Remote Monitoring System - RTMS STRAQ

Remote Monitoring

Monitor the condition of your equipment or factory using wireless sensors without the need for costly wiring.

RTMS have developed a remote monitoring system based upon its wireless sensor technology. Through the simple wireless gateways and various sensors data can be gathered and stored for historical reporting and triggering alerts if the data goes out of user defined tolerances.

Simple to use screens have been designed to allow retrieval of data and to be displayed in a clear graphical format or exported to a PDF or CSV report.

There is a legal requirement to record temperatures of fridges and freezer on a daily basis to ensure temperatures are maintained and food within is maintained in a safe environment for the consumer. This is a time-consuming process if it has to be carried out manually. RTMS’s Remote Monitoring System automates this process and stores actual data every minute of every day meaning it can’t get forgotten and data is simply retrieved should an inspection take place.

The sensors can be retrofitted to any piece of equipment meaning all your equipment can be monitored whatever the age or manufacturer.

Because the temperatures of your equipment are being monitored 24/7 if gives the ability to identify if defrost cycles are set to take place too often and can also highlight how long they are taking. Old equipment that is struggling to reach the desired temperatures can also be identified from the data. This gives you the ability to make decisions regarding equipment replacement and also give the opportunity to adjust setting so to make power savings and therefore saving you money.

Power monitoring can be carried out at individual equipment level or further down the line on each of the three phases into the building or across all three phases together giving a simple total power consumption as a single point of monitoring.

Water pressure and flow monitoring can be carried out using the RTMS pressure / flow sensor which consists of 2 flow sensors and 4 pressure sensors that require plumbing inline. These are typically used to monitor the flow of water and the pressure before and after a filter system, this identifies if the filter is working correctly and when the filter requires replacing. This saves time and money over the normal timed replacement regardless of usage.

Our Range of Sensors

Temperature Sensing

RTMS offer two types of temperature sensors; the first is an ambient style sensor that will record the temperature wherever it is located, which could be on a wall for room temperature or in a piece of equipment such as a fridge, freezer or hot cabinet.

The second is a probe style sensor which allows the sensor to be mounted in a more friendly environment while the wired probe is installed in another location, this may be needed if the temperature is too hot for the sensor, such as in an oven or for monitoring smaller spaces where the sensor may not fit or, to monitor copper pipe temperature and record ‘water at tap’ temperatures.

Power Sensing

The power sensor simply clips around a power cable and can either monitor the power of a specific piece of equipment or be positioned at the main power feed into a location to monitor the single, or three phase power as a whole.

The data gathered from these power sensors can be viewed in fine detail which allows you to identify and monitor each piece of electrical equipment being used.

As your data builds over time, you will be able to see trends developing, showing you where power and money are being wasted.

Flow and Pressure Sensing

The flow and pressure sensor consists of a single transmission unit, containing 2 flow and 4 pressure sensors. The flow and pressure sensors are hardwired to the transmission unit which in turn wirelessly transmits the data to the gateway.

The flow sensor can alert you to wasted water or unexpected leaks or usage, thus reducing costs and potential downtime.


The communications gateway requires mains power and a network connection. The network connection can be either a wired connection onto your LAN, a Wi-Fi connection or via a built in 4G Modem and data SIM card.

The gateway will collect the data from the various sensors installed and securely transmit it up to the cloud and the RTMS portal hosted securely with Amazon Web Services.

STRAQ Portal

The STRAQ Portal is the reporting platform which allows you to effortlessly navigate through and view your data for a single piece of equipment or compare trends for similar pieces of equipment.

Where multiple locations are being monitored a summary screen can be used to identify locations with problematic equipment before drilling down to see the detail. Historical data for several months or years can be viewed with the click of a button and either printed or saved to a PDF document for archive or to a CSV file for further manipulation.

Summary Dashboard Screen

stratq dashboard

The summary dashboard screen gives full visibility of all your locations and gives a summary view of the equipment being monitored.

It shows how many pieces of equipment are currently in an OK status and how many are currently running above or below the pre configured thresholds.

A simple pie chart shows how many alerts there have been in the last 5 days.

Group Dashboard Screen


The group dashboard screen gives more detailed visibilty of all your monitored locations and gives a detailed view of your equipment being monitored.

It shows the equipment in each location and shows the current value of each sensor and the high and low values for the day.

The screen gives the facility to select a piece of equipment and assign it to one of the 3 charts on the right, this allows comparison of up to three pieces of equipment.

Powerful filtering allows equipment to be selected based on sensor type or status allowing only temperature sensors that are above the set threshold to be shown for example.

Site Dashboard Screen

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The site dashboard screen gives full visibility of all your monitored equipment within a single location.

It shows all the equipment in the location and shows the current value of each sensor and the high and low values for the day.

The geographical location is shown on the map and the summary of alerts for the current and last week and the current and last month.

Selecting a piece of equipment shows the chart at the bottom of the screen and a summary of the last 5 days to the right of this chart.

Reporting Screen - Chart


The reporting screen allows the user to select equipment to be reported on, there is a powerful filter facility allowing selection of single locations, groups of location and also by monitoring type (Temperature, Pressure, Flow, Power)

Clicking on a piece of equipment shows the chart view and allows data to be displayed either as minute by minute, summarised by hour or by day.

Exports can be made to PDF or CSV files for either the current value of selected sensors, or the chart view.

Clicking the compare charts button allows multiple traces to be viewed on the same chart.

Reporting Screen - Data​

temperature summary report

The reporting screen allows the user to select equipment to be reported on, there is a powerful filter facility allowing selection of single locations, groups of location and also by monitoring type (Temperature, Pressure, Flow, Power)

Clicking on the report to screen button displays the data in a value report format.

Data can be shown by minute, summarised by hour or day, on the day view the user is able to select set times during the day, so the report can show average, high, low and set times during the day for compliance reporting.