Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Watchdog 100 Climate Monitor and WD-1 Water sensors.

With my recent minor water issue, I decided to add an additional climate monitor to both our Warehouse Data Center and main office server room. The last thing any IT admin wants is a failed HVAC unit or leaking roof taking down critical infrastructure. I have used ITWatchdogs MiniGoose II's in the past with great success and decided to purchase two WatchDog 100's with WD-1 water sensors.

From the ITWatchdogs website:

On-board Sensors: 
Temperature: -22 to 185 °F (-30 to 85 °C), +/- 0.5 °C 
Humidity: 0 to 100%, +/- 2% 

Power: 6VDC power supply (included) 
Ethernet: 10/100 Mbps, RJ-45 receptacle 
Real Time Clock (RTC) with power backup 
Reset IP push-button: restores factory defaults 
Warranty: 1 year (extended warranties available) 

Software Features: 
HTTP/HTTPS: web access 
Alarms: high/low values, multiple thresholds per sensor 
ESMTP: email alerts, ESMTP auth 
SNMP (v1, v2c): gets, trap and clear alerts, MIB 
Paging: email to pager proxy 
XML: meta-tagged sensor values, alarms, config 
Syslog: send debug messages to Syslog server 
Access-control: 3 access levels (admin, control, view only) 
Web cams (optional): Up to four can be displayed 
Compatible with WatchDog Console Aggregator 
I can't wait to get these setup and tested. Hopefully they will never go off, but I would rather be safe then sorry.


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