The products for the Well Aware Ecosystem are simple in their use; so much so that you’ll barely notice them working, and should rarely have to deal with any of the systems directly. We’re looking to help automating some daily activities for residents of rural areas, and have been working on a suite of interconnected systems that have been designed to suit a variety of uses.
The Server: Our WAM-S1 acts as the brain of the operation; all of the client-style systems depend on this to make sense of the measurements taking place. During your setup appointment, our technician will gather the dimensions of each storage tank and configure the server to sit in your home and connect to your home network (WiFi or Ethernet is all it needs). Speaking wirelessly back and forth to any of the client units (WAM-C1, WAM-GS1, WAM-FT1, WAM-L1), the system will calculate level information for the various tanks and keep tabs for when a certain threshold is reached. When alarms are tripped, an email is sent out to the contact address on file that alerts you to whichever tank(s) require attention.
For Water: With the WAM-C1 (the water cistern monitor), we mount a sensor inside the lid of your cistern to have it measure the current water level remaining. Once the water level is below a certain point, we send you an automated email that your supply is running low and that it is time to fill up the tank once more. Then, as the tank is refilled, everything is reset and the readings continue.
For Grain: The WAM-GS1 is suited to measure feed in various types of containers, up to 10m tall. The sensor takes a reading from the top of the container down to the feed level, and sends the reading back to the main server unit (WAM-S1). When feed levels go below a certain point, an automated email is sent out to keep you informed. We understand that there may be concerns with mounting electronics in with agricultural supplies; please feel free to ask any and all questions you may have about this particular system prior to installation.
For Fuel: Installing the WAM-FT1 into your household fuel tank helps you keep an eye on fuel levels and consumption rates. This sensor unit works similarly to the other Well Aware systems in that an ultrasonic sensor is fitted into the lid of the tank and keeps tabs on current levels. Level readings are sent back to the WAM-S1 (server), where the data is processed and trigger notifications when ready. The WAM-FT1, however, is fitted with a rugged sensor that permits installation in chemically-harsh environments. Exposed materials are limited to aluminum, PVC, and fluorosilicone.
For Lagoons: Use of a WAM-L1 allows our clients to skip the unpleasant experience of visually inspecting levels of septic holding tanks. As this type of tank is pumped out sparingly, the WAM-L1 takes readings less frequently than its sibling units do before delivering the information back to the server. Contrary to how the other systems work, when WAM-L1 measurements move above a certain threshold, a notification is delivered that the time is approaching to have the tank pumped.
For Everything Else: We are always looking to expand the use of our systems to new, exciting fields – if you see a need for level measurement technologies that we haven’t covered yet, let us know! We will work with you to make sure that Well Aware covers all of the business’ needs.
Whenever the server processes readings and is connected to your home network, the data is sent off to your Well Aware account; a website that you can log into from anywhere in the world to see the current level and some historical data about your cistern. You may notice particularly high-usage days, or times when the water level slowly drops overnight as everyone is sleeping. Understanding where (and when) your water goes is important to conservation efforts and reducing the waste of our most precious resource. And, since our sensors are accurate to the millimetre, you have the power to see exactly how your household is operating.