Conserv features: Real-time alerts for environmental monitoring

by | Aug 4, 2020 | Blog, New Features

Peace of mind for collections professionals

Think of real-time alerts as Conserv’s way of reassuring you: “I’ll keep an eye on your collections and let you know if there’s anything to worry about. If you don’t hear from me, it’s all good.” Alerts give you a little more peace of mind to focus on other collection issues.

Any time you’re away, something troublesome could happen without your knowledge. The power could flicker out. The heating or cooling system could malfunction. A storm could tear off the roof. (That actually happened to a Conserv client.)

And, as we all now know, a pandemic could shut down your building for weeks at a time. Before this year, you probably didn’t have that on your list of contingencies to plan for, did you? Even a perfectly normal closure for a weekend or holiday carries the risk of a small problem springing up and worsening for hours before anyone notices.

Real-time alerts and remote environmental monitoring

You can’t anticipate every possibility. Fortunately, Conserv’s simple wireless environmental monitoring lets you track environmental readings remotely. So you can keep an eye on the temperature, relative humidity, and light levels, and you can detect movement and leaks. But what if you’re traveling or attending an event, or just have something else you’d rather do than check your computer or smartphone constantly?

That’s why we at Conserv developed our events & alerts feature. Even if you’re busy or away from your desk, you can set up Conserv to send email and text alerts to your smartphone or other mobile devices.

Set your own variables and appropriate levels

For each alert, you set the variable you want to keep an eye on. Check out all the aspects you can decide on for your own alerts:

  • Where you want to track events happening (sensor, space, or even an entire building).
  • Value or range that triggers an alert – for example, a temperature that rises above a certain point, or a humidity level that goes above or below your preferred range.
  • How long the criteria should be met before alerting you – so you can ignore temporary blips (if you want).
  • Who gets alerted. There’s no point bothering every single person every single time, is there? Or turn it off when you’re on holidays while someone else takes over.

Make sure you read our blog post on how to set appropriate levels for your Conserv sensors to make the most out of your real-time alerts.

Then you go on about your life. You can relax, knowing that Conserv is keeping an eye on your collections 24/7 and will let you know if anything seems amiss.

You can find out more about real-time alerts from our Knowledge Base.

If you have any questions about environmental monitoring, integrated pest management, or just want to talk about preventative conservation, please reach out to us! Don’t forget to check out our blog or join our community of collections care professionals where you can discuss hot topics, connect with other conservators or even take a course to get familiar with the Conserv platform.

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