Centralised Monitoring System from Hanwell Solutions
Imagine a bird’s eye view of temperature monitoring from farm to fork; monitoring the food production area, cold store distribution and point of sale. Centralised monitoring can be easily achieved through the power of radio and our cloud-based software.
All data is sent from our Hanwell Pro and Hanwell IceSpy systems to a centralised software platform which accepts data from a number of sources. For example in the factory, there is a fixed monitoring system monitoring freezers, fridges, production areas etc. The data from these sensors is uploaded via radio to a receiver on the local internet and then into the SQL database.
If you also monitor your delivery trucks, data can be sent over your mobile phone network into the same database. Similarly, if you have remote sites with no network access we can use radio sensors back to a data collector that transfers the data over the mobile phone network in the same database.
The important point is that when the client or the auditor looks at the data what they see is seamless – every part of the operation is covered. More often than not, transportation was always the big gap in terms of seamless data.
This multi-channel upload capability makes it suitable for places with poor network or intranet systems. UK, Europe and the US businesses are used to monitoring multiple sites which are all networked together with reporting taking place at HQ.
Centralisation problems can arise when a client runs their own “homemade server-based system” where every user has to install the software individually. A company with multiple sites, but all with individual systems, using different operating systems can create multiple maintenance complications.
A centralised monitoring system reduces complexity and saves time, not only at HQ but at your individual sites as well. Provision of cloud software is very fast. There’s no need to install software to your computer or servers, so projects can get off the ground in a day instead of two months.
Software as a Solution (SaaS) makes innovation possible in a way that traditional, perpetual software licensing cannot. Some SaaS vendors provide pay-as-you-go licensing which provides a commercial backdrop that fosters experimentation. Whereas old school thinking was a return on investment, people can now afford to experiment with technology-enabled initiatives in a test and learn manner.
At the Hanwell Solutions, we can set up a simple, cloud-based, centralised monitoring system that works using the internet or via your mobile phone network. Our customers prefer it because their centralised monitoring system runs rapidly and is relatively inexpensively. There’s greater data security and easy software upgrades across all bases. Our cloud-based software can also be implemented or accessed by third-party subcontractors.
Of course, our centralised monitoring system is not just catered to the food sector. We’ve set up similar centralised cloud-based monitoring in a collection of museums around Qatar. Our client liked the fact there was no heavy network infrastructure overhead, data access is easy and maintenance is easy, as they’re not now having to maintain multiple disparate servers.