Updated: Aug 25
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Flooding, an increasingly recurrent and often devastating event, has underscored the need for sophisticated monitoring systems to mitigate its impacts. The evolution of technology has given us tools like NB-IoT (Narrow Band Internet of Things) and LoRaWAN (Long Range Wide Area Network) which may make a big change in flood monitoring systems. Ellenex, taking cognisance of this pressing need, has introduced two novel features in its NB-IoT and LoRaWAN products. But before we delve into these innovative updates, let's explore the importance of flood monitoring and the efficacy of these technological platforms.
The Indispensability of Flood Monitoring
With climate change wreaking havoc, global statistics indicate a sharp rise in flood incidences. As per the World Meteorological Organization, the last two decades saw a 134% increase in flood events. Floods don't just affect infrastructures, but they also lead to significant loss of lives and livelihoods.
Why NB-IoT and LoRaWAN?
Cost: Traditional flood monitoring systems are expensive to install and maintain. NB-IoT and LoRaWAN devices, on the other hand, are cost-effective, offering long-term savings on Governmental costs.
Remote Monitoring: These technologies allow for monitoring in even the most inaccessible areas, ensuring no vulnerable zone is left untracked.
Battery Efficiency: Battery-operated devices mean no dependency on the grid, vital for areas where power might be compromised during floods.
Our New Game-Changing Features
Listening to feedback is a pillar of innovation. Acting on insights from two major clients, Ellenex introduced:
Conditional Sampling Rate: Instead of a constant sampling rate that can drain the battery and overload servers, the conditional sampling rate adjusts based on the threat level. Not only does this extend battery life, but it also optimises cloud server usage. This results in operational cost savings and ensures the device remains active when most needed. It was complex to implement but easy to use. Based on this feature, our devices are working based on the below concept, which end users can easily change by sending a downlink to the device:
By setting a threshold for the device or sending command to the device through the network based on the pattern, other device output, or API feed to the system, the sensor reads the water level every X min and transmits if the water level is below the threshold and automatically change to every X min reading and every X min transmitting the data to the cloud
Relay Output for Level Sensors: This feature allows the device to trigger roadside signs either directly or through the cloud connection. The importance of a direct connection cannot be overstated. In instances of network failure, a frequent occurrence during natural disasters, the system remains functional, offering real-time alerts.
Smart City and Disaster Prevention
The amalgamation of these features sets the stage for smart city integration. Imagine a city where the onset of floods activates digital boards, alerting citizens, rerouting traffic, and activating emergency protocols. The potential savings in infrastructure, resources, and most importantly, human lives, are monumental.
Furthermore, these features are a stepping stone for comprehensive disaster prevention strategies, where data-driven insights inform civic planning, infrastructural development, and emergency response protocols.
Ellenex's Commitment to Durability
In the challenging environments that these devices operate in, durability is paramount. Ellenex ensures that its products are robust with superior UV protection, guarding against the harmful effects of prolonged sun exposure. Moreover, with high IP (Ingress Protection) ratings, the devices are designed to withstand both dust and water, essential attributes for flood monitoring equipment.
Ellenex's advanced features in its NB-IoT and LoRaWAN products for flood monitoring are not just technological marvels but a testament to the company's commitment to safeguarding communities against the devastating impacts of floods. As cities become smarter and disaster prevention becomes more proactive than reactive, Ellenex is leading the way with innovations that matter. This successful development for flood monitoring solutions built the opportunity to extend this capability to other ranges of company products and solutions and provide exceptional solutions to address complex demands.