AKCP Frequently Asked Questions
A place for all of your AKCP related Frequently Asked Questions FAQ about the sensorProbe, securityProbe and the full AKCP sensor range.
All of the securityProbe monitors as well as the sensorProbe2+ and sensorProbeX+ can be fitted with an optional built-in cellular modem at order time. A built-in cellular modem cannot be added afterwards. However, the securityProbe monitors do support USB modems that can be fitted at any time.
The AKCP 4-20 mAmp converter is used to connect specialised sensors that are not available from AKCP. The 4-20 mAmp is a standard for highly precise sensors. Examples of the types of sensors that support the 4-20 mAmp standard are Air Pressure Sensor, Photo Electric Light Sensors, Soil Moisture Sensors, Toxic Gas Sensors, Radiation Sensors and Water Flow Sensors. The sensor must have a two wire termination. Read more
The AKCP Temperature Sensor has a temperature range of -55 to +125°C / -67 to +257°F with an accuracy of ±0.5°C from -10 to +75°C.
The AKCP temperature sensors have an accuracy of ±0.5°C from -10 to +75°C.
In very simple terms, the securityProbe range is more feature rich than the sensorProbe range. The sensorProbe range offers a more honed feature set and lacks some of the more advanced alerting options available on the securityProbe range like SMS text alerting. The securityProbe range also supports a wider range of sensors. Though the additional sensors supported do tend to be quite niche, like fuel tank level measurement and the like. With the release of the sensorProbe2+ and sensorProbeX+... Read more
Akcess Pro server is a software product developed by AKCP to support their environment monitors. The software enables central data logging and alerting of sensorProbe and securityProbe monitors.
We can offer three models of rack mount kit. The Single 1U unit the Split 1U unit, half full depth, the other half shallower, and the Double 1U unit, full depth 1U wide.
No the sensorProbe2 does not include a sensor. You would need to add one or more sensors from the extensive range available.
AKCP temperature and humidity sensors have a quite high accuracy and are calibrated by the supplier of the sensor. In general they do not need much calibration. The user could carry out calibration to verify accuracy. If needed you can adjust using the "Reading Offset". There is also a calibration certificate available on request for the sensors.
AKCP sensors all use RJ45 connectors and can be extended using standard CAT5 cable and one or more inline couplers up to a maximum distance of 100m. Historically, AKCP did recommend extending their sensors using your structured cabling systems. AKCP have more recently stopped recommending the use of structured cabling systems as structured cabling systems become more intelligent they begin to interfere with the sensor signal making the sensor reading unreliable at best. Read more
Not directly or easily. None of the sensorProbe series products support switching off servers directly. It could be possible to send an email to a server and then have a job on the server wait for alert emails and then trigger the shutdown script. The securityProbe range provides a more direct solution as it is has a feature enabling it to shut down one or more servers. There is also a notification wizard for configuring the alarm actions. In this case you would need a temperature sensor, the... Read more
If you want to control the power to a remote device in reponse to a temperature going too high you could connect a Relay Sensor to the SensorProbe and use that to switch the power. If you simply want to alert on the presence or absence of power you could connect a Power Sensor. Both AC and DC versions are available.
The dry contact inputs on the X20 and X60 units can be switched from opto-isolated mode to non-opto isolated mode, where the E-opto16 inputs are all shipped as opto isolated and cannot be configured as non-opto isolated. Because of this, the E-opto16 inputs do require an input voltage as the module will not supply this voltage. When configuring the E-opto16 in the web interface of the securityProbe 5E and the dry contact input is set to the “Normal State” when voltage is applied,... Read more
Yes, The sensorProbe2 can send alerts, draw a graph of temperatures and archive data. It is also possible to export data from the unit to produce long term graphs.
No. Only the securityProbe range is able to read information from remote sensorProbes using the Virtual Probe feature. If you wanted to merge information from a number of different sensorProbe units, you would need to either use a 3rd party SNMP based network monitoring application or AKCP's own management software, AKcess Pro server.