Remote Monitoring and Control

Internet of Things connectivity has transformed the reality of monitoring and control for ever.

Commercial systems such as refrigeration, lighting, HVAC/R and other in-building equipment no longer need be standalone systems, installed, monitored, managed and maintained on a building-by-building basis at a great (and indeed often a prohibitive) cost.
Instead, RCS’s Machine-to-Machine (M2M) solutions make the monitoring of remote and mobile devices more cost-effective and more feasible than ever.

RCS’ new generation of low-power, high-function Orion monitors have been designed to connect effortlessly and directly to the latest cloud-based monitoring bureaus.

Direct connection

With direct connection between device and cloud, there is no requirement for complex and expensive systems in every building.

Accuracy and control

Data can be tracked, recorded and analysed 24x7x365, with alarms and alerts directed to the right people at the right time. And users can track their data in real time via any browser from anywhere in the world.

Low cost

Hardware and installation costs have tumbled, representing an astonishing breakthrough in the affordability of this level of technology.

Read more about the Orion Monitor range.

With RCS remote monitoring solutions, equipment that was formerly nothing more than a cost centre can now deliver a constant and accessible stream of business data.

Orion Remote Monitor

Rather than being tied to a single proprietary cloud-based monitoring solution, Orion has been designed to work with all of the leading brands in this field.

The latest generation of cloud-based monitoring bureaus are transforming the way retail, healthcare, hospitality, food processing and other sectors monitor and manage their building systems.

Instead of managing each installation on a building-by-building basis, Internet of Things connectivity allows users to automatically upload and aggregate data in a central data warehouse and on a single software platform.


The advantages of Orion cloud vs local monitoring

Cost

With no requirement for expensive front-end system management units on every site, equipment and installation costs are dramatically reduced. Typical multi-outlet installations could see outlay reduced from a million pound plus to just a few hundred thousand. And efficiencies in ongoing support and maintenance costs (see below) can help ensure the lifetime cost of ownership advantages are even greater.

Security

A Cloud-based solution ensures data is automatically backed up and saved for future analysis and compliance requirements. The latest encryption protocols ensure rigorous data protection.

Compliance

Legislative compliance is a core function of Cloud-based monitoring bureaus. Data is automatically backed up and stored, and bespoke reporting is available to meet the requirements of various compliance regimes.

Access

Access your data wherever you are, whenever you want – 24x7x365 around the world. Remote access now managed via the web browser on any enabled internet device, so gone are the days of dialing into a site through a modem or TCP/IP.

Efficiency

Alerts for temperature, power or configuration problems go direct to management or maintenance companies via SMS, email and / or automated phone calls (rather than buzzers in staff rooms). By automating maintenance, energy and alarm management you can achieve more rapid response, smarter decision making over the long term, achievement cost and competitive advantage throughout the life of your commercial systems equipment.

Continuous Improvement

Dedicated cloud software is designed to analyse trends and performance, allowing users to assess real-world performance, performance against set KPIs and long-term problems.

Usability

Cloud-based monitoring systems typically offer an outstanding user-experience compared with local touchscreen units, including multi-browser interfaces, multi-device responsiveness and flexible reporting modules.

Size of application

The dramatically lower cost of a system installation make effective monitoring an affordable reality for the first time in small individual units, often dispersed over a wide area, from convenience stores, petroleum forecourts and food outlets to healthcare clinics, surgeries and beyond.

Remote location

The lower power requirements, the multi-connectivity options (including GSM), and the facility for remote configuration and upgrades, allow the Orion monitors to operate in the remotest locations, even off-grid and driven by solar or wind power.


Applications

Our systems monitor a huge range of sensors and values, including: pressure / force; light level; position; speed; wind sensors; liquid sensors; refrigerant gas leak detectors; presence detectors; alarms; magnetic contacts; gas, electric & water usage; volt free contacts; and more.

As a result, RCS can help you implement remote monitoring and control for a huge range of applications, including (but not confined to):

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Temperature Monitoring

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Temperature Monitoring

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Temperature Control

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Heater Control

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Fan Control

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Valve Control

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Energy saving applications

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Plant Operating Pressures

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Vibration Monitoring

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Lights & Lamps Control

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Condition Monitoring

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Shutter Control

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Lux level sensors

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Energy saving applications

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Motor Control

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Solenoid Valve Status

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AC and DC Motor Status

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Stepper Motor Monitoring

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Energy saving applications

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Speed Monitoring

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Building Control

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Level detection

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Flood detection

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Building Control

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Shut down Plant

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Leak Alerts / Alarms

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Reset Detectors

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Turn lights on/off automatically, monitor occupancy and usage

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Alert cloud bureau contact occupants – safety applications

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Security related alarms, window open turn off heating etc.

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Consumption data

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Control gates / access / remote access

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Energy saving applications

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Plant Alarm Chains