Sierra Monitor’s Sentry InSite is an intuitive web-based monitoring appliance that provides safety managers and engineers with the ability to locally and remotely access their facility’s fire and gas safety system online.
Via connection to an Ethernet-based communications network, InSite provides full monitoring of a Sentry system controller and all connected modules through a series of web pages. These well-defined auto-generated web pages highlight status, alarm, and other relevant information necessary to maintain the safety of a facility and its occupants. InSite can be viewed on PCs, tablets, and smartphones connected to the local Ethernet network.
The Sentry InSite appliance is bundled in with the purchase of a new Sentry IT Controller. If you are a preexisting customer with a Classic Sentry or Sentry IT Controller, InSite can be purchased separately.
Your Facility's Web-Based Monitoring Solution
Sentry InSite provides two views for facility monitoring: the Quick View and System View.
The Quick View provides all of the facility’s connected modules’ statuses in one comprehensive page. If a module’s status changes from Safe, that module will also be listed in the Current Status List. The Current Status List shows all modules that have a status change of one of the following: Trouble, Warning, and Alarm. All module statuses are color coded to reflect the lights seen on the Sentry IT Controller. Facility safety managers can regularly monitor the Quick View to check the statuses of all connected modules within the facility.
The System View provides an in-depth view into all the connected modules. The System View pushes all listed devices with a status change to the top of the list for convenient notification. Module statuses are color coded, similar to the Quick View.
Within System View, users can click on a specific module to bring up the module’s details. Module Details provides a wide assortment of data that help users to better understand and work with their modules. Users can edit a module’s name tag to whatever they see fit, identify the warning and alarm setpoint levels, and see when maintenance or calibration is due. With the ability to drill down into each module to retrieve vital information, the System View is a powerful module management tool that facility safety managers have at their disposal.
Accessing Sentry InSite Through FieldPoP
Users can enjoy the benefits of the cloud connectivity through FieldPoP™. Sentry InSite is FieldPoP-enabled, meaning Sentry InSite can be registered to FieldPoP, Sierra Monitor’s device cloud for the IIoT.
The FieldPoP web interface lets users remotely access, in a secure fashion, the Sentry InSite web pages that are available locally.
Protocol Gateway Functionality
In addition to being a facility monitoring solution, Sentry InSite can also function as a protocol gateway using our FieldServer technology. This enables the Sentry or Sentry IT Controller to integrate with the facility's SCADA or management system over an Ethernet network, using Modbus TCP/IP or Ethernet/IP protocols or with the facility management systems over BACnet/IP.