AKCP Buyers Guide

AKCP established in the USA in 1981. With 40+ years experience in professional sensor management solutions, AKCP created the market for networked temperature, environmental and power monitoring. Today with over 100 employees and 120,000 installations, AKCP is the world’s oldest and largest manufacturer of SNMP enabled networked sensors.

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All products are manufactured under license to AKCP's strict quality control standards in the Philippines with oversight from an international management team. Every unit goes through a rigorous checklist which is kept on record. Test reports for your own unit can be provided upon request. AKCP’s sales and technical support center is in Bangkok Thailand, with banking and financial services are located in Singapore.

AKCP Sensor Compatibility

A table showing the sensors supported by the various AKCP environment monitors.

  sensorProbe2+ sensorProbeX securityProbe Range
Temperature
Combined Temperature/Humidity
4-20 mAmp Converter
Airflow
Siren & Strobe Light
Smoke Detector
Motion Detector
Power Detector
Digital Voltmeter
Sensor Controlled Relay
Dry Contact
Security Sensor
Spot Water Detection Sensor
Rope Water Sensor
High Definition Digital Camera with Infrared [3]
Daisy Temperature Sensor
K-Type Thermocouple Adaptor
J-Type Thermocouple Adaptor
8 Port Sensor Controlled Relay
IO-Digital8 Sensor
E-opto16 Expansion Unit
E-sensor8 Expansion Unit

[1] The securityProbe series also contains two expanded models. The securityProbe5ES-X20 and securityProbe5ESV-X20 in addition supports up to 20 dry contacts, the securityProbe5ES-X60 and securityProbe5ESV-X60 supports up to 60 dry contacts.

[2] The securityProbe series can support up to 600 sensors using the E-opto16 and E-sensor8 expansion units.

[3] Cameras are only supported on the securityProbe models with Camera support. The securityProbe models supporting video are named "with video" such as the AKCP securityProbe 5e Standard with Video model.

AKCP Temperature Sensor Comparison

A comparison of all AKCP temperature sensors.

Sensor Temperature Range Temperature Accuracy Temperature Resolution Humidity Range Humidity Accuracy Humidity Resolution Length SKU Monitor Support Maximum Cable Length
0.3m Temperature Sensor -55 to 125°C ±0.5°C accuracy from -10 to +75°C sensorProbe+ series and securityProbe series: ±0.2°C accuracy from -10°C to +75°C
sensorProbe series ±1°C accuracy from -10°C to +75°C
N/A N/A N/A 0.3m TMP01 All sensorProbe, sensorProbe+ and securityProbe monitors Max run length is 300 meters with low capacitance shielded cable or UTP
1.6m Temperature Sensor -55 to 125°C ±0.5°C accuracy from -10 to +75°C sensorProbe+ series and securityProbe series: ±0.2°C accuracy from -10°C to +75°C
sensorProbe series ±1°C accuracy from -10°C to +75°C
N/A N/A N/A 1.6m TMP00 All sensorProbe, sensorProbe+ and securityProbe monitors Max run length is 300 meters with low capacitance shielded cable or UTP
0.3m Temperature & Humidity Sensor -55 to 125°C sensorProbe+ series and securityProbe series ±0.5°C accuracy from -10°C to +75°C
securityProbe series 0.5ºC increments
sensorProbe series 1ºC increments
sensorProbe+ series 0.1°C increments
securityProbe series 0.5ºC increments
sensorProbe series 1ºC increments
0 to 100% Relative humidity 1%RH increments, 0.01%RH sensor reading At 25°C
Min: ±2%RH
Max: ±5% RH
0.3m THS01 All sensorProbe, sensorProbe+ and securityProbe monitors Max run length is 300 meters with approved low capacitance shielded cable or UTP
1.6m Temperature & Humidity Sensor -55 to 125°C ±0.5°C accuracy from -10 to +75°C sensorProbe+ series 0.1°C increments
securityProbe series 0.5ºC increments
sensorProbe series 1ºC increments
0 to 100% Relative humidity 1%RH increments, 0.01%RH sensor reading At 25°C
Min: ±2%RH
Max: ±5% RH
1.6m THS00 All sensorProbe, sensorProbe+ and securityProbe monitors Max run length is 300 meters with approved low capacitance shielded cable or UTP
4.5m Waterproof Temperature & Humidity Sensor -55 to 125°C ±0.5°C accuracy from -10 to +75°C sensorProbe+ series 0.1°C increments
securityProbe series 0.5ºC increments
sensorProbe series 1ºC increments
0 to 100% Relative humidity 1%RH increments, 0.01%RH sensor reading At 25°C
Min: ±2%RH
Max: ±5% RH
4.5m Waterproof THSW15 All sensorProbe, sensorProbe+ and securityProbe monitors Max run length is 300 meters with approved low capacitance shielded cable or UTP
Thermal Map Sensor -55 to 125°C ±0.5°C accuracy from -10 to +75°C 0.1°C increments N/A N/A N/A Standard size fits a full height cabinet TMS All sensorProbe+ monitors 18 meters with approved low capacitance shielded UTP cable
Thermal Map Temperature / Humidity Sensor -55 to 125°C ±0.5°C accuracy from -10 to +75°C 0.1°C increments 0 to 100% Relative humidity 1%RH increments, 0.01%RH sensor reading At 25°C
Min: ±2%RH
Max: ±5% RH
Standard size fits a full height cabinet THMS sensorProbe2+ & sensorProbeX monitors 18 meters with approved low capacitance shielded UTP cable
Daisy Chain Temperature Sensor -55 to 125°C ±0.5°C accuracy from -10 to +75°C sensorProbe+ series 0.1°C increments
securityProbe series 0.5ºC increments
sensorProbe series 1ºC increments
N/A N/A N/A 1.52m extendable DCT00-X All securityProbe monitors Up to 8 DCT sensors per sensor port.
Flexible sensor cable length using standard CAT-5E cable (max 152m for the total daisy-chain)
AKCP 0.3m Calibration Check with Failover Temperature Sensor -55 to +75°C ± 0.5°C from -10 to +65°C sensorProbe+ series 0.1°C increments N/A N/A N/A 0.3m TMP01-NIST3 All sensorProbe+ monitors 0.3m
AKCP Ultra Cold Temperature Sensor -200°C to +150°C ±0.2°C sensorProbe+ series 0.1°C increments N/A N/A N/A 2.07m UCT15 All sensorProbe+ monitors 0.3m
AKCP 0.3m Calibration Check Dual Temperature & Humidity Sensor -55 to +75°C ± 0.5°C from -10 to +65°C sensorProbe+ series 0.1°C increments 0 to 100% Relative humidity 1%RH increments, 0.01%RH sensor reading At 25°C
Min: ±2%RH
Max: ±5% RH
1.5m THS01-NIST2 All sensorProbe+ monitors 0.3m
AKCP 1.5m Calibration Check Extendable Dual Temperature & Humidity Sensor -55 to +75°C ± 0.5°C from -10 to +65°C sensorProbe+ series 0.1°C increments 0 to 100% Relative humidity 1%RH increments, 0.01%RH sensor reading At 25°C
Min: ±2%RH
Max: ±5% RH
1.5m THS00-NIST2 All sensorProbe+ monitors 1.5m extendable up to 40ft on first 4 sensor ports on SPX+
AKCP 0.3m Calibration Check with Failover Dual Temperature & Humidity Sensor -55 to +75°C ± 0.5°C from -10 to +65°C sensorProbe+ series 0.1°C increments 0 to 100% Relative humidity 1%RH increments, 0.01%RH sensor reading At 25°C
Min: ±2%RH
Max: ±5% RH
1.5m THS01-NIST3 All sensorProbe+ monitors 0.3m

AKCP Product Ranges

AKCP manufacture two main ranges of environment monitor. The first is the securityProbe range of very capable environmental monitors with tons of expansion capabilities. The second is the sensorProbe+ range of very capable and flexible systems but without the massive expansion capabilities that the securityProbe range is capable.

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Frequently Asked Questions

AKCP FAQ
What is the difference between the AKCP sensorProbe and securityProbe ranges?
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...
What is Akcess Pro Server
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.
Do you have a din rail mounting kit that has a depth of 3.5" or less?
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.
Can you confirm does the AKCP sensorProbe2 Environment Monitor with PoE have a built in temperature sensor / included in the box or will we need to purchase a sensor in addition to the sensorprobe2?
No the sensorProbe2 does not include a sensor. You would need to add one or more sensors from the extensive range available.
Do the sensorProbe and securityProbe monitors require calibration?
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...
Is it possible to extend AKCP 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...
Is it possible to use the sensorProbe2 to shutdown a series of three servers in a small server room?
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...
Does the AKCP sensorprobe2 has the feature cut off the electricity by itself when my location has the problem with electricity?
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.
What are the differences between the E-opto16 and dry contact points on X20 and X60 units?
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...
Can the AKCP sensorProbe2 record temperatures for at least 24 hours so we can see how the temperature behaves overnight?
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.
Is it feasible to route sensor traffic over the network to a single sensorProbe unit so that I can get a view of all the sites status?
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...
Can we connect the AKCP combined temperature/humidity sensor directly to the network?
The AKCP Temperature/Humidity sensor is only the sensing device, you need to use an AKCP main unit. The simplest (and cheapest) is the sensorProbe2. This will take up to 2 sensors and has its own IP address...
How do we trigger the A/V alarms based on the alarm condition our system generates?
I assume that you would like to be able to have the siren/strobe light activated by your existing alarm system. If you have a dry contact coming from your alarm system into a port on the sensorProbe, ...
Can the AKCP Split 1U Din Rail Rack Mount Kit be supplied with just a length of DIN rail?
The rack mounts are designed to fit a 19" rack. There is a model that is a continuous DIN Rail which may be the one you need.
Which environment monitors support a cellular modem?
All of the AKCP securityProbe monitors as well as the AKCP sensorProbe2+ and AKCP sensorProbeX+ can be fitted with an optional built-in cellular modem at order time. A built-in cellular modem cannot be...
What is the 4-20 mAmp converter used for?
The AKCP 4-20 mAmp converter is used to connect specialised sensors that are not available from AKCP to the securityProbe range of environment monitors. The 4-20 mAmp is a standard for highly precise ...
What is the measurement range of the AKCP temperature sensor?
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.
What is the accuracy of the AKCP temperature sensor?
The AKCP temperature sensors have an accuracy of  ±0.5°C from -10 to +75°C.
What is AKCPro Server?
AKCPro Server is a software application written by AKCP for logging and alerting you to environmental problems in your data center. The software is able to integrate all of the wide range of monitoring...
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