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When Do You Have Air Quality and Health Problems?

When’s the worst time for air quality? What season is pollution at its poorest?

Tools.Valarm.net Remote Monitoring Systems Water Air Quality Industrial IoT Monitor Sensors 72Perhaps you believe it’s winter with the inversion layers keeping particulates in the air that you breathe into your lungs.

Or perhaps summer with the ozone sticking around from high heat. Maybe it’s spring with all of the pollen, dust, and other allergens getting blown around.

In the end, it depends on where you and your family live, but air quality issues are becoming more common all year round. What’s goin’ on?


New research suggests that plants are a big part of air pollution when it’s really hot outside. Don’t we want trees and plants to clean the air. It’s pretty surprising that during heat waves plants emit more chemicals that react and form ozone.

Of course there are lots of other sources for poor air quality like food choices since every action has a cost. And cities like Salt Lake City, Utah, are taking steps to improve urban air quality. This includes better transportation alternatives, like electric or natural gas, and switching refineries to different fuels.


Tools.Valarm.net Remote Monitoring Systems Water Air Quality Industrial IoT Monitor Sensors 73Improving your air quality helps you immediately feel better and has long-term benefits like a longer life.

According to this MIT study, air pollution in China causes thousands of death every day, millions per year.

Poor air quality contributes to an early death from things like cancers and heart, lung, and stroke disorders.

A lot of the fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and ozone (O3) in our lungs is due to transportation vehicles and exhausts.


Is air quality worse than it’s been in previous years, or are we just more aware of it now?

Environmental protection agencies are issuing more air quality alerts all over the US.

Tools.Valarm.net Remote Monitoring Systems Water Air Quality Industrial IoT Monitor Sensors 71Here are a few examples:


So now what can we, YOU and I, do about it?

Tools.Valarm.net Industrial IoT Remote Monitoring Sensors Air Quality Fire Risk Weather Pollution Web DashboardsCities, government agencies, and other organizations are deploying more monitoring systems to remotely monitor our environment, especially air and water.

With today’s technologies like Industrial IoT (Internet of Things) sensors, it’s easier and more cost-effective to measure our environment than ever before.

And this means less toxins and safer environments for all of us. Do you want better health for you and your family?

Water Shortages, Droughts, Floods, and Cowboys Transporting Icebergs

Water is a hot issue today. No matter where you live, it seems like there’s not enough or too much.  What’s going on? Are we actually seeing important changes or is today’s hyper-connected society just making us feel like catastrophes are happening constantly?

Tools.Valarm.net Remote Monitoring Systems Water Air Quality Industrial IoT Monitor Sensors 65This article explains how America has a water crisis that’s making water cost too much money for millions of families. You’ve probably heard about what happened in Flint, Michigan. The story explains how a third of Americans won’t be able to afford to pay for their water by 2020.

The high costs are mostly due to out dated infrastructure and water pipe networks that need to be upgraded around the country. You can see water districts are already trying to increase water bill rates by 83% in Sacramento.

Tools.Valarm.net Remote Monitoring Systems Water Air Quality Industrial IoT Monitor Sensors 66However, lots of rain and rising water levels have made it hazardous for fishermen or any boats to go out on Lake Ontario. They’ve got massive flooding and way too much water. Events have been canceled in New York since the lake is dangerous. Even recreational boaters have been negatively impacted and are delaying going out in the water.

Tools.Valarm.net Remote Monitoring Systems Water Air Quality Industrial IoT Monitor Sensors 54You’ve probably heard about drought conditions in California over recent years. Now Nestle’s Arrowhead water has been called out with challenges around how much money they’re making by bottling and selling California’s water. Is this because public agencies and government entities have dropped the ball? You can decide for yourself about the sustainability of water and how renewable of a resource it is. How much profit should gigantic multinational businesses be allowed to gain from public natural resources?

Tools.Valarm.net Remote Monitoring Systems Water Air Quality Industrial IoT Monitor Sensors 70And there’s deserts like the Middle East, where it rarely rains and water is a really precious resource. However, they’ve got enough money to make it feasible to bring an iceberg to the UAE. Will they do it? Take a gander at this story for more on how these iceberg cowboys are hoping to be the first folks to tow an iceberg thousands of miles and kilometers.


Tools.Valarm.net Water Monitoring Wells Depths Flow Meters Industrial IoT Internet of Things Applications Water Resources Management Sensors Map DashboardNow how does today’s technology help with all of these water resources management needs? These stories all tie together in the fact that water monitoring systems help to effectively address all of our water needs. After all, how many days can you and your family live without water?

Sensors and Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) make it easy to remotely monitor water. Whether it’s water levels and flooding, water quality like pH, or monitoring water usage and water wells, we’ve got to make sure we’re making the most of what we’ve got.

Tools.Valarm.net Industrial IoT Remote Monitoring Sensors Air Quality Fire Risk Weather Pollution Web DashboardsHardware manufacturers around the world make rugged, reliable sensors for monitoring water and fluids. For example, level sensors are made by companies like Flowline, In-Situ, and Senix. And flow meters are made by businesses such as McCrometer and EKM Metering. All of your various sensor hardware integrates to make an efficient water monitoring system with web-based cloud software.


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I’m here to help you, your teams, and your organization deploy your most effective water monitoring systems.

Please don’t hesitate to talk to me at Info@Valarm.net if you’ve got any questions.

Remotely Monitoring Water Levels, Usage, Groundwater, Rain, Fluids, and Floods

How and why do you need to monitor water? Water monitoring systems are more important than ever as the precious resource seems to come in quantities that are too much or too little.

Having too much water and rain is causing an increase in flooding in areas like North Carolina and Texas. Could it be climate change?

How about storing excess water underground to use at a later time when you’ve got a drought? This ‘thinking outside the box’ idea is used in California, Florida, and the pacific northwest in the U.S. Now Houston, Texas, is considering what they can do. Along with the help of hydrologists and engineers, this article details how Texas is researching how rainwater can be quickly pumped so it can avoid dangerous flooding conditions.

Tools.Valarm.net Remote Monitoring Air Quality Water Pollution Industrial IoT Monitor Sensors 9Water quality and drinkable water is critical for you and your family. However, even as a water works case was won by farmers that should have helped with water pollution, the water is still polluted in Iowa according to this story.


What can you do about the need for better water monitoring?


How do you deploy effective water monitoring systems?


industrial-iot-water-monitoring-air-quality-pollution-remote-internet-of-things-sensor-devicesWater monitoring systems can be powered via any power source, like standard mains 110V wall outlets or a solar panel.

You can use the most appropriate internet connectivity for each deployment, whether it’s WiFi, GSM mobile cell network, or Ethernet.

Tools.Valarm.net Water Monitoring Wells Depths Flow Meters Industrial IoT Internet of Things Applications Water Resources Management Sensors Map DashboardSensor systems measure fluids and regularly report values to a tools website where you can configure air quality or water warnings and alerts.

Do you need flexible flood monitoring systems for Smart Cities?

Open platforms like Tools.Valarm.net let you combine and integrate water and fluid sensors made by any hardware manufacturer like Flowline, Senix, In-Situ, Atlas Scientific, Geokon, Vaisala, Campbell ScientificEno Scientific, Omega, and McCrometer.


Questions?

industrial-iot-remote-monitoring-sensor-telemetry-tools-valarm-net-water-air-quality-sensorsWant to learn more about water monitoring systems and remote sensor solutions?

Please don’t hesitate to talk to me at Info@Valarm.net if you’ve got any questions.

Water Monitoring Systems and Remote Sensor Equipment News – April 2017

Tools.Valarm.net Remote Monitoring Air Quality Water Pollution Industrial IoT Monitor Sensors 4Water Monitoring Systems are being deployed and installed around the United States. Take a gander at this write-up on a new city water monitoring system in Bismarck.

Water monitoring systems save money for your government, business organization, company, or city by saving employees and staff the time needed to go to every water meter for manual readings. Water flow meters and utility meters give your teams any readings from the network, at any time.


Suspicious water leaks are happening in Texas. At least according to the Mayor in Kemp, recent water line breaks are suspicious in nature.

Sabotaging or attacking a public water system and supplies is a terroristic attack according to this article, which has more details on why the city’s citizens need to boil water or purchase water in bottles until water quality can be checked and system pressure restored.


Tools.Valarm.net Remote Monitoring Air Quality Water Pollution Industrial IoT Monitor Sensors 7Water wells in Pennsylvania are part of fresh, new water monitoring programs. Water data and information from public water systems and groundwater systems will help in determining groundwater sources, movement patterns and characteristics.

Deployments and developments like this around the USA are critical for industrial organizations, regulatory agencies, public officials and representatives. See this story for more info.


Helping businesses conserve water and predict water expenses is more important every day. You, your teams, and your organization have more options and choices for monitoring water, like tools for business analytics and data used for monetizing water risk.

Total dissolved solids (TDS), and other unwanted minerals and nutrients, like ammonia or salt, are things you don’t want too much of in your water supply. Companies like Microsoft are getting involved in water quality risk tools you can learn more about here. Demand for monitoring water is steadily increasing and today’s Industrial Internet of Things / IoT sensors make it easier and more affordable for you.


Questions?

Tools.Valarm.net Water Monitoring Wells Depths Flow Meters Industrial IoT Internet of Things Applications Water Resources Management Sensors Map DashboardWater monitoring systems with Tools.Valarm.net provide an easy-to-use, cost-effective solutions for you, your teams, and your organization.

Take a gander at this Page on Remotely Monitoring Water and Fluids.

industrial-iot-remote-monitoring-sensor-telemetry-tools-valarm-net-water-air-quality-sensorsWhether you need to receive e-mail or text message alerts, analyze historical water data, view what’s going on with your water in a web dashboard, or anything else, we’re happy to help you with your remote monitoring needs.

Please don’t hesitate to Contact Us at Info@Valarm.net if you’ve got any questions on remotely monitoring water, air quality, industrial equipment, assets, or anything else!

 

Is Your Air Quality Getting Better or Worse?

Tools.Valarm.net Remote Monitoring Air Quality Water Pollution Industrial IoT Sensors 50Your air quality can damage you and your family’s health. The air you breathe every day can contribute to health issues like cardiovascular and respiratory diseases.

It’s challenging to remotely monitor air quality. And what are the most destructive air pollutants when it comes to You and Your Family’s health? Ozone, nitrous oxides, ammonia, smog, sulfur dioxide, dust or particulate matter like PM2.5?

This article from Science magazine breaks down our world’s most dangerous cities in terms of air quality. You’ll see that a lot of gigantic cities around the world have citizens at risk. Residents of Los Angeles, California, Beijing, China, and Karachi, India, are exposed to high amounts of ozone / O3.  Have a look at the maps in the article that give you an idea of air quality levels around the world.

Tools.Valarm.net Remote Monitoring Air Quality Water Pollution Industrial IoT Sensors 44According to this Reuters article, China’s air quality has gotten significantly worse this year compared to last year. California has passed the strictest methane emissions regulations in the United States.

Tools.Valarm.net Remote Monitoring Air Quality Water Pollution Industrial IoT Sensors 51See this story for more about how the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and Southern California Air Quality Management District (SC – AQMD) monitor and enforce compliance of air quality emissions like methane. And have a look here for how folks in the Los Angeles Inland Empire are rallying for cleaner air quality goals.

More communities around the world are becoming involved in improving their air quality. Events like air quality expos raise awareness of air pollution issues. Take a gander at this article for more info on green plans and an air quality expo in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


Tools.Valarm.net Industrial IoT Remote Monitoring Sensors Air Quality Fire Risk Weather Pollution Web DashboardsWhat can you do right now to help with your air quality?

Fortunately, with modern air quality sensors, you have effective air quality monitoring stations readily available for you and your teams.

Your organization can rapidly deploy air quality monitoring solutions so you’ll know exactly what’s happening remotely with air pollution. Need to receive real-time alerts? How about see air quality information on 2D and 3D maps as well as custom dashboards? All of this is quick and easy with these air quality monitoring systems.


industrial-iot-remote-monitoring-sensor-telemetry-tools-valarm-net-water-air-quality-sensorsQuestions?

I’m happy to help your organization monitor air quality and pollution. Or water, vehicles, or anything else.

Please don’t hesitate to send me a message at Info@Valarm.net if you’ve got any questions.

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Remotely Monitoring Water Infrastructure, Pipes, Usage, and Quality

Tools.Valarm.net Remote Monitoring Air Quality Water Pollution Industrial IoT Monitor Sensors 8How valuable is water for you?

Too much water in the Oroville Dam caused a water crisis when the levee broke. Over 100,000 California residents and citizens had to get out and evacuate their houses.

What happened? As this article mentions – there was too much water, Army Corps standards are unsafe, and we need to store less water there in the dam.

Does this mean that now’s the time for California spend more money on water? There’s been double the usual quantity of rain.

And a 5 year California drought has ended.  Have a look at this LA Times write-up on what the governor is likely to do about water.

A photo by Aidan Meyer. unsplash.com/photos/nvj-PDU98WUHow’s your drinking water quality? Your drinking water can give you bad bleeding ulcers according to residents in Kentucky.

See this NPR story about how critical it is for your water treatment plants and infrastructure to be safely maintained.

What about water flow meters and water usage? Water distribution pipes rupturing? Another reason to remotely monitor water and industrial equipment to know when it needs fixing.

Tools.Valarm.net Remote Monitoring Air Quality Water Pollution Industrial IoT Monitor Sensors 21Take a look here to see a recent example in Texas where a community could not drink water from the tap before boiling it first. You and your family can quickly become at risk due to water leaks and water pipe problems.

The mayors of Chicago and Montreal have warned about environmental impacts of cutting EPA funding. This article discusses more about this topic and other critical, clean water at the recent Urban Waterways Forums.


How can you help your water situation?

Tools.Valarm.net Water Monitoring Wells Depths Flow Meters Industrial IoT Internet of Things Applications Water Resources Management Sensors Map DashboardYou know that your water resources need to be managed effectively.

Fortunately, today’s technologies like Industrial Internet of Things / IoT sensors allow you to remotely monitor water.

These water monitoring systems are rapidly deployable and extremely cost-effective. Whether it’s monitor water quality, water usage, or anything else fluids related, it’s quicker and easier than you think.

Is your organization ready to help protect and maintain our water and air?

Remotely Monitoring Mobile Assets like Fleet Vehicles, Trucks, Trailers, Pumps, Generators, Motors, Tires, Temperatures, Tanks, Vacuums, Pumps, Equipment, and Anything Else with Industrial Internet of Things / IoT Sensors

Tools.Valarm.net Remote Monitoring Air Quality Water Pollution Industrial IoT Sensors 23How do organizations like yours effectively monitor mobile assets?

You’ll save time and money when you remotely monitor your valuable, moving things like vehicles, trucks, or trailers with industrial equipment like tanks, vacuums, or pumps.

The Industrial Internet of Things / IoT continues to grow and help you run your business better.

Tools.Valarm.net Remote Monitoring Air Quality Water Pollution Industrial IoT Sensors 37You can witness IIoT expanding with the making of more and more global conference events like Mobile World Congress, IoT Global, and IoT Evolution Expo.

Now how do you make IoT improve the lives and safety of you and your teams?

Whether you’re part of an organization, city, or business, IIoT remote monitoring solutions will help.


Tools.Valarm.net Remote Monitoring Air Quality Water Pollution Industrial IoT Sensors 48Say you’ve got a fleet of vehicles and/or industrial equipment. What’s going on right now with that equipment? Is it inside or outside of a geofence? Need to be alerted if a generator or pump is turned on or off?

Above are some examples, and keep in mind you can literally monitor anything, anywhere. Tank levels and volumes? Yep! On trucks and trailers? Absolutely.

Monitoring your industrial equipment in the cloud means you have situational awareness wherever you are. Sensor hardware made by manufacturers around the world, like Doran Manufacturing, connect and monitor fleet vehicle tire pressures and temperatures with a TPMS / Tire Pressure Monitoring System.

Whenever you want to know what’s going on, with anything that’s important for you, all you need to do is launch your favorite web browser on any device. You can configure custom SMS text message or e-mail alerts that you’ll receive whenever anything isn’t how you want it / not up to your spec.


internet-of-things-fleet-vehicle-tracking-industrial-equipment-assets-air-quality-h2s-no2-pm2-5-water-tanks-fluidsEasy enough?

Every day more companies, organization, and businesses around the world are monitoring mobile and stationary assets with Industrial IoT devices. Have a look at this overview on monitoring mobile industrial equipment, fleet vehicles, trucks, and trailers.


cropped-air-quality-Tank-Monitoring-Sensors-Remote-Telemetry-gases-pollution-particulates-industrial-equipment-trucks-trailers-Tools-Valarm-net-water-Industrial-IoT-applications.jpgNeed to monitor air or water?

Water, fluids, and air are increasingly valuable assets we need to monitor effectively. Take a gander below to learn how Industrial Internet of Things sensors give your organization the edge in monitoring remotely:


industrial-iot-remote-monitoring-sensor-telemetry-tools-valarm-net-water-air-quality-sensorsQuestions?

Please don’t hesitate to send me a message at Info@Valarm.net if you’ve got any questions.

I’m happy to help you deploy your most effective remote monitoring solution for your specific needs.

Flooding Around Our World? Too Much or Too Little Water? Water Level Monitoring With IoT Sensors

  • Tools.Valarm.net Industrial Internet of Things IoT Sensor Devices Air Quality Water Levels Applications Waters Resources Management Telemetry Remote Monitoring 5Are you and your family in a flood risk zone?
  • Are our water levels rising?
  • Will monitoring water help you live a safer, tranquil life?

It seems like water is more important for us every day. Do you agree?

Tools.Valarm.net Industrial Internet of Things IoT Sensor Devices Air Quality Water Levels Applications Waters Resources Management Telemetry Remote Monitoring 6We need it to survive. How many days could you live without any water?

Sometimes there’s too little water, sometimes there’s too much water! Water, water, everywhere can cause dangerous conditions for your community.

Tools.Valarm.net Industrial Internet of Things IoT Sensor Devices Air Quality Water Levels Applications Waters Resources Management Telemetry Remote Monitoring 2Flooding and high water levels affect all parts of our world. Have a look at these local stories on communities affected by water levels:


What can you do to help?

Tools.Valarm.net Industrial Internet of Things IoT Sensor Devices Air Quality Water Levels Applications Waters Resources Management Telemetry Remote Monitoring 4Fortunately, today there are many remote Water Monitoring Systems & Solutions.

Industrial  Internet of Things / IoT sensor devices give you, your city, and community a quick and easy way to remotely monitoring fluids and water. For example, pressure transducer sensors and ultrasonic level sensors help you monitor things like:


What now? I’m happy to help you, your organization, and community with water, air quality, and any other monitoring needs you’ve got.

Please don’t hesitate to write to me and make Contact at Info@Valarm.net.

Air Pollution Around Our World – How Do You Measure and Monitor An Air Quality Index?

Air quality pollution index remote monitoring Industrial IoT Internet of Things IIoT Sensors Devices Measure PM2.5 Ozone Ammonia Sulfur Dioxide Nitrous OxidesHow bad is your air quality getting to be? It’s clearly a problem in our world that’s getting more attention.

In Oslo, Norway, diesel cars and vehicles have been banned for days due to acute hazardous air pollution. And this write-up explains how all of northern India fails to meet basic air quality standards.

Air quality indexes and standards are based on what sensors measure in the environment. Gnarly gases and things like Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), Particulate Matter (PM2.5), Ozone (O3), Nitrous Oxides (NOx), Ammonia (NH3), and Sulfur Dioxide (SO2).

Why care? Would you believe that in Europe more people die each year from air quality problems than  from car, vehicle, and road traffic accidents? Sounds crazy to me, but this report explains to you how that’s true.

What can you do to help? Changes in society are will help. No one wants to be told what to do, but it’s mentioned in this article that you can help by eating less meat, driving less cars, taking public transit, and other things that may seem obvious. Lifestyle changes are difficult, yet walking more might help your health too.


  • air-quality-monitoring-3d-pollution-map-mapping-pm2-5-ozone-nitrous-oxides-sulfur-dioxide-so2-no2-nox-o3-pm1-pm10How does air pollution contribute to your air quality index?
  • How do your and your organizations know what your current air quality is?
  • What can be done to measure and monitor air quality?

Fortunately, Industrial Internet of Things / IoT sensor devices give you a cost-effective, affordable way to monitor air quality in many locations. Measurements happen in real-time and can be used for alerts, analysis, and predictions.

RemoteMonitoringAirQualityBoxMeasureAirPollutionIndex Sensors Industrial IoT PM2.5 VOCs Ozone Ammonia Nitrous OxidesHave a look at this air quality monitoring systems and solutions page with stories on how private, public, and government agencies like Air Quality Management District / AQMD in California effectively monitor air quality.

Please don’t hesitate to talk to me at Info@Valarm.net about how we can work together to monitor air quality and make our world cleaner and safer.

Your World’s Air Quality & Water Pollution – Toxic Algae + SO2 / Sulfur Dioxide


How’s your air quality?

remotemonitoringairqualityboxagriculturesoilmoistureYears ago the EPA set safety levels for the airborne pollutant SO2 – Sulfur Dioxide.

So you might think that you and your family’s air complies with the standard and you’re not breathing gnarly, toxic gases, pollutants, and chemicals every day. Not so easy.

In Missouri there are coal power plants nearby the houses of citizens. This article explains how it may still be a number of years before sulfur dioxide monitoring stations are deployed around the Labadie Energy Center.

SO2 / Sulfur Dioxide isn’t the only airborne contaminant that’s harmful to your health. Ozone / O3, Nitrous Oxides / NOx,  Nitrogen Dioxide / NO2, and Particulate Matter like Dust and PM2.5 are known to cause damage and reduce your lifespan.

air-quality-monitoring-3d-pollution-map-mapping-pm2-5-ozone-nitrous-oxides-sulfur-dioxide-so2-no2-nox-o3-pm1-pm10However, you don’t want to wait for years for the government to do something about your air quality. If you want to take action, and are driven to make a difference, I believe that you can solve just about any issue. Today you’ve got EPA-grade, quality, cost-effective, cloud-based Industrial IoT gateways and Internet of Things devices and sensors.

For a fraction of the cost you can deploy your own air quality monitoring network to be confident and aware of your health, safety, and security. What’s to stop you from doing something about your environment

Please don’t hesitate to chat with me if you’ve got any questions or need help deploying air quality, water, or any other remote monitoring sensor networks.


Now how about your water?

industrial-iot-water-monitoring-air-quality-pollution-remote-internet-of-things-sensor-devicesHopefully you don’t have any toxic algae blooming near your home! How does that happen like in Lake Okeechobee in Florida? Toxic algae can happen anywhere. Especially where there are tons of nitrogen, phosphorous, and fertilization runoff entering local lakes.

Warm temperatures and other environmental factors can also contribute to cyanobacteria / blue-green algae seeming to take over and infest your coastlines and/or waterways. As this article explains, the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers discharged a large volume of an algae infested lake’s water.

This nutrient-polluted water was discharged in order to prevent flooding. However, you can see it had other effects as well. Our earth requires such a precious balance. It’s challenging when you try to fix 1 issue and another one results.

internet-of-things-fleet-vehicle-tracking-industrial-equipment-assets-air-quality-h2s-no2-pm2-5-water-tanks-fluidsToday you, your family, community, and organizations have a variety of options for water and fluid monitoring. Industrial Internet of Things sensors and IoT devices give you affordable, rapidly deployable remote monitoring solutions. Whether you need to monitor water usage, fluid levels, mobile water and fluids in tanks on fleet vehicles, water quality, air quality, pollution, or anything else, it’s easier than you think.


What are You going to do about it?

Please don’t hesitate to send me a message at Info@Valarm.net. I’ll be happy to help you and your organization. With monitoring air quality, water, pollution, assets, or anything else you need to monitor.