Three easy ways to be in two places at once

Posted Dec 02, 2011

Everything that matters to your company is locked away in the server room – except for the people. And that’s the problem. Keeping an eye on the server room is difficult when you’re always needed somewhere else. Using door contacts and motion sensors, Climate Guard will let you know when the server room needs your attention.

How to be two places at once
Whether you’re at your desk, off site, or chasing down a problem in another department, Climate Guard will email you any time someone accesses your server room. Using the system’s onboard web interface, you can quickly log on from your smartphone to see what’s going on.

Here are three easy ways to be in two places at once:

1) Install door contacts on the room and rack doors.
Wiring door contacts is cheap and easy. Use door contacts to determine when anyone has opened a rack door, or simply entered the room at all.

2) Install motion sensors in corridors and near the doors.
Even just one motion sensor in the server room helps paint a picture of what is going on. Depending on the size of your room, place motion sensors in corners, at the end of a walkway, or just near the door.

3) Use IP security cameras.
IP security cameras are affordable and readily available. And they are must have for every server room. Climate Guard integrates with many popular IP-based cameras.Preventing information overloadYou can configure Climate Guard to only tell you about activity that happens when you’re not expecting it. Simply schedule email alerts for after hours or any time staff is not expected to be working onsite, and Climate Guard will let you know only when there is an exception. All of this information is also logged onboard Climate Guard. If you’ve been away for awhile, just log on to Climate Guard to see an activity log.Stay on top of what’s happening in your mission-critical facilities, even when you can’t be there. 

To get a taste of what Climate Guard can do for you, check out our live, web-based demo system.

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