We founded Rhombus Systems based on the idea that the existing hardware used to manage and secure physical infrastructure (office spaces, buildings, etc.) was outdated and lacked the modern software and features that organizations needed. To address this, we set out to tackle one important problem first – to modernize traditional video security.
Over the last few years, we have worked day and night on Rhombus to deliver the best experience possible, and the customer response has been incredible. Building off of this positive feedback, we saw an opportunity to leverage the recently launched R2 camera as an IoT hub to seamlessly add sensors to the platform.
We put our heads down, worked tirelessly, and today we are proud to announce the first of many new sensors to help make managing your physical spaces and security much easier than ever before.
Without further ado, meet the newest sensors joining the Rhombus Platform.
These sensors will automatically communicate with any R2 camera you have deployed, meaning no additional infrastructure is required – just the camera and sensor(s). As soon as the sensors are activated, it will transmit data over BLE to the closest camera and report any change in states.
For any new product that we release, having it work seamlessly together will always be a reoccurring theme. Not only do these sensors communicate with each other and the R2, but unlike existing systems where they are just “managed” together under one console, the products truly work in unison to make the entire platform more than just the sum of its parts.
For example, with the new sensors, you can receive an alert if a door was left open, instantaneously watch video footage of the alert, and then share it with colleagues. This smooth interaction between sensors and video security is an experience that we are proud to deliver - not only for these sensors but also for future ones.
Below, we will explain the functionality of each sensor in a bit more detail.
Imagine that you have a construction site and you want to know where an important tool is located at all times. With the T1 - simply attach it to the tool, pull up the Rhombus Console, and see in real-time where the tool is located or how it has moved throughout the job site. The T1 not only allows you to pinpoint location, but you can also view corresponding video footage without ever leaving the Rhombus Console!
The D1 Door Sensor will notify you if an entry point has been breached and provide corresponding video footage to provide more actionable insights into your space. The D1 has a 3-year battery life, a built-in accelerometer, and can be set-up in a matter of seconds. Simply pair the sensor with the R2 camera(s); attach it to any door, window, or entry point; and Rhombus will take care of the rest.
Install these sensors anywhere, and they will automatically communicate with the R2 camera to notify you of any temperature or humidity fluctuations. No Wi-Fi nearby? No problem! Like all of the other sensors, they work directly with the R2 and only need to be within BLE range to work.
The E1 comes with a 3-year battery life and is perfect for monitoring temperature-sensitive areas. For example, if you are a lab that needs to maintain an environment of 70°F with 15% humidity, an alert can be set-up to notify you if the temperature or humidity changes along with a synchronized video clip of what caused that change!
Previously, if you wanted to use all of these hardware sensors, multiple systems and software applications were required to manage them. Now with Rhombus, you can consolidate your separate systems and truly manage it all from one centralized console.
With the updated Rhombus Console and Mobile App, you will now find these sensors in interface. You will quickly notice that the actions between the different sensors are seamlessly tied together with your video security system.
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