically checking your sensors, don’t forget your Digital Active Power Sensor w/ Temperature and other power monitoring tools so that way you’re environment monitoring is working to alert you if your facilities lose power.
Checking your environment monitoring sensors will give you peace of mind that Room Alert is actively monitoring your environment and ready to detect any potential threats of downtime.
Possibly the most important factor in properly preparing your Business Continuity & Environment Monitoring efforts is addressing upcoming weather conditions. Often times, extreme weather concerns are entirely out of your control so it’s beneficial to take advantage of the tools we have available to mitigate the damage that can be caused in any season. Specifically in spring, we can expect warmer weather, spring rain, melting snow and more.
Spring can bring some intense rainfall, costly water damage and if this is left unaddressed, you’re putting your organizations at direct risk for damaging and irreversible downtime. Every business, no matter what size, can fall victim to water leaks, flooding, mold damage and more. Did you know that a ⅛ inch pipe crack can leak 250 gallons of liquid in just one day? Imagine how detrimental that could be for your business if a leak happens over the weekend and your team doesn’t discover it until Monday morning. By then, thousands of dollars in damages could have occurred. There may be structural building damage to the flooring or ceiling. There may be expensive damage to any sensitive electronics. Also, mold growth typically only takes 24 to 48 hours to start so you may have added safety threats and cost there.
When facing seasonal weather at any time of the year, Room Alert environment monitoring will pay for itself after just one instance of it saving your facilities. This spring make sure to reflect and ask yourself what spring conditions are particularly applicable where you are so you can be prepared.
For any questions about environment monitoring with Room Alert, you can speak with a dedicated 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 a free consultation.
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