Data Center Environment Monitoring

As Internet commerce climbs in popularity, server uptime is essential to businesses. Uptime is a measurement of how long servers remain operational for users without crashing or requiring a reboot. The interactions between servers and their environment often pose a major risk to server availability, with potential threats such as temperature, humidity, water leaks, intrusion, vibration, human error, and power outages. Costs of environmental threats to data centers include: replacement of damaged items, lower worker productivity due to downtime, lost revenue from unavailable server-based applications, and additional administrative time and money spent on investigating and fixing problems. A crucial part of sustaining high availability lies in identifying and Data center environment monitoring threats in server rooms, which enable prompt response to detected dangers before they escalate.

Data Center Environment Monitoring

Potential Problems in a Data Center:

  • Overheating equipment
  • Unauthorized rack access
  • Air conditioning failure
  • Accidentally leaving rack door open Gradually rising temperature in room
  • Leaks from air conditioner
  • UPS failure
  • HVAC vent obstruction Electrical fire
  • Gaps in monitoring and responsibility

Stay up to date on environmental situations in network closets, server rooms, and enterprise level data centers with fully scalable Data center Environment Monitoring Systems. Receive alert notifications via web interface, email, SMS messages, SNMP, voice phone calls, alarm beacon, and sirens to ensure threats are quickly resolved. The environmental rack monitors can also activate outlets and alarms using output relay switches, such as turning on the additional air conditioning when the temperature rises. Schedule alerts according to each personnel’s shift to minimize emergency response times.


Place temperature sensors in server racks and air conditioning system vents to monitor rack temperatures and hot and cold aisles. Excessive heat degrades network performance, causes downtime, and can result in damaged equipment. Prevent servers from overheating, meltdowns, and costly replacement.


High humidity causes condensation and fungal growth, which can result in electrical shorts in circuits or circuit breakers and damage equipment. Low humidity increases the chances of electrostatic discharge (ESD) and the breakdown of certain plastics.


Rope-style, spot, tape-style, and under carpet leak detectors monitor for damaging water leaks and other conductive fluids that might threaten the data center. Server rooms with raised floors are particularly vulnerable to undetected water damage as all cables and wires are concealed beneath floor panels. Water sensors should be placed on the floor, underneath pipe junctions and ventilation systems, and in air conditioning drip pans.


Monitor continuous air flow in an HVAC duct, under a raised floor, or near a cooling fan on a rack cabinet or server. Insufficient air flow can be caused by many factors such as a malfunctioning cooling fan, increased friction, or physical blockage.

Smoke & Gas

Monitoring for developing smoke is essential in the security and safety of any facility. Smoke detectors help detect the initial signs of component fires in server cabinets.Use Hydrogen Sulfide detectors to sense the presence of Hydrogen Sulfide from failed UPS lead acid batteries. Sensors are also available to detect carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, combustible gas (methane, propane, butane, acetylene, etc.), and hydrogen gas.

Access Control & Intrusion

Keypads, electric door strikes, and door contact sensors restrict and monitor access to key entry places such as data centre doors and network closets and UPS cabinets. Outdoor and indoor motion sensors detect and/or monitor presence for unauthorized access and intrusions.


Most machines vibrate more as performance worsens, so tracking equipment vibration fluctuations is an important way to predict failures. Too much movement loosens connections within the server housing, unseating boards and chips. Vibration can also damage the hard drive disk when the platter and head physically connect, causing scratches that permanently harm the disk drive.


Detect the presence or absence of line voltage and monitor voltage, frequency, power, brownouts and current of uninterruptable power supplies (UPS). Configure shutdown of equipment when the power is out to minimize damage to key IT equipment.

Security Camera

Use IP surveillance cameras to visually inspect enterprise assets and resources via a browser from anywhere in the world. Real-time surveillance can track personnel entry at keypads and allow a first-hand look at important locations when an alarm goes off for quick assessment of threats.

Monitoring Server Systems

Large Enterprise Environment Monitoring System

Part No: ES-16-08

Product Features

The system includes three internal sensors: temperature, humidity and power. It also supports 16 external configurable sensors, eight digital input sensors, and four output relays for control of external devices.

Medium Enterprise Data Center Environment Monitoring System

Part No: ES-05-04

Product Features

The system includes two internal sensors: temperature and humidity. It also supports five external configurable sensors, five digital input sensors, and two output relays for control of external devices.

Small Enterprise Environment Monitoring System

Part No: ES-02-04

Product Features

The system supports two external configurable sensors, five digital input sensors, and one output relay for control of external devices.

Micro Environment Monitoring System

Part No: ES-02-E2

Product Features

It features an integrated temperature/humidity sensor, two RJ45 sensor ports for external temperature/humidity sensors, two dry contact inputs and optional built-in Power over Ethernet (PoE).


Infrared Motion Sensor

Part No: ES-MO-S4

Product feature

  • Registers movement in area covered: 39×39 ft (12×12 m), 110° wide.
  • Condition display via LED.
  • Adjustable sensitivity.
  • Intelligent logic control prevents false alarms.
  • Wall mount or hang in a corner.
  • Pulse count adjustment.
  • Good RFI protection.
  • Six Terminal (2 for power,2 for alarm and 2 for tampering )

Smoke Detection Sensor

Part No: ED-SM-E4

Product features

  • For warning of smoke.
  • Photoelectric smoke detector.
  • Smoke sensitivity: 0.5 dB/m ±0.1 dB/m.
  • Applications from 14 to 122°F (-10 to 50°C).
  • Selectable latching feature.
  • Configure the sensor to auto-reset after an alarm trigger, or require a power cycle to unlatch the trigger.

Liquid Detection Sensor

Part No: ED-LQ-SE5

Product Features

  • For detecting water presence and warning of flooding.
  • 100% waterproof electronics.
  • Detects any conductive liquid or moisture.
  • Minimum puddle: 0.6″ (15 mm) diameter.
  • Detects liquid depth >0.1″ (2.5 mm).

Fingerprint Access Control System

Part No: ED-AC-CT

Product Features

  • Biometric fingerprint reader with a durable and highly accurate optical sensor.
  • Quick single touch, one-second user recognition.
  • Audio-visual indicators for acceptance and rejection of valid/invalid fingerprints.
  • Stores up to 600 fingerprint templates and 15,000 transactions.
  • Attendance Management Software- Configure employee schedules and monitor and download access logs.
  • Tamper-proof

Temperature/Humidity/Dew-Point sensor

Part No: ED-TM-SE

  • Applications from -20 to 85°C and 0 to 90% relative humidity.
  • High resistance to external influences on the cable due to digital output signal.
  • Temperature accuracy:
    • ±0.50°C for -20 to -10°C,   ±0.40°C for -10 to 85°C
  • Humidity accuracy (at 86°F/30°C):
    • 10 to 80% relative humidity, ±3%, 80 to 90% relative humidity, ±4%
  • Supports dew point measurement

IP Camera

Part No: ES-CM-04

Product Features

  • View the camera from the System web interface, camera web interface, included software, or with a compatible cell phone.
    • Control the camera using the camera web interface accessible from the web interface.
  • A triggered snapshot can be forwarded in alert e-mails or stored locally on a connected flash drive.
    • Any programmed event can trigger a snapshot (motion detection, door open/close, glass break, smoke, liquid detection, etc.)

DC Line Monitor

Part No: ED-DC-M5

Product Features

  • Monitor measures DC voltage and reports DC current measured with attached Hall-Effect transducers.
  • Six 2-pin terminal blocks for measuring DC voltage
    • Non-isolated -60 to +60V DC

AC Power Monitor with Relay

Part No: ED-AC-C5

Product Features

  • Reports AC Voltage, Frequency, Power, and Current.
    • Monitors Power from one AC inlet to one AC outlet, between 50~250VAC and 47~63Hz.
    • Monitors the number of swells, sags, and spikes.
      • Monitors swell and sag duration of 0.1 second to 1 minute.

AC Voltage Detector with Relay

Part No: ED-AC-DE

Product Features

  • Measurement range: detects mains voltage from 50 to 250 VAC.
  • Measurement indication: Alarm or Normal.
  • Sensor type: open/closed contact switch.

Carbon Dioxide Sensor, CO2

Part No: EC-CO-S5

Product feature

  • Measures CO2 in a range of 0 to 5,000 ppm.
  • Accuracy: ±(3% of reading + 50ppm) at 77°F (25°C)
  • Sensing element: Single Beam Non-Dispersive Infrared (NDIR)
  • 0 to 5 VDC output.

Optical Dust Sensor

Part No: EC-DS-O4

Product Features

  • Detects the presence of dust and fine particles using an infrared emitting diode (IRED) and phototransistor.
  • Able to distinguish smoke from house dust.
  • Voltage supply: 5VDC
  • Current consumption: < 50mA

Air Flow Sensor

Part No: ED-AF-SE5

Product Features

  • Reliable mechanical solution for monitoring air flow.
  • Reacts to any condition causing insufficient flow of air such as malfunctioning cooling fan, increased friction, or physical blockage.
  • Ideal for direct monitoring of a cooling fan, HVAC duct, or under a raised floor.

Vibration Sensor

Part No: EC-VS-SD

Product Features

  • For registering movement and shocks – sensed through surface to which it is mounted.
  • Trigger duration: 3.1 to 4.1 seconds
  • voltage Supply: 5VDC
  • Current Consumption: 15mA
  • Regulatory approvals: CE, RoHS

AC Current Transformers

Part No: EC-CT-A5

Product Features

  • Measures AC current.
  • Available rated currents: 50A, 100A, 250A, 500A, 2000A.
  • Ideal for installing on existing electrical wiring by snapping around the conductor
  • Accuracy: ±1%
  • Regulatory Approvals: CE, RoHS

Communication Accessories

Automatic Voice Dialer System

Part No: CM-VD-AS5

Product Features

  • Calls up to 6 telephones or cell phones when a sensor goes out of a configurable threshold.
  • Stores up to 4 outgoing recorded voice messages. Create a message for 3 different types of alarms.
    • Record one common voice message up to 12 seconds that is used for all alarms.
    • Create three individual voice messages up to 6 seconds each – one for each of the 3 alarm inputs.

Rugged Miniature Piezo Alarm

Part No: CM-PL-RM4

Product features

  • Emits loud continuous tone to deter intruders or alert personnel.
  • Output level: 95 to 103 dB at 2 feet.
  • Input voltage: 5-15VDC.
  • Panel mount

USB 3G/4G Modem

Part No: CM-SM-04

Product Features

  • Sends SMS text messages to a pager or cell phone when a sensor goes out of range of a configurable threshold.
  • SIM card supporting SMS messaging required

Frequently Asked Questions

Browse through our list below to get answers to frequently asked questions on this service:

We have three types of monitoring systems ( Large, Medium and Small ). The large monitoring system can support up to 16 IP sensors and 16 Digital sensors. With cascading technology the system can support 96 sensors per location. 

We have monitoring software that can be installed in your server or desktop that can manage up to 3000 sensors and 100 monitoring devices 

The cost mainly depends on the types and quantity of sensors required. We provide free site visits and presentations in Kenya so that to come u with the actual cost. 

Pechant Telec  offers a 2-year manufacturer’s extension warranty for all the products supplied and installed by our company.   

You will get notifications through SMS, Email, webpage dashboard, Peizo alarm, beacon and call

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