Environmental Monitoring: It’s More Than Just “Nice to Have”
As a business owner, you’re likely a huge proponent of having security features such as video surveillance, access control, smoke and fire detection, motion detection and intrusion. It seems like things are pretty under control, right? In many aspects, yes. But there’s another element that could benefit your business in many surprising ways—environmental monitoring.
Think it’s an Extra?
Environmental monitoring is typically just outside of the mindset for most business owners and often considered an “extra”. But there’s a host of applications and reasons why owners in the business and commercial sectors should consider environmental monitoring as a business tool. Here are just a few of the many.
• Water Detection: Water is one of the most destructive forces in nature and the damage it can cost a business can easily run into the thousands in a very short time. All it takes is one leaky water heater or overflowing sink to result in crippling repair costs. Having your water sensors monitored is an effective and highly affordable way to be notified of water issues before the damage occurs.
• Pre-freeze Warnings: Pipe damage due to freeze is another problem resulting in huge problems. By using pre-freeze warnings you can save your business future problems by being notified in enough time to act.
• Protect Sensitive Equipment: Many businesses have rooms for computers and other sensitive equipment, where if water collects where it should not or if it gets too hot it could mean putting thousands of dollars of equipment at risk. The cost of environmental alarming features and monitoring is nominal and provides the information you need to protect your investment.
• Temperature Logging: If your business involves food, pharmaceuticals, or vaccines then temperature logging is another important advantage. Not only does it ensure the product is kept within a certain temperature range, it checks temperature automatically at various intervals saving time and reducing labor costs.
• Humidity Thresholds: A rise in humidity may be less expected, but it is just as damaging in environments where water build-up can damage products or equipment.
• Dangerous Gas Detection: Invisible hazards can originate from the release of toxic gases. Monitoring enables personnel to take countermeasures to ensure safety.
Keeping a close eye on your business means more overall benefits, too, like cost savings, legal compliance, and differentiating your business from others. That’s not just nice to have. That’s huge.
If you have any questions about environmental monitoring, give ATS a call. 414-476-4200