Proven Solution: Early Warning System

The Client

The California Department of Primary Health Environmental Health Laboratory Branch (EHLB), located on the Department’s Richmond campus, is responsible for analyzing environmental and biological samples for the presence and quantities of toxic substances such as pesticides and lead, physical agents such as asbestos, and biologically derived airborne contaminants such as molds.
Early Warning System
Effective Results

Richmond Labs now pro-actively guards against the potential hazard of ammonia discharges and leaks.

  • The Facilities Management personnel 
gained the ability to respond within seconds of an ammonia release
  • The health of over 1350 staff are now safeguarded on campus

The newly commissioned Early Warning System integrated a Model 17i Chemiluminescence NH3 Analyzer with a MetOne Weather Station giving the client access to data anywhere, anytime, via the Internet. The whole system can be controlled via the Internet to retrieve data, set trigger alarms or provide scheduled data logging.

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why the GPACSystem(tm)

Why the GPACSystem™?

The GPACSystem™ is a unique software platform that allows remote monitoring and control of any fixed or mobile camera or device. Real time video and data can be securely accessed from a standard web browser either on a computer or mobile phone, from any chosen location. Data is automatically logged and an audit trail created on the GPACSystem™ database.

  • Easy to expand for other sensors and actuators
  • Totally flexible for incorporating new sensors into research activities
  • Automatically alerting and action response
  • Audit trail of sensor and video activity

Use of the GPACSystem™ greatly reduces the time wasted manually capturing research data and re-entering into a database. This ensures data integrity, protection of IP and frees up participants for thought leadership. Operators can access and modify setup and add/remote devices without specialized expertise.