Introduction: Industrial IoT Applications - How to Make Your Own Remote Environmental Monitoring Box With Sensors

**Update: The article below is from our legacy Android app! Valarm is Industrial IoT. We'll help you, your teams, and your business with Industrial IoT applications using Valarm Tools Cloud.

Our ready-to-go kit packages are available at Shop.Valarm.net to help you get going with Industrial IoT and remote monitoring with sensors.

We recommend using GSM, WiFi, or ethernet connector devices / sensors hubs with any sensors since they're much more reliable than Androids for Industrial IoT applications like:

You can use Valarm Industrial IoT, telemetry and remote sensor monitoring solutions with any of the following connector devices:

Valarm Industrial IoT sensor data is GPS / location aware, time-stamped, and sent to Tools.Valarm.netvia any internet connectivity like WiFi, ethernet, or cell network.

With Tools.Valarm.net you’ll find services for mapping, graphing, and APIs like JSON to help you with your real-time, geo-enabled sensor monitoring and Industrial IoT applications.

Sensors and Industrial IoT sensor hardware are available at Shop.Valarm.net.

Have a look at Valarm's Industrial IoT Customer Stories page to see how remote monitoring is used in all industries.

Also take a gander on how Industrial IoT improves your business operations and decision-making with Web Dashboards for Remote Monitoring.

Please don't hesitate to contact us at Info@Valarm.netif you've got any questions.

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See here for how to build a remote water well Industrial IoT system for remotely monitoring water usage, flow, and levels in wells. This is used to monitor water usage in California.

Click here to learn how to make tank level monitoring boxes here with ultrasonic sensors and 4-20mA sensor adapters.

For you to build your own Industrial IoT / remote sensor monitoring units you’ll need things like:
• A sensor hub - GSM sensor hub, WiFi Sensor Hub, or Ethernet Sensor Hub

USB Sensors you would like to use: Meteo (temperature, humidity, barometric pressure), CO2,VOCs (volatile organic compounds), light, 4-20 mA, gases, PM 2.5, any other supported sensors
• Sensor pagoda (build your own)
Solar panels (at least 10 Watts recommended but this varies based on how sunny your location is!)
• Solar charge controller (Adafruit)
• Voltage regulator (if your solar panel voltage is above 6 volts, this is needed to drop your voltage so you don’t fry your battery and electronics)
• Li-Ion 3.7V Battery Pack with PCB (3.7V, 15,600 mAh from Tenergy recommended)
• DC Boost Module / Step-Up Voltage Converter with 5V USB output
• Weather-proof cable glands (PG7)
• Weather-proof 4-conductor cable connector
• Weather-proof DC cable connector
• 2-conductor and 4-conductor cables cut to the length you need for sensor and solar panel placement
Otterbox Dry Box

Please don't hesitate to contact us at Info@Valarm.net if you've got any questions.

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edward_Valarm (author)2014-01-14

Howdy craftclarity, thanks for the comment!

There's a step-by-step video available here so you can replay it as many times as you like: http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLPMrl9k1876s2P9... .

Here are some more images of Valarm remote environmental monitoring units used for a bee biodiversity study at the Natural History Museum and La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles, California: http://www.valarm.net/blog/remote-environmental-mo... .

Also, here's more images from remote micro-climate monitoring on a vineyard: http://www.valarm.net/blog/remote-micro-climate-mo... .

If you'd like anything else please don't hesitate to ask, you can email me at info@valarm.net .

Let us know how your remote environmental monitoring goes!

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craftclarity (author)2014-01-13

This system looks pretty amazing! Would be way cool to see more images and maybe a step-by-step....

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