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Today, thousands of services are delivered faster and more efficiently with the Urbanise Platform. The cloud software is being used to expand and enhance the range and quality of services provided to buildings and communities making the cities we live and work in smarter!

IoT (Internet of Things) Sensors & Devices Technology
Now every building/shelter or cubical can be retrofitted to be smart with Internet of Things (IoT) Smart Sensors that help you prevent critical system breakdowns, reduce onsite engineering staff and optimise building & system performance.

TYPICAL APPLICATIONS

  • Building/Shelter System Monitoring
  • Energy Management
  • Automated Meter Reading
  • Remote Asset Monitoring
  • Agricultural Monitoring
  • Construction Site Monitoring
  • Data Centre Monitoring

LET YOUR ASSETS TELL YOU WHEN IT NEEDS ATTENTION.

The suite of ambient sensors enables you to detect a wide range of events without the need for complex installation.

To be or to IoT…

What is the Internet of Things (IoT)?

The Internet of Things, or IoT as it’s commonly called, is the interconnection via the internet of computing devices embedded in everyday or dedicated objects, nabling them to send and receive data.

These devices continually collect and exchange data with other monitored devices within a network for predictive alarming, data aggregation for further analysis and reporting.

How does the Internet of Things work?

In an integrated approach to business optimisation or customer experience management, IoT sensors dispersed throughout your critical areas of operations, coupled with task management, provides unprecedented visibility and traceability into that which matters most to you.

Data from IoT sensors is continually collected and analysed to ensure measurements such as temperature, vibration or occupancy do not exceed pre-defined limits. These limits are based upon your plant or asset specific guidelines. The collected data is then subsequently stored electronically for insight analyses or even regulatory purposes.

If measurements fall outside of any pre-defined limits, an alert via email, SMS or ERP works order such as SAP/Oracle/Sage can be sent to the end-user for corrective action.

Furthermore, data without interpretation is not information.

Our ready-to-run analytical reporting provides you with trends, dashboards and insights to prevent and determine points of failures before it happens.

An example of this would be looking at the temperature profile in a cooler to anticipate the longevity of the cooler based on compressor behaviour.

Through our standard API’s, sensory information can be integrated into your existing business analytics software to overlay information such as sales, maintenance orders or customer complaints.

What types of sensors can I apply in my business?

General Description
The pulse counter can be integrated with a system (water meter, power meter, etc.) that provides an output pulse to count the number of actuations within a given frame.

Features
• Counts the number of pulses in given time frame, or aggregates pulses in an ongoing accumulation
• 3 filter settings: No filter, 4 Hz filter, and 40 Hz filter

Smart Sensor Operation
The Urbanise Meter Counter is an electronic counter capable of counting passive (open/closed switch) or active (up to +15 VDC) pulses. Each 10 minutes the sensor will send all measured data to the Gateway which will then relay this data back to the Urbanise Cloud.

Urbanise Meter Counter use patent pending 1 Click Commissioning technology to automatically connect and relay data to the Urbanise Remote Monitoring platform. Via secure access to your Urbanise Account you can see Meter Counter data displayed in a Dashboard for each Building or Remote Asset you are monitoring.

Through the use of patent pending Dynamic Profiles you can set thresholds for each sensor which can trigger alarms that can be sent to you via email, SMS or automatically dispatch Emergency Jobs in the Urbanise Operations and Mobile Workforce applications.

URBANISE Sensor Core Specifications

  • Communication: 868 and 433 MHz
  • Antenna: 100 mm wire antenna
  • Operating Temperature: -7° to 60°C
  • Device Range: 100m non-line-of-sight*
  • Power: Replaceable 3.0 V CR2477 coin cell battery
  • Battery Life: Coin cell that have life span of between 1 & 2 years**


Example Applications

  • Water, gas and air flow meters
  • Door access counter
  • Turn style counting
  • Forklift seat switches
  • Button or switch integration
  • Production line tracking

General Description
The Light Detection Sensor detects the presence of light.

Features
• Detects the presence of light

Smart Sensor Operation
The Light Detection Sensor uses a photo resistor to detect the presence of light around the device. The sensor returns a value of light or no-light to the Urbanise Remote Monitoring Platform.

Urbanise Light Detection Sensors use patent pending 1 Click Commissioning technology to automatically connect and relay data to the Urbanise Remote Monitoring platform. Via secure access to your Urbanise Account you can see Light Detection Sensor data displayed in a Dashboard for each Building or Remote Asset you are monitoring.

Through the use of patent pending Dynamic Profiles you can set thresholds for each sensor which can trigger alarms that can be sent to you via email, SMS or automatically dispatch Emergency Jobs in the Urbanise Operations and Mobile Workforce applications.

URBANISE Sensor Core Specifications

  • Communication: 868 and 433 MHz
  • Antenna: 100mm wire antenna
  • Operating Temperature: -7° to 60°C
  • Device Range: 100m non-line-of-sight*
  • Power: Replaceable 3.0 V CR2477 coin cell battery
  • Battery Life: Coin cell that have life span of between 1 & 2 years**

Example Applications

  • Facilities Management
  • Commercial property management
  • Small business light monitoring
  • LED Maintenance

General Description
The On/Off Sensor can be used to detect contact between two wired contact points, an external mechanical switch or a contact plate.

Features
• 30 cm lead wires
• Can integrate with electrical switches

Smart Sensor Operation
The On/Off Sensor detects when there is contact between the two wired end points. It can easily be integrated into existing switches or contact plates. When the Sensor detects contact between the two end points, it will immediately turn on the sensor radio and transmit the data to the Sensor gateway.

Urbanise On/Off Sensors use patent pending 1 Click Commissioning technology to automatically connect and relay data to the Urbanise Remote Monitoring platform. Via secure access to your Urbanise Account you can see Motion sensor data displayed in a Dashboard for each Building or Remote Asset you are monitoring.

Through the use of patent pending Dynamic Profiles you can set thresholds for each sensor which can trigger alarms that can be sent to you via email, SMS or automatically dispatch Emergency Jobs in the Urbanise Operations and Mobile Workforce applications.

The Sensor can be configured to detect both closed and open loops alerting if contact is made or broken.

URBANISE Sensor Core Specifications

  • Communication: 868 and 433 MHz
  • Antenna: 100 mm wire antenna
  • Operating Temperature: -7° to 60°C
  • Device Range: 100m non-line-of-sight*
  • Power: Replaceable 3.0 V CR2477 coin cell battery
  • Battery Life: Coin cell that have life span of between 1 & 2 years**


Example Applications

  • Freezer / cooler door monitoring
  • Button or switch integration
  • Production line tracking
  • AC unit On/Off
  • Automation controller Status

General Description
The Vibration Sensor accumulates vibration activity, giving the user an idea of how much activity has occurred. Instead of just indicating that vibration is present, it quantifies the vibration by counting the number of vibrations detected in a user specified time period.

Features
• Detects vibration or sudden movement
• Counts vibrations
• Measures constant movement in X,Y,Z new axis to give vibration sensor amplitude in mm/sec

Smart Sensor Operation
The Urbanise Vibration Sensor detects sudden movement or non-movement of a given device or surface, and alerts you of the change. Each 10 minutes the sensor will send all measured data to the Gateway which will then relay this data back to the Urbanise Cloud.

Urbanise Vibration Sensors use patent pending 1 Click Commissioning technology to automatically connect and relay data to the Urbanise Remote Monitoring platform.

Via secure access to your Urbanise Account you can see Vibration sensor data displayed in a Dashboard for each Building or Remote Asset you are monitoring. Through the use of patent pending Dynamic Profiles you can set thresholds for each sensor which can trigger alarms that can be sent to you via email, SMS or automatically dispatch Emergency Jobs in the Urbanise Operations and Mobile Workforce applications.

URBANISE Sensor Core Specifications

  • Communication: 868 and 433 MHz
  • Antenna: 100 mm wire antenna
  • Operating Temperature: -7° to 60°C
  • Device Range: 100m non-line-of-sight*
  • Power: Replaceable 3.0 V CR2477 coin cell battery
  • Battery Life: Coin cell that have life span of between 1 & 2 years**


Example Applications

  • Machinery monitoring
  • Pump monitoring
  • Detect if a window is broken or shattered
  • Vibration counter

 

General Description
The Flood Sensor alerts you of potential property damage that results from flooding or leaks. Place this sensor anywhere flooding or faulty plumbing could cause a problem. This Sensor can also be used to detect a lack of water.

Features
• Water detection probe
• Mounting tabs for positioning at set level above floor to prevent false positives
• Immediately detects presence or non-presence of water

Smart Sensor Operation
The Urbanise Flood Detection Sensor detects when water is present by completing the circuit between the two prongs at the end of the water probe. When water is present the sensor will immediately turn on and transmit the data to the sensor gateway.

Urbanise Flood Sensors use patent pending 1 Click Commissioning technology to automatically connect and relay data to the Urbanise Remote Monitoring platform. Via secure access to your Urbanise Account you can see Flood sensor data displayed in a Dashboard for each Building or Remote Asset you are monitoring.

Through the use of patent pending Dynamic Profiles you can set thresholds for each sensor which can trigger alarms that can be sent to you via email, SMS or automatically dispatch Emergency Jobs in the Urbanise Operations and Mobile Workforce applications.

URBANISE Sensor Core Specifications

  • Communication: 868 and 433 MHz
  • Antenna: 100 mm wire antenna
  • Operating Temperature: -7° to 60°C
  • Device Range: 100m non-line-of-sight*
  • Power: Replaceable 3.0 V CR2477 coin cell battery
  • Battery Life: Coin cell that have life span of between 1 & 2 years**
  • Probe: 900mm leaded wires


Example Applications

  • Water heater monitoring
  • Plumbing leak detection
  • Sump monitoring
  • Boat bilge monitoring
  • Basement / crawl space monitoring

General Description
The Humidity Sensor allows you to accurately monitor the relative humidity of the air within a room or enclosure.

Features
• Measures relative humidity with high accuracy

Smart Sensor Operation
The Urbanise Humidity Sensor detects and measures the relative humidity at the device. Each 10 minutes the sensor will send all measured data to the Gateway which will then relay this data back to the Urbanise Cloud.

Urbanise Humidity Sensors use patent pending 1 Click Commissioning technology to automatically connect and relay data to the Urbanise Remote Monitoring platform. Via secure access to your Urbanise Account you can see Humidity sensor data displayed in a Dashboard for each Building or Remote Asset you are monitoring.

Through the use of patent pending Dynamic Profiles you can set thresholds for each sensor which can trigger alarms that can be sent to you via email, SMS or automatically dispatch Emergency Jobs in the Urbanise Operations and Mobile Workforce applications.

URBANISE Sensor Core Specifications

  • Communication: 868 and 433 MHz
  • Antenna: 100 mm wire antenna
  • Operating Temperature: -7° to 60°C
  • Device Range: 100m non-line-of-sight*
  • Power: Replaceable 3.0 V CR2477 coin cell battery
  • Battery Life: Coin cell that have life span of between 1 & 2 years**


Example Applications

  • Greenhouse humidity monitoring
  • Agriculture environment monitoring
  • Art gallery and museum environmental monitoring
  • HVAC dehumidification monitoring
  • Humidity monitoring
  • General weather and environmental monitoring

General Description
The RF Wireless Temperature Sensor uses a type NTC thermistor to measure temperature.

Features
• Accurate to ± 1° C (± 1.8° F)
• Increased accuracy by user calibration to ± 0.25° C (± 0.45° F)
• Probe temperature range of -40°C to +125°C

Smart Sensor Operation

The Urbanise Temperature Sensor detects and measures temperature in Degrees Celsius on a continual basis. Each 10 minutes the sensor will send all measured data to the Gateway which will then relay this data back to the Urbanise Cloud.

Urbanise Temperature Sensors use patent pending 1 Click Commissioning technology to automatically connect and relay data to the Urbanise Remote Monitoring platform. Via secure access to your Urbanise Account you can see Temperature sensor data displayed in a Dashboard for each Building or Remote Asset you are monitoring.

Through the use of patent pending Dynamic Profiles you can set thresholds for each sensor which can trigger alarms that can be sent to you via email, SMS or automatically dispatch Emergency Jobs in the Urbanise Operations and Mobile Workforce applications.

URBANISE Sensor Core Specifications

  • Communication: 868 and 433 MHz
  • Antenna: 100 mm wire antenna
  • Operating Temperature: -7° to 60°C
  • Device Range: 100m non-line-of-sight*
  • Power: Replaceable 3.0 V CR2477 coin cell battery
  • Battery Life: Coin cell that have life span of between 1 & 2 years**
  • Probe: 900mm leaded wires (As additional option)


Example Applications

  • Room Temperature Monitoring
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • HVAC Testing
  • Data Center Monitoring
  • Freezers & Coolers

General Description
The wireless motion detection sensor uses an infrared sensor to accurately detect movements made by people / animals within 5 m range.

Features
• Detects motion

Smart Sensor Operation

The Urbanise Motion Detection Sensor detects motion and movement using infrared technology. When the sensor detects movement it communicates transmit the data to the sensor gateway.

Urbanise Motion Sensors use patent pending 1 Click Commissioning technology to automatically connect and relay data to the Urbanise Remote Monitoring platform. Via secure access to your Urbanise Account you can see Motion sensor data displayed in a Dashboard for each Building or Remote Asset you are monitoring.

Through the use of patent pending Dynamic Profiles you can set thresholds for each sensor which can trigger alarms that can be sent to you via email, SMS or automatically dispatch Emergency Jobs in the Urbanise Operations and Mobile Workforce applications.

URBANISE Sensor Core Specifications

  • Communication: 868 and 433 MHz
  • Antenna: 100 mm wire antenna
  • Operating Temperature: -7° to 60°C
  • Device Range: 100m non-line-of-sight*
  • Power: Replaceable 3.0 V CR2477 coin cell battery
  • Battery Life: Coin cell that have life span of between 1 & 2 years**


Example Applications

  • Monitor area access
  • Detect when people enter a room

How do I get started?

Based on experiences in the IoT field and typical challenges faced by business encountered in the process, there are a number of best practices to address while planning and implementing an IoT solution

1. Build an IoT team that directly contributes to the IoT system’s definition and implementation
2. Define the IoT system based on your needs and the monitoring process requirements

3. Determine the business value to validate the ROI and the expected benefit to the organisation
4. Acquire stakeholder agreement and funding before planning the integration into areas such as ERP or other BI solutions

5. Classify the sensor data to determine how it will be managed, analysed, secured and stored
6. Design the network infrastructure to operate seamlessly with the current IT systems, facility operations and business processes.
7. Review the environmental conditions to keep the IoT system free from  potential hazards or inadvertent damage.
8. Define the space and electrical power needs to accommodate the new devices and sensors

9. Secure the IoT devices and data to maintain their security and integrity, as well as the enterprise network and systems.
10. Align with corporate data governance policies so that the access, use and storage of the sensor data are properly controlled.
11. Design for scalability so that the IoT system can be efficiently expanded or repeated across multiple locations and facilities
12. Integrate and manage the IoT devices using a methodology that will result in reliable, efficient, secure and a repeatable system
13. Establish a support model that consistently and adequately maintains the IoT system
14. Plan the resources to install, sustain and manage the IoT system
15. Manage the business case to ensure that you achieve the objectives set out and to identify further opportunities to gain insights into your operations

What benefits will I get from IoT?

  • Quality and Product Management
  • Customer Experience Management
  • Reduction in Maintenance Costs
  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Business Process Efficiencies
  • Energy and Utility Savings
  • Plant Turnaround Time Improvement
  • Asset Management and Tracking
  • Visibility and Traceability of Information
  • Space Optimisation

We have assisted a number of customers across various industries to define their IoT business case and approach, ranging from retail stations to data centres. Contact us to start your business transformation journey through IoT.

Examples of the Applications of our IoT Sensors

Freezers & Cold Stores

Certain items must be kept frozen otherwise they will perish and must be discarded if they defrost. Health and Safety laws are more stringent around frozen goods and medical items have even more stringent requirements. It may be critical to maintain a constant record of temperature level where these items are stored for Health and Safety Audit purposes.

Lifts

All lift motors are susceptible to intermittent failure with incidents occurring more frequently the older the lift is. Most buildings will have a contract with a specialist lift maintenance company, however the time it takes to detect and dispatch a specialist to assist people who are stuck and then to repair a lift can be hours or even days. Property Managers may suffer penalties for delayed response.

Motors & Pumps

Motors & Pumps are used in many applications within manufacturing and industrial production facilities. A motor that is running continuously will eventually break down and cause a loss of production which has a cost to the facility in lost output. It is possible to predict motor or pump failure if heat or vibration increase over time.

HVAC Chiller & Boiler

Chillers & Boilers provide the key piece of infrastructure for heating or cooling a large building. If a building is too hot or too cold it will cause discomfort to occupants who may have to leave the building causing loss of tenant occupancy and subsequent loss of yield from the space. Managers may suffer penalties if spaces are unable to be occupied.

Planned Maintenance

There are many activities in planned maintenance for building equipment which are repetitive and often unnecessary if the equipment is not running permanently. Instead of scheduling on a calendar, teams can be scheduled when equipment has run a certain amount, similar to servicing a car when the odometer has reached certain points This can reduce or even remove staff from buildings.

Communication Rooms

Many buildings contain a small unmanned rooms for Communications or Computer Server Equipment. These rooms must operate at a constant temperature and humidity to ensure electronics do not overheat or electronically short and underfloor electronics do not experience flooding all of which would cause equipment to fail and subsequent loss of business output.

Refrigerators

Certain items must be kept refrigerated otherwise they will perish and must be discarded. In addition items that have gone off due to overheating can pose a health and safety risk if sold to a customer and they become sick. It may be critical to maintain record of temperature levels where these items are stored for Health and Safety Audit purposes.

Utility Benchmarking

Energy consumption typically makes up around 50% of the operation cost of building. Energy must be measured at an individual circuit level to enable engineering staff to isolate where wastage is occurring. This this information can be used to measure and verify whether energy saving projects have been successful in delivering energy reductions.