|Updated: 11/24/2005; 11:53:15 PM.
|Wireless remote data
Technologies and sample systems that gather sensor data across distances, usually via radio links. This includes general telemetry and SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition), especially for gathering data about wildlife, natural resources, and distributed energy systems.
Thursday, January 08, 2004
Monitoring the Beach House: How remote Internet sensors are being deployed in second homes: "OzVision, an Israeli company that opened an office in Massachusetts in 2002, offers closed-circuit-video and still-photo systems. (The images generated by these kinds of systems can be monitored by the homeowner or by a security company.)" Temperature and security sensors, fire alarms, and remote control of air conditioning or heating are also mentioned. Luxury yachts get specialized systems. Assurance of electric supply is sometimes difficult, so notices of power loss are also important.
Property managers have systems: "Using a Web- and telephone-based program, Timothy Cafferty, the president and general manager of ResortQuest Outer Banks can now warn thousands of people at once that a hurricane is coming, giving them 90 seconds of evacuation instructions over the telephone and requesting that they press a button to confirm that the message was received." They used to make up to 4800 phone calls per hurricane. 11:37:02 PM
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