A burst line or broken Valve can cost thousand’s, overnight. That’s where “Think, Take Action, Communicate, Interface” falls into place.
SMS Alarm Notification and Controls
Crest Automation offers an inexpensive but very powerful SMS Alarm Notification and Control System. SMS Control: Using any Cellular phone, just by sending text messages, our customers are able to Securely -remotely open and close Valves, Turn Pumps, Electric Gates, Electric Locks or any electrically or hydraulically controlled device ON and OFF , Open or Closed. Additionally, in an Irrigation Environment, Remotely start / stop or suspend an Irrigation Program/s, Stop and Start main lines, clear alarms, change remaining water cycles, change remaining water times and quantities, etc.
SMS Alarm Reporting: Our customers receive alarm Notification, directly to multiple, authorized cell phones, of Status of any connected Input, Output, Counter, flow Meter, Analog Input, Analog Output, Main Line, Fertilizer Pump, Irrigation Group, etc. The really powerful part of all this, is being notified, within 30 seconds of an Alarm or multiple Alarms, such as High Flow, Fertilizer Leak, Power Fail, Unopened Water, Uncontrolled Water, Intrusion, Low Battery and so on. Custom Alarms can be prepared and sent based on an Input going high such as “John just arrived at River Pump House” is sent to your cell phone when anyone with John’s key opens a keyed switch at Pump Station door.
Now, a little more about SMS
Short Message Service (SMS) is the text communication service component of phone, web or mobile communication systems, using standardized communications protocols that allow the exchange of short text messages between fixed line or mobile phone devices. SMS text messaging is the most widely used data application in the world, with 2.4 billion active users, or 74% of all mobile phone subscribers. The term SMS is used as a synonym for all types of short text messaging, as well as the user activity itself, in many parts of the world.
SMS as used on modern handsets was originated from radio telegraphy in radio memo pagers using standardized phone protocols and later defined as part of the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) series of standards in 1985 as a means of sending messages of up to 160 characters, to and from GSM mobile handsets. Since then, support for the service has expanded to include other mobile technologies such as ANSI CDMA networks and Digital AMPS, as well as satellite and landline networks. Most SMS messages are mobile-to-mobile text messages, though the standard supports other types of broadcast messaging as well.