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    Question Server Room Temperature Sensor?

    Hi folks,

    We're looking to get a temperature sensor for our server room.

    This looks simple enough, although the ideal was something with support for a SIM and SMS as well: Xsensior Lite USB Temperature and Humidity Monitor | Openxtra

    Any recommendations other than the above, lessons learned etc.?

    TIA

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    I beta tested one of these for them. They're as simple as you can get for monitoring.

    Great for 'ad hoc' monitoring, but I personally wouldn't use it for monitoring a server room.

    I've not come across one with built in SMS though. We went with a Senturion device, combined with Intellipool and a USB Z-SMS modem for that capability at my last place, and it never really worked properly.

    I've found that having it email was just as reliable anyway, so long as your internet connection and monitor are on a UPS.

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    Check your own mobile provider. We found that O2 offered webmail that included setting up rules to text if an email matched the criteria. Free set-up and I think it is only 10p a text. Not sure if the others do the same but it maybe worth checking.

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    APC UPS's (whichever our model is?) has an external temperature sensor configured to send email alarms.

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    We use one of these with e-mailed alerts when it hits certain thresholds.

    The Climate

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    I got one of these from

    Enclosure, Environmental Monitoring & Accessories - Enclosures & Accessories

    HWG-STE

    Cost £147 which I thought was good...

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    Another vote for The Climate

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    Check out Temperature@lert. They have a nifty USB sensor that is probably as simple as it gets. Works great for our server racks and was pretty easy to set up overall.

    Temperature@lert USB Standard Edition - Temperature Sensor USB <- Link to USB

    Was $129 when we bought it (not including a monitoring plan), price may have changed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    APC UPS's (whichever our model is?) has an external temperature sensor configured to send email alarms.
    That's what we use

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    We've had had good experience with AKCP products. We use it to monitor temperature, humidity, and presence of water. Oh, and they're cheap!

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    have a look at RoomAlert - have used these in a couple of server rooms - does what the name says.

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