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Remote monitoring system needed

zepfanzepfan Member Posts: 294
Does anyone know of a control that does not need a EMS system attached to it, that is completely stand alone that can be configured with an IP address that would alert the necessary people in the event that a unit goes into alarm? The application is we have is we have two electro mechanical split systems. Both units have lock out boards with a 24 volt output that is intended to power a fault light, or alarm buzzer. My thought was to send that 24 volts to a control that when voltage is present (the unit is in lock out) the control then sends the alert to the necessary personnel. Any assistance would be much appreciated. Thanks to all.


  • Tim PotterTim Potter Member Posts: 252
    Try Control by Web out of Utah

    Iv'e used them for years.

    Winter Park, CO & Lenexa, KS
  • mattmia2mattmia2 Member Posts: 1,318
    devices that can take a contact closure or voltage and send an e-mail or communicate with another ip device over an ip network are common for alarm systems, freezer monitoring, and av systems. there are lots of things out there if you google. the security industry probably has the most selection.
  • SuperJSuperJ Member Posts: 579
    You could use a Distech ECY controller. They are IP and support email. Might be overkill. It's what I use day to day commercially for larger building control systems.
    The graphical function block programming tools are nice.
    I think you can purchase them at

    Cochrane could probably suggest some other products that would suite your purpose too.
  • WellnessWellness Member Posts: 100
    I second @Tim Potter recommendation. CBW devices are absolutely reliable and tech support is outstanding. The x300 or X-405, may serve your purposes. Both have an internal web server, so you won't have to pay, or depend on, some company or 3rd party web service being online or in business 5 to 10 years from now, to get your alerts.
  • BoilerToolboxBoilerToolbox Member Posts: 3
    The Tekmar 486 Gateway might be overkill but it has 3 alarm inputs.
  • nibsnibs Member Posts: 462
    On the low end, I used a tempstick when we were away at christmass, put it anywhere on the heater, and it will record the temperature, & graph it, you can set high or low temperature signals and it will email you a warning, it will also show cycle times by recording temps. You can have it report to your computer as long as there is a modem close enough to get the signal. It will not interact with the heater, just send signals.
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