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Sensor Detection as a part of IoT and IIoT

Sensors are everywhere. They’re in our homes and workplaces, our shopping centres and hospitals. They’re embedded in smart telephones and a vital part of the Internet of Things (IoT). Sensors have been around for a long time. The first thermostat was introduced in the late Eighties, and infrared sensors have been around since the late 1940s. However, the IoT and its counterpart, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), bring sensor utilisation to a brand new level.
Broadly speaking, sensors are devices that detect and respond to changes in an environment. Inputs can come from numerous assets, which include light, temperature, movement and pressure. Sensor outputs provide valuable statistics, and if sensors are linked to a network, they are able to share information with other devices and control systems.
Sensors are critical to the operation of many of today’s organisations. They can alert potential troubles before they grow to be massive problems, for instance, allowing organisations to carry out predictive maintenance and avoid expensive downtime. The information from sensors can also be analysed for trends, allowing business proprietors to gain insight into critical trends and make informed evidence-based decisions.
Sensors come in many shapes and sizes. Some are purpose-built containing many integrated individual sensors, permitting monitoring and measurement of many assets.
There are many varieties of IoT sensors and an even greater range of packages and use cases.

SPG Sensor Remote Device

The SPG Sensor Remote Device (SD1-2ADI-PCB) provides an easy expansion for an S1000 Smart Controller to provide analogue sensing information. It may be linked through the S1000 rules engine and then used to enable automated local decisions and provide an audit trail that can also be passed to ARCO Platform for logging.
The Sensor device runs on an OSDP communication, and up to 16 devices can be connected to an S1000. In addition, each sensor device supports onboard temperature and humidity, light detection and an accelerometer for movement detection.
There are also 2 additional digital/analogue inputs, with the analogue inputs supporting both voltage and current monitoring of third-party sensor devices. In addition, there is also 1 analogue/digital output.

Light Sensor

The Sensor Device enables you to measure the intensity of visible light. The sensor’s spectral response tightly matches the human eye’s photopic response and includes significant infrared rejection.

Features

  • Precision Optical Filtering to Match Human Eye
  • Rejects > 99% (typ) of IR
  • 23-bit effective dynamic range with automatic gain ranging
  • Binary-Weighted Full-Scale Range Settings
  •  0.2% (typ) Matching Between Ranges
  • Flexible Interrupt System

Temperature and Humidity Sensor

The Sensor Device enables the measurement of the surrounding air’s absolute temperature and relative humidity.

Features

  • Fully calibrated, linearised, and temperature compensated data output
  • Parallel measurement of temperature and humidity on separate pins
  • Typical accuracy of 1.5 %RH and 0.2 °C

 

Motion Sensor

The Sensor Device enables inertial measurement using a 6-axis MotionTracking that combines a 3-axis gyroscope and a 3-axis accelerometer.

Features

  • Digital-output X-, Y-, and Z-axis angular rate sensors (gyroscopes) with a full-scale range of ±250, ±500, ±1000, and ±2000°/sec and integrated 16-bit ADCs
  • Digital-output X-, Y-, and Z-axis accelerometer with a full-scale range of ±2g, ±4g, ±8g and ±16g and integrated 16-bit ADCs
  • Factory calibrated sensitivity scale factor
  • Wake-on-motion interrupt for low power operation of applications processor
  • Minimal cross-axis sensitivity between the accelerometer and gyroscope axes

Hazardous Gas Detection

The Sensor Device enables measurement of gas leakage by detecting LPG, isobutane, propane, methane, alcohol, Hydrogen or smoke gasses.

Features

  • Wide detecting scope
  • Fast response and High sensitivity
  • Stable and long life
  • Simple drive circuit

Pressure Sensor

The Sensor Device enables measurement of barometric pressure based on piezo-resistive technology featuring high accuracy and linearity as well as long-term stability and high EMC robustness.

Features

  • Detects pressure from 300 to 1100 hPa
  • Relative Accuracy at ±0.12 hPa, equiv. to ±1 m (950 to 1050hPa @25°C)
  • Absolute Accuracy at typ. ±1 hPa (950 to 1050 hPa, 0 to +40°C)

Indoor Air Quality Sensor

The Sensor Device enables measurement of contaminating gases present in real-world applications enabling a unique long-term stability and low drift.

Features

  • Multi-pixel gas sensor for indoor air quality applications
  • Outstanding long-term stability
  • Two pre-processed indoor air quality signals

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monitoring Your System Anytime Anywhere

24/7 Monitoring for Security Systems

Your Corporation’s security system should be something that can be easily monitored anytime and anywhere. Thanks to a lot of improvements in technology, it finally can!

What Are Security Systems?

Security systems help protect your place of business. They permit access, preserving privacy and establishing audit trails, they provide video recording and transmission of events, provide out of hours intruder detection and can be extended to include any number of environmental sensors enabled to control light, heat, humidity, flood, fire, power consumption and lone working. Depending on budget or demand for security, the system can be configured to suit all business types, from a single premise to a multi-location, multinational business.

Deciding what security system and security devices to purchase can be an intimidating responsibility. However, there are several sources of information from third party consultants, local expert providers and recommendations from Police Crime Prevention Units. SPG Controls would advocate the appointment of experienced and accredited companies as an installation and support partner, In addition, the enablement of remote control of your security solution is essential in today’s unique environment, where individual and remote working is an everyday occurrence.

There are some factors to consider when selecting a security system. For instance, what would best serve your Company, controlling access through the use of locking devices and readers, providing intruder detection during overnight and weekend closures, protecting remote and lone workers, protecting valuable assets from flood, fire, heat and humidity or misuse? Monitoring and recording CCTV or audio to enable verification of any event? Typically, an intruder alarm is connected to a third-party monitoring company who follow your instructions depending on the type and time of an alarm event. In today’s market, SPG Controls would recommend taking a further step forwards by enabling the control of your Company’s security systems through a mobile application, providing immediate data on your premise’s security system. Having the ability to check, verify and manage all aspects of your security solution as an authenticated user from your mobile device is essential.

Advantages of Security Systems

Security systems today have many benefits, thanks to advancements in technology. Many are now connected to IoT devices (Internet of Things) which makes them ideal for automating aspects of your Company’s security. For instance, by permitting both local and remote locking and unlocking of doors and gates.

Permitting the monitoring of your Company’s security system anytime and from anywhere. Additionally providing CCTV and audio content to enable remote verification. It’s much easier to decide on a course of action if management can see and hear what’s happening.

SPG Controls’ ARCO Enterprise Platform allows users to monitor data from thousands of remote sites. It is built with the latest web technologies for a faster and more secure experience. Support for unlimited connections also means that there is a huge potential for horizontal scalability. Every function supported is also accessible thanks to an open API. A dynamic server environment also ensures that there are unlimited redundancy and scalability

Product Specifics

SPG Controls’ S1000 Smart Controller manages access control, intruder alarms and any other applicable building management functions that can be remotely accessed by authorized users. It allows the monitoring and access of your security system whilst maintaining a secure remote connection. As an option, it can be equipped with a 4G connection as well as with Bluetooth Low Energy for setup and control. Other S1000 controllers can also be connected as slaves to expand the network in a building, compound, campus or over globally dispersed locations.

The SPG Sensor Remote Expansion Device provides analogue sensing information. These can be connected to the  S1000 controller, which processes information in real-time in order to decide the course of action based on the pre-programmed rules. The interface also has sensors for humidity and temperature, which can also be useful for facilities that have intensive cooling or warming systems.

SPG Sensor Remote Expansion Device

Contact us today to find out how an SPG Controls security system can help you protect your assets.