The best alarm notification systems are accessible and unobtrusive, seen and heard only when needed. They’re the first line of defense, keeping a watchful eye on the day-to-day. They do more than let you know when something’s gone wrong; a present and engaged alarm system is your assurance that things are going right at any moment.
WIN-911 seamlessly integrates with other systems, whether it’s through our direct connects into major SCADA platforms or building secure, cloud-based mobile apps for remote workers who rely on their smartphones and tablets for receiving and acknowledging alerts. Our user-configured workflows ensure the correct people are contacted at the correct time, preventing miscommunication and redundancies that can result in unplanned downtime.
But automation engineers, site managers, and maintenance technicians aren’t the only people who benefit from the safety and reliability that WIN-911 brings to the table.
Here are five everyday ways, regardless of where you live or work, your life is enhanced by WIN-911’s remote alarm notification software.
1) Provides your clean water
Water is, without a doubt, the most essential resource. And we use a lot of it. Between drinking, showers, gardening, and doing the dishes, the average American family uses more than 300 gallons of water per day. The burden placed on water and wastewater treatment plants to ensure the treatment and potability of our water supply is immense. It’s no surprise to us, then, that the municipal water services were among the first adopters of SCADA systems and continuously update their systems to keep up with the modernization of technology.
The municipal treatment plan for Iowa City, Iowa, for instance, treats up to 15 million gallons of water per day to serve a population equivalent to 120,000 people. WIN-911 runs 1900 alarms, ranging from monitoring tank levels and flow failures to building temperatures and rises in plant conditions.
With WIN-911, plant operators were able to automate the facility’s overnight operations, reducing their on-site staffing to 10 hours per day, enabling the municipality to provide thousands of Iowans access to clean potable water around the clock.
In fact, WIN-911 protects more water and wastewater treatment plants than any other remote software vendor in the world, helping provide safe drinking water for millions everyday.
2) Chills your ice cream
Since it was introduced to French nobility by the Italian Catherine de Medici, ice cream has captivated our appetites and whimsy. Many of us at WIN-911, and surely some of you reading this can remember chasing after the jingle of ice cream trucks on hot summer days.
The ice cream business has evolved a bit since then, moving from local creameries to world-class production facilities that maximize output while ensuring rigorous standards of taste and texture. Ice cream has very specific needs regarding storage temperature — not cold enough and it melts, too cold and it becomes “freezer-burned”.
That’s why Nestle uses WIN-911 to help oversee its Haagen Daaz ice cream freezing facility. WIN-911’s remote monitoring functions allow plant operators to acknowledge alarms as they occur, reducing response time and preventing the unnecessary escalation of alarms for minor, easy-to-address issues. WIN-911 also allows technicians to sort alarms through cause and severity, reducing a lot of the guesswork involved in responding to an alarm. With ice cream, time is of the essence, and Nestle relies on WIN-911 to make every second count.
3) Protects zoo and aquarium animals
With more than 183 million annual visitors — which is more than half the US population — zoos and aquariums contribute $22.5 Billion to the US economy and employ 198,000 people.
Keeping all those animals safe and healthy demands a precision industrial operation. With so many fragile creatures to take care of, staff have to respond quickly to the variety of issues that can arise — including escape, injury, sickness, etc.
The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, which houses more than 10,000 animals across 650 species, uses WIN-911 to preserve the temperature and other environmental conditions of the animal’s exhibits and living quarters, so that zookeepers can ensure the animals are safe and secure at all times.
4) Supplies your power
As the pandemic has demonstrated, much of our work and personal life relies upon reliable internet access, making the availability of regular, sustainable electric power a critical commodity we often take for granted.
Businesses, like Bethel Mills, and regional municipalities like Ontario Power Generation rely on WIN-911 to help them maintain continuous services for their many residential and industrial clients. Our mobile app allows for plant operators to respond to serious issues that, when not addressed in time with traditional alarm systems, could lead to systemic power failures.
5) Protects your data
Data is the lifeblood of our modern digital lives. We rely on the sanctity of our data to make purchases, receive paychecks, and be entertained.
It’s a resource that is precious and precarious and needs the most advanced, state-of-the-art security systems to safeguard it.
Companies like Google and Microsoft utilize WIN-911 to help monitor their data centers for electronic overheating and/or machine breakdowns, which can lead to devastating consequences for individuals and businesses alike.
How Can Win-911 Help You?
As you can see, WIN-911’s alarm notification software is an essential part of protecting industrial operations, particularly the ones you rely on for work and play everyday. It is the world’s top-selling solution for IoT and infrastructure.