Are you tired of relying on your IT department to manage your network? Do you find yourself spending too much time trying to fix network issues or waiting for IT to respond? Does your critical equipment suffer from communication issues caused by IT updates and security scans? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might benefit from the power of a private facilities network from PTI.
Typical Pain Points with Corporate Networks
- Facilities are looked at as a customer and not part of the organization.
- Long runway for new deployments
- IT incidents impact facilities and the ability to see critical infrastructure
- Reliant on Corporate IT for hardware management, adds, moves, and changes
This new network is simple to start up and requires little work from the end user. Meanwhile, our team will work with you to make this transition seamless and pain-free.
Step 1 – Qualifying
To start, we’ll work with you to determine your monitoring needs. Do you currently have monitoring in place? Are you satisfied with your current monitoring system, or would you like to switch to a new one? And, if you do want to switch, we can provide monitoring software systems as part of the installation process.
Step 2 – Begin Build
After finalizing which building monitoring system you will utilize, we will create the monitoring environment by building dashboards, connecting equipment, setting up alarms, and more. Do you need a server to host the software? If so, we will provide one. We’ll also help you determine how many network switches you need and which cellular provider is the most reliable in your area. Do you have or need a laptop to access the monitoring software? Do you require any additional monitoring hardware, such as comm cards, protocol converters, or environmental monitoring hardware?
Furthermore, we recommend utilizing RLE Technologies for their secure environmental monitoring devices, which are connected through network lines. For example, wireless temperature sensors are already encrypted and function more like a radio signal than a wireless signal.
Step 3 – On-Site Installation
The on-site installation is a multi-phase project that involves setting up servers, switches, laptops, and cellular networks. As a result, new network lines may need to be run, which can be completed by your cable electrical providers or by our team as part of our scope of work. We always recommend using the electrical group that is familiar with your facility for projects like this. During the installation, we’ll create a cable management matrix and deliver a step-by-step VPN tutorial for your facilities team.
The installation process includes three phases:
- Phase 1: Set up servers, switches, laptops, and cellular networks.
- Phase 2: Verify that all IPs are communicating. If not, another visit will be required.
- Phase 3: Set up facility monitoring hardware and add it to the network monitoring software. We’ll reconfigure the software to monitor your equipment in the way that you prefer, such as setting up alerts, alarm thresholds, and emails. We’ll also work with you to determine what you want to see on your dashboards, what category of alarms each piece of hardware requires, and if there is an escalation phase once an alarm happens
Once the system is installed, our team will be your one point of contact for adds, changes, moves, or questions. This solution will remove a lot of network pain points that you are currently dealing with on a daily basis.
To sum up, talk with our team today to learn about the power of a private facilities network.