Imagine you are sitting in the office or at a doctor’s appointment, and it’s getting windy out there. You’re not worried, though. You have a generator at home.
If the power goes out, it will kick on. However, when you’re away with no ability to monitor things, it’s entirely possible your power could go out again.
To save yourself a lot of money and energy (and the sinking realization that your food may have gone bad with the power being out for so long), it’s important to know what’s going on at home, especially when you’re not there.
Remote monitoring applications give you the information you need to keep the power on and your home protected – whether you are down the road or a thousand miles away.
Even if you are home, the last thing you want to do when there’s a raging storm outside is to go check or change your generator settings.
Why do I need remote monitoring for my home standby generator?
Remote generator monitoring lets you access and control everything you would when you are standing in front of your home generator:
• Run generator tests
• Monitor the status
• Check for system errors
• Change the exercise time
• Check your generator history
The best part? Whether there’s a foot of snow or a torrential downpour, you don’t have to go out there.
With the various options out there, your monitoring application will alert you directly if something needs to be fixed. You can quickly and easily respond to any issues, often before the generator shuts down. This is another reason why regular generator maintenance is important.
Automatic Reports and Response
Another great feature of these applications is that your monitoring systems can be programmed to provide regular reports regarding battery conditions and exercise schedules.
When something goes wrong with the power supply, your remote control can actually shut the generator off and notify you that service is required. This helps protect your generator from any damage that might occur.
Of course, one of the best things about a remote monitoring system is that you have easy access to your generator through your devices. Now, no matter where you are and no matter what the world looks like outside, you have instant and safe access to your home standby generator.
How do I get a remote monitoring application?
Now that you’re convinced a remote monitoring system for your standby generator is needed, you need to find the application that’s right for you. To do that, you need to know what generator brand you have installed for your home.
Mobile Link™ Remote Monitoring for Generac
If you have a Generac home standby generator, our Mobile Link™ Remote Monitoring package is perfect for you. This application system is compatible with all Generac Guardian Series generators.
With it, you’ll be able to monitor your standby generator from anywhere in the world on your smartphone, tablet, or PC. With Mobile Link™, you can easily access information such as current operating status and even see upcoming maintenance reminders or alerts.
Learn more about the Mobile Link remote monitoring system for Generac standby generators.
OmniMetrix Remote Monitoring
OmniMetrix monitors are compatible with all major brands of generators. This OMNIVIEW system allows you to monitor the fuel level of your unit, stop and start your generator with the touch of a button, stay connected to your generator 24/7 and set alerts when you’re away, and provide both you and your technicians (that’s us!) with text or email alerts about the condition of your unit.
Learn more about the OmniMetrix remote monitoring system, compatible with all major brands of generators, including the ones we sell here at Cannondale.
If you are interested in learning more about Cannondale’s remote monitoring accessories packages, please feel free to contact us and request more information. We are happy to chat with you about our options and figure out what works best for you!