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The Field Monitoring Terminal (FMT) is the unit that monitors your equipment or systems and relays the alarm notification to the Guardian Server.
The FMT has 7 inputs which can then monitor 7 different functions of one piece of equipment or a mixture of different functions from multiple pieces of equipment.
Each input monitors 2 states i.e. high or low, alarm off or on.
The standard FMT communicates via GPRS.
Other types of FMTs are available which can communicate via Local Area Networks (LAN) or Satellite.
Yes, you have 7-inputs on each Field Monitoring Terminal. You can monitor whatever you need too. Do remember that each input provides you with a two states i.e. high or low , alarm off or on.
Yes, provided your unit can send us a SMS to the Guardian Server.
Currently, your SMS unit should be able to send a customized message via SMS
If your unit can not send a customized message, Guardian can develop a plug-in to accept the SMS’s from your unit and its hard-coded format We will assist you setting up your equipment and testing it.
Please contact us for further information if you want to use your own SMS unit.
Yes, the system has been designed to operate globally.
No, it has been designed to monitor equipment and systems. Guardian works well as a complimentary notification system with a BMS.
Yes, your equipment can send to the Guardian Server a file defining the fault condition via Email.
Yes, you can start with one unit and add additional units as and when you need to.
Go to your log in page and you will see a button which opens a staff update request form. Complete the form and forward to Guardian.
Guardian is not a BMS because it has been designed to monitor equipment and systems.
Guardian works well as a complimentary notification system with a BMS.
Like standard SMS alert systems, Guardian also monitors equipment and notifies you when equipment goes into alarm state.
SMS alert systems will send the notification to a pre-defined number or set of different numbers.
This is where Guardian and SMS alert systems then start to differ:
Where the SMS alert sends the notification and doesn't take up any further action, Guardian takes it further by:
So in summary, Guardian not only notifies you of faults on your system, but keeps track of them and ensures your staff or sub-contractors are aware of it, take responsibility for it and follow-up on the repair of the equipment/system.
The Field Monitoring Unit (FMT) communicates via GPRS to the Guardian server via the Internet.
The Guardian Server processes the alarm and then sends to the people set up to receive the notification, either via Email or SMS or both.
The dashboard is available via the Internet and can be access via any web-browser (Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari) and no software is required.
No, if our Field Monitoring Unit (FMT) is used, the data cost (airtime) of the unit to communicate to our server is covered in your monthly price.
SMS notifications from Guardian to your mobile phone is however a separate cost and can be bought from Guardian to load to your account. Please consult the Pricing page for further details.