Choosing the Right Remote Monitoring Option
Often located in remote locations with minimal staff, remote monitoring is essential for businesses ranging from forest management to oil exploration. Without remote monitoring, ensuring safe and reliable generator operation is next to impossible. With it, everything is possible. With some research and guidance from an EGSA certified team of technicians, it’s easy to select a system that is capable of meeting your needs and exceeding your expectations.
Choosing the Right Remote Monitoring System
The gateway is one of the first things you want to consider. It should be durable and designed to deliver reliable performance under the conditions inherent to your worksite. It should have sufficient durability to withstand environmental conditions as well as any workplace hazards.
Of supreme importance is to select a remote monitoring system that offers 24/7 support and robust security updates. Remember, any device that allows remote access to your systems is a potential gateway for cyber thieves and competitors. As such, you want a remote system that is thoroughly tested for potential intrusion risks and regularly updated to seal up any holes that cyber criminals may try to squeeze through.
With this in mind, you should also make sure your remote monitoring system is equipped with geofencing and GPS capabilities. This will not only make it easier for repair technicians to locate the generator, but it will also help you recover a system that may “go for an unauthorized walk.”
Of course, not every alarm is a true alarm. As you consider the alarm functions the remote monitoring system offers, make sure it has nuisance alarm filtering. Otherwise, you could find yourself in a situation where Chicken Little keeps calling, and eventually, everyone stops listening. Filtering helps make sure that non-alarms don’t cause your employees to turn a deaf ear to genuine system faults and emergencies.
You also want a system that is expandable. From master alarms to monitoring features, select a system that is designed to grow and evolve as your needs change and new opportunities emerge.
Don’t Forget To Look Beyond the Generator
Many modern pieces of equipment can be connected to your remote monitoring network. This includes pumps, other engines, lighting systems, and more. Thus, you should look for a system that facilitates the connection of other devices and equipment into a broader monitoring network. This will enhance your capabilities, streamline maintenance, and make it easier to focus on getting the work done quickly and efficiently.
The team at Gen-Tech Power Generation Specialists can help you select the ideal remote monitoring solution for your needs. We encourage you to contact our team by calling our offices in Denver, Tucson, Glendale, Las Vegas, or Albuquerque. We’ll be happy to answer your questions and tell you more about the features our most popular generator remote monitoring systems offer.