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Many of our customers prefer to have a Checkit Engineer visit and install Automated Monitoring, but it is also possible to do this yourself with the guidance we can provide.

You, or a Checkit Engineer, install sensors on the desired equipment, install one or more Checkit Hubs to receive the data from those sensors locally and transmit over the Internet to the Checkit Control Centre. Each Checkit sensor uses short-range wireless communications (Zigbee) to send data to a Checkit Hub which then transmits t to the Checkit Control Centre in the cloud. A typical setup is shown in the diagram below. 

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Some sensors require a mains power connection, but many do not. A Checkit Hub requires grid/mains connection and access to a WIFI or Ethernet connection for internet access.

In most cases sensors can be fixed in place using adhesive tape provided on its reverse side but more durable permanent fixture if also possible using the screw holes provided in the supplied mounting brackets. 

The recommended distance between a sensor and a hub is not more than 10 meters to ensure reliable and good quality wireless communications. We also use Repeaters to replay a signals between a sensor and a Hub when the distance would otherwise be too great for a reliable signal or there are objects in the way which inhibit good signal: this can double the distance over which a sensor and Hub can communicate.  Multiple Hubs can also be used on the same site and of course you may have multiple sites.

The sensors vary in size but are all small, smaller than the hub which is the same size as typical home internet router/hub. They do need to be carefully placed within equipment to ensure good functioning and durability. For more details refer to Sensors.

 

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