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Monnit ALTA Wireless Motion Detection Sensor

ALTA wireless motion sensors use an infrared sensing technology to accurately detect movements made by people/animals within 16.4 ft (5 m) range
Part Number: ALTA Motion Detection
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Product Description

ALTA wireless motion sensors use an infrared sensing technology to accurately detect movements made by people/animals within 16.4 ft (5 m) range. User customization allows you to receive notifications by SMS text or email the instant motion is detected.

ALTA - Leading Enterprise Grade "Internet of Things" Solutions

ALTA sensors offer 3 to 4 times the range of standard sensor platforms, extending non-line-of-sight reach to an exceptional 1,000+ feet through walls (12-14 walls typical). Using Frequency-hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS) also allows ALTA sensors to have better interference immunity from other wireless devices.

Superior power management provides ALTA sensors with almost twice the battery life of Monnit’s standard wireless sensors.

  • Coin cell sensors typically last 3+ years.
  • AA and Industrial sensors typically last up to 10+ years.
ALTA products employ Monnit's new Encrypt-RF™ Security (256-bit Diffie Hellman key exchange and AES-128 CBC encryption for all sensor data messages), so security is maintained at all communication points from sensor to gateway, gateway to software, then back again.

Integrated on-board data storage allows ALTA sensors to store data messages if communication to a wireless gateway is disrupted (power outage, Internet outage, or out of range). Messages that can’t be delivered will be time-stamped and stored in memory (up to the last 512 messages) until communication with the gateway is restored, at which point the messages will all be transmitted.

Over-the-air updates allow ALTA products to be updated remotely if new fixes or features become available.

Product Features

  • Passive Infrared Technology.
  • Sensing Range of 16.4 ft (5 m).

What's in the box?

Coin Cell and AA

  • Wireless Sensor
  • Battery
  • Mounting Hardware

Product Description

ALTA wireless motion sensors use an infrared sensing technology to accurately detect movements made by people/animals within 16.4 ft (5 m) range. User customization allows you to receive notifications by SMS text or email the instant motion is detected.

ALTA - Leading Enterprise Grade "Internet of Things" Solutions

ALTA sensors offer 3 to 4 times the range of standard sensor platforms, extending non-line-of-sight reach to an exceptional 1,000+ feet through walls (12-14 walls typical). Using Frequency-hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS) also allows ALTA sensors to have better interference immunity from other wireless devices.

Superior power management provides ALTA sensors with almost twice the battery life of Monnit’s standard wireless sensors.

  • Coin cell sensors typically last 3+ years.
  • AA and Industrial sensors typically last up to 10+ years.
ALTA products employ Monnit's new Encrypt-RF™ Security (256-bit Diffie Hellman key exchange and AES-128 CBC encryption for all sensor data messages), so security is maintained at all communication points from sensor to gateway, gateway to software, then back again.

Integrated on-board data storage allows ALTA sensors to store data messages if communication to a wireless gateway is disrupted (power outage, Internet outage, or out of range). Messages that can’t be delivered will be time-stamped and stored in memory (up to the last 512 messages) until communication with the gateway is restored, at which point the messages will all be transmitted.

Over-the-air updates allow ALTA products to be updated remotely if new fixes or features become available.

Product Features

  • Passive Infrared Technology.
  • Sensing Range of 16.4 ft (5 m).

What's in the box?

Coin Cell and AA

  • Wireless Sensor
  • Battery
  • Mounting Hardware

Infrared Motion Sensing Element Specifications

 
Sensing Technology Passive Infrared
 
Sensing Range 16.4 ft (5 m)
 
Voltage Rating 3 VDC to 6 VDC
 
Output Type Digital
 
Supply Current 170 uA

 


 

 

ALTA Coin Cell Specifications

 
Battery Type Replaceable 3.0V (CR2032) Coin Cell Battery
 
Dimension 2.0 in x 1.125 in x 0.875 in
 
Max Operating Temperature -7°C to +60°C ( 20°F to +140°F )
 
Optimal Battery Operating Temperature (Coin Cell) +10°C to +50°C ( +50°F to +122°F )
 
Supply Voltage 2.0 - 3.8 VDC
 
Battery Life At 1 hour heartbeat setting, coin cell battery will last up to 4 years. **
 
Enclosure Material ABS


 

 

ALTA AA Specifications

 
Battery Type 2 Replaceable AA 1.5 V Batteries
 
Dimension 4.375 in x 2.470 in x 1.12 in
 
Supply Voltage 2.0 - 3.8 V (2 x AA 1.5V Batteries or Optional Power Supply)
 
Battery Life At 1 hour heartbeat setting, included AA batteries will typically last 6-8 Years. **
 
Max Operating Temperature Using AA Alkaline -18°C to 55°C (0°F to 130°F)
 
Max Operating Temperature Using AA Lithium -40°C to 60°C (-40°F to 140°F)
 
Optimal Battery Operating Temperature +10°C to +50°C (+50°F to +122°F)
 
Enclosure Material ABS

 

Monnit’s wireless accelerometer is a digital, low power, low profile capacitive sensor that is able to measure acceleration on three axes. Accelerometers are used in all types of electronic devices today, most notably in smartphones to change the screen orientation when rotated. Monnit offers 5 different types of accelerometers and these sensors can be extremely useful particularly in heavy mechanical environments.

The first type of accelerometer sensor Monnit sells is tilt. This accelerometer activates at a set time interval (defined by the user) and converts measurements to pitch and roll in terms of degrees. If you think about a flying plane, pitch would be up/down and roll would be referring to the clockwise or counter-clockwise rotation of the plane around the x-axis. Next is G-Force Snapshot and G-Force Max/Average. These sensors measure g-forces (up to 8G) on the X, Y, and Z axes. Based on the sensor you select, readings are displayed as either a single “snapshot” when the sensor activates at its set interval or the max/average of the movement since the last reading. Impact Detection activates the sensor and displays readings only when the sensor experiences sudden movement. This sensor can also be set to trigger above certain G-force levels, alerting the user of any unexpected movement. The last accelerometer sensor Monnit offers is a vibration meter. Similar to the other accelerometers, this sensor measures G-force on 3 axes to determine speed and frequency. Sensors can be set to only capture when a vibration occurs and sleep when no vibrations are present or to measure at a given assessment interval regardless of whether a vibration has occurred or not.

These accelerometer sensors are very useful for manufacturing environments as a primary use is to help predict mechanical failure. Monnit accelerometers make it easy to set up a system which can help predict failure. If a motor experiences increased vibration levels, it is a good indicator that bearings are worn and the motor is close to failure. Usually engineers are able to respond in time to a malfunctioning machine before it completely breaks, ultimately saving time and money.

A complete wireless network does not have to be complicated or confusing. Monnit wants to make it as easy as possible to implement a secure cloud network into your daily business operations. You do not have to be an engineer to set up accelerometer sensors! Simply place them on a few critical parts in your factory and evaluate the results over the first week to establish a proper rhythm. Once users know what is considered normal mechanical movement, notifications are sent to any internet-enabled device should conditions happen to change. A complete solution for a couple of machines can be set up for around $500, Monnit encourages companies to start small to realize the value and scale up from there. Gain deeper insights to your company’s machines today and help eliminate problems early before they become expensive and time-consuming.

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