Computer Room Guard - VM608E
- Web App
You need to protect the equipment in
your data center, computer room, or equipment room from the
damaging effects of high temperature and high humidity.
The best way to protect sensitive electronics is to constantly monitor the temperature and/or humidity in your data center, computer room, or server room and be notified immediately about an air conditioning system or power failure.
The Computer Room Guard will give you immediate notification with a telephone alert call or with our Data Capture software running on a PC you will also receive alarm emails and text messages. The early warning you receive will allow you to take corrective action before the servers melt down, bringing the enterprise to a halt.
The Computer Room Guard will call up to eight phone numbers or pagers to notify key personnel of a problem with any computer room, server room, or equipment room. Call anytime and hear the temperature and humidity and power status in a data center, computer room, server room, or equipment room.
Computer/software independent telephone alert calls, made by devices like the Computer Room Guard, are a must-have for any mission critical monitoring application.
To receive email and text messages our free Data Capture software must be running on a PC or server. Data Capture sends out the emails.
For additional protection, water sensors, door sensors, or any sensor with a dry contact output can be connected to the
Computer Room Guard. Get notified if there is a water leak or a door is left open.
The Computer Room Guard can be used as a simple single room temperature alarm, a multiple room temperature alarm, a simple humidity alarm, a multiple room humidity alarm, or any combination of sensors to fulfill your requirements for an environmental alarm.
With the VM608Es built in web app you can download temperature data, program temperature and humidity sensor limits, generate and print graphs, export the data to a CSV file.
Simply type the IP address of VM608E into a web browser.
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The VM608E can store up to 60 days worth of temperature data in its built in memory. Export the data to a CSV file for further analysis.
New Program page. Now you can program limits with a web browser. Password protected.
- Individual programmable high and low temperature and humidity limits and time delay.
- Recordable identification message for each sensor.
- Field calibrateable temperature and humidity readings.
- Record a message to indicate the location of the Computer Room Guard.
- 3 dry contact inputs can be programmed to be a water sensor input, or normally open or normally closed.
- LCD displays real time data.
- Uses existing analog phone line
- Ethernet port with built in web status page.
Computer Room Guard VM608e Frequently Asked Questions
What is the minimum I need to buy to build a monitoring system?
One VM608e, to allow you to monitor up to four rooms or zones.
One sensor (R temperature sensor or one RH-3R temperature and humidity sensor , or one WTR water sensor) for each area you wish to monitor.
Wire to go from each sensor to the VM608e.
*Does the Computer Room Guard send out email and text messages by itself?
The Computer Room Guard uses our free Data Capture software that must be running at all times to send out alarm emails and text messages. The Computer Room Guard does not directly send them.
How does the VM608e work?
There are six programmable items for each zone.
Zone identification message (i.e. "Server Room 1")
High temperature alarm limit (i.e. 85°F)
Low temperature alarm limit (i.e. 45°F)
High humidity alarm limit (i.e. 90%)
Low humidity alarm limit (i.e. 15%)
Call out time delay in minutes. (i.e. 10 minutes)
The Computer Room Guard has been installed in Building 2 of the XYZ Corp. and a system identification message of "This is the Computer Room Guard of XYZ Corp. at Building 2" is recorded.
Zone 1 temperature/humidity sensor is in Server Room 1. The unit has been programmed as shown above.
The temperature in Server Room 1 rises to 86 degrees. After 10 minutes the Computer Room Guard calls all of the programmed phone numbers until the PIN number is entered.
If an answering machine answers the phone, the Computer Room Guard will leave the alarm message and continue calling.
Once all of the phone numbers have been dialed, the Computer Room Guard will wait twenty minutes and then retry all phone numbers.
If, after the PIN number is entered to confirm that the temperature is out of limits, and the temperature is still out of limits after the Alarm Reminder Time Delay has expired, the Computer Room Guard will begin to make emergency phone calls again.
Temperature alarm message
"This is the Computer Room Guard at Building 2 of XYZ Corp. Warning, Zone 1, Server Room 1, temperature is 86 degrees and has been out of limits for 10 minutes. Enter your PIN number"
Humidity alarm message
"This is the Computer Room Guard at Building 2 of XYZ Corp. Warning, Zone 1, Server Room 1, humidity is 78 percent and has been out of limits for 10 minutes. Enter your PIN number."
Water sensor alarm message
"This is the Computer Room Guard at Building 2 of XYZ Corp. Warning, water has been detected. Enter your PIN number."
Power outage alarm message
"This is the Computer Room Guard at Building 2 of XYZ Corp. Warning, power has been out for 6 minutes. Enter your PIN number."
- External temperature sensor maximum temperature sensor range: -328°F to 392°F, -200°C to 200°C
- Factory calibrated range -148°F to 69°F (-100°C to 21°C) to less than 1 degree
- Temperature measurement resolution .1°F
- Temperature measurement accuracy ±1°F
- Sensor Type: 1000 Ohm Platinum (.00385 TCR)
- Maximum Humidity Sensor Range: 10-95%RH
- Humidity measurement resolution 1%
- External humidity measurement accuracy ±3%
- Internal humidity measurement accuracy ±5%
- 0.5a 125vac alarm relay output
- Internal alarm buzzer: (85dB)
- Program eight, twenty digit phone numbers
- Rechargeable 24 hour battery backup included
- Plug-in wall transformer, splitter and telephone extension cable included
- FCC Approved and Registered
- Operating Temperature Range 32°F to 125°F
- Enclosure Dimensions: 8.790" x 4.620" x 2.255"
Sensors that you can use with the VM608E:
RH3-R: combo temperature and humidity sensor
R: wall mount temperature sensor
WTR: water sensor
DR: door sensor
BP: bullet probe temperature sensor
Please see the Sensors and Accessories page for ordering.
Connect the Strobe light and siren (RL-B) to the relay output
You may also need extra wire, as most sensors only come with 10' of wire. The R and RH3-R don't come with any wire. The RH3-R needs 5 conductor wire and it is availible on the sensors page.