Room Alert Monitors
The AVTECH Room Alert monitors are highly functional environment monitors with great value for your money. They have the features you'll love and are also absolutely rock solid. From the most economical of the range, the Room Alert 3 Wi-Fi, all the way through to the powerful Room Alert 32W, we think you'll love the convenience and value.
Each Room Alert model has an embedded web server. The web server enables you to carry out configuration and monitoring duties all from your web browser. Managing multiple monitors from the web server can be a repetitive, tedious and error prone. Fortunately, AVTECH have developed three approaches to ease the burden of managing a large estate of monitors.
- Device ManageR - AVTECH have developed a software application called Device ManageR that is able to talk to your estate of Room Alert monitors, as well as your estate of Axis cameras, in order to consolidate your data logging and alerting into one screen. Instead of having to configure alerts on each Room Alert monitor individually, you can manage your alerts centrally inside Device ManageR. Device ManageR runs as a Windows Service on the Microsft Windows operating system and is included with each Room Alert;
- RoomAlert.com - you can use AVTECH's RoomAlert.com cloud service to manage your Room Alert estate. All Room Alerts have the ability to send data to RoomAlert.com. The cloud service is then able to log the data, trigger alerts, map sensor status and more. It's the easiest way to get started immediately and monitor from any web enabled device;
- Simple Network Management Protocol - all Ethernet based units support the SNMP protocol. SNMP has been a network management staple for many years and enables integration with your existing network monitoring tools. Your Room Alert estate becomes just one part in your existing monitoring system so you can leverage your system's existing alerting capabilities.
If you wish to monitor something, you have to measure it. Measuring is where sensors come into the picture. Sensors allow your Room Alert monitor to measure various environmental factors like temperature, humidity, power, wetness and air flow among many others.
AVTECH have three different types of sensors. Not all Room Alert monitors have the same or all types of sensor connectors. The Sensor Compatibility Summary table below outlines which sensor is compatible with which Room Alert model.
The Room Alert range of monitors are fitted with built-in sensors. The built-in sensors available in each Room Alert monitor are outlined in the Room Alert Comparison table under the Built-in Sensors section.
Digital sensors are by far the most popular type of sensors. Digital sensors are also supported by all Room Alert models. Digital sensors provide a reading over a given range. For instance, the standard temperature sensor provides a temperature reading within a measurement range of -55 to 125°C with an accuracy of ± 0.125. The Room Alert can be configured to alert when the value read from the sensor goes above or below a threshold you configure.
A switch sensor detects one of two states. Either the sensor is in a normal state or an alarm state. A switch sensor does not provide measurements to the Room Alert in the same way as a digital sensor. It is either in a normal state indicating that whatever the sensor is measuring is not in an alert state, or it is in an alert state. The alert state depends upon what the sensor is designed to monitor. In the case of the wetness sensor, the sensor will enter an alert state when the sensor detects flood. In the case of the smoke sensor, the sensor will enter an alert state when a level of smoke is detected that indicates that a fire has started in the vicinity of the sensor.
An analog sensor provides values as voltages between 0-5VDC. Common analog sensors include current loops and extreme high and low temperature sensors. Not all Room Alert models support analog sensors. Those that do not support analog sensors can still utilise them through the use of the Digital Temperature & Analog connector adapter.
Sensor Compatibility Summary
A table illustrating Room Alert monitor support for each external sensor. Not all Room Alerts have the same sensor ports.
|Sensor Type||Room Alert 3 Wi-Fi||Room Alert 3E||Room Alert 4E||Room Alert 4ER||Room Alert 12E||Room Alert 12ER||Room Alert 32E||Room Alert 32W|
|Temperature / Humidity||Digital||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Active Power Sensor||Digital||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
 You can attach analog sensors like the extreme high and extreme low temperature sensors by using the Temperature & Analog sensor connector attached to a digital port.
Room Alert Feature Summary
|Room Alert 3 Wi-Fi||Room Alert 3E||Room Alert 4E||Room Alert 4ER||Room Alert 12E||Room Alert 12ER||Room Alert 12S||Room Alert 12SR||Room Alert 32E||Room Alert 32S|
|Digital Sensors Digital sensor ports only support connecting digital sensors. Digital sensors measure within a range of values, like a temperature range.||1||1||2||2||3||3||3||3||8||8|
|Switch Sensors Switch sensor ports only support connecting switch sensors. Switch sensors only measure one of two states, the normal state and the alarm state. Take the smoke sensor as an example, it has a normal state which indicates no significant smoke is present and an alarm state that indicates that a significant amount of smoke is present perhaps indicating a fire.||1||1||1||1||4||4||4||4||16||16|
|Analog Sensors Analog sensors provide values as voltages between 0-5VDC. Common analog sensors include current loops and extreme high and low temperature sensors. The Room Alert 3 WiFi and Room Alert 3E do not support analog sensors, but you can buy the Digital Temperature & Analog Sensor to add support at the cost of one of your digital sensor ports.||0||0||1||1||1||1||1||1||2||2|
|Light Tower & Relay Ports A port for connecting a Light Tower to your Room Alert. There are two port types. The Room Alert 4E / 4ER has a six terminal port to plug in the AVTECH External Light Tower. The Room Alert 12E, 12ER, 32E and 32W all have RJ11 connectors dedicated to the light tower. But the light tower must be the model with the built-in light tower adapter. The Room Alert 3E also supports the light tower but does not have a dedicated port. You must use one of your digital sensor ports to connect the light tower.||0||0 ||1||1||1 ||1 ||1 ||1 ||2 ||2 |
|Relay Output Ports Two pin port (0.3A@125VAC / 1A@24VDC) for connecting an output relay to your Room Alert.||0||0||0||0||1||1||1||1||2||2|
|Built-in Sensors||Temperature||Temperature||Temperature||Temperature||Temperature||Temperature||Temperature||Temperature||Temperature, Humidity, Power||Temperature, Humidity, Power|
|Supplied External Sensors||None||None||1 x Digital Active Power Sensor||1 x Digital Active Power Sensor||1 x Digital Active Power Sensor||1 x Digital Active Power Sensor||1 x Digital Active Power Sensor||1 x Digital Active Power Sensor||1 x Digital Active Power Sensor||1 x Digital Active Power Sensor
1 x 7.5m Digital Temperature Sensor
|Secure Email Alerts||No||No||No||No||No||No||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|Built-in UPS An Uninteruptable Power Supply or UPS keeps your monitoring system alive during power outages giving your monitoring system time to send alerts.||No||No||No||No||No||No||No||No||Yes||Yes|
RoomAlert.com Subscription Levels
Each Room Alert monitor includes a 12 month Personal subscription to RoomAlert.com. You can upgrade your subscription at any time to a higher subscription level. If after your twelve months subscription you do not renew, then your subscription reverts to the Lite level. The Lite subscription gives you limited access to the cloud service but does not give you access to the Downloads area nor personal technical support.
You do not need to use the cloud based service. Your RoomAlert.com subscription is the gateway to all support services including access to firmware updates, software, plugins and different levels of technical support as well as cloud monitoring of different capacities.
|Support||Online FAQs & Resources||Email Support||Email, Chat & Phone Support||Email, Chat & Phone Support|
|Downloads||Firmware Downloads||Download Access||Download Access||Download Access|
|Plugins||No Plugins||No Plugins||Device ManageR Plugins||Device ManageR Plugins|
|Number Devices||1 Device||15 Devices||30 Devices||50 Devices|
|History||3 Days History||90 Day History||180 Day History||365 Day History|
|Number Alerts||2 Configured Alerts||10 Configured Alerts||25 Configured Alerts||75 Configured Alerts|
|Number Notifications||Unlimited Notifications||Unlimited Notifications||Unlimited Notifications||Unlimited Notifications|
|Reports||1 Saved Report||3 Saved Report||7 Saved Report||25 Saved Report|
|Report Runs||Unlimited Report Runs||Unlimited Report Runs||Unlimited Report Runs||Unlimited Report Runs|
|URL||No Public URL||No Public URL||Public URL||Public URL|
|Users||1 Users||2 Users||10 Users||25 Users|
|Network Camera Support||No Network Cameras||No Network Cameras||Network Cameras Monitoring||Network Cameras Monitoring|
|CSV Export||No CSV Export||No CSV Export||CSV Export||CSV Export|