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Construction sites- Here’s why Remote Monitoring Systems are a worthy investment

Social News 04,May, 2021


We live in a world where everything is made to alter the way we function, think, and feel. One might even call it a gateway for concentrated efficiency. As we welcome the Fourth Industrial Revolution, one can only wonder what this means for the striving sectors of the world. Industrial Revolution 4.0 in simple terms is the digital transformation and a blurring of technologies to feature newer characteristics of automation, IoT (Internet of Things), an intrinsic personalization of products, and smart production. Technical terms aside, this new revolution has given birth to an astounding advancement for the construction sectors around the world. Leading firms worldwide have embraced smart building and technology within their projects, to witness higher levels of efficiency than ever. 



The sector's newest technological advancement is the brand new AI system is known as Remote Machine Monitoring. 



Remote Machine Monitoring (RMM) was designed to reduce unnecessary expenses, downtime, and losses within an organization. These are, in essence, a diverse selection of technologies that keep the project running in cases where there is a shortage of manpower and or/ manpower that is not available physically to monitor the site. Ayehu reports that every downtime an organization faces results in a loss of nearly $84,000. This is huge. A loss of revenue at this margin cannot be overlooked, and for this reason, it is necessary to ensure all bases are covered in terms of productivity and efficiency. RMM has been in the practice for just over a few years, but due to a general lack of awareness, many have been slow to adopt these practices. 



Major benefits of installing Remote Monitoring Systems: 


1. Reduced Downtime:

As outlined above, downtime is a waste of resources and energy. Moreover, it is a direct originator of losses within an organization. By implementing Remote Machine Monitoring limits disruptions by enabling workers to check in on a project when they are physically unable to do so. Considering current circumstances and COVID-19 restrictions, this a great practice to follow. 



2. Increased Efficiency:

With the help of Remote Monitoring, organizations can now reallocate their skilled personnel to other aspects of the project which requires a workforce. Reduced downtime kills two birds with one stone. By enhancing internal productivity and IT operations also reduces the rate of human error. Therefore, increased efficiency can be achieved by running tasks at a faster rate. 



3. Improved System Security:

A breach of security can be detrimental to progress and the reputation of a project. It is imperative to keep stakeholder's best interest while executing a project, and for this instance, cyber-security must remain a priority at the top. Remote monitoring ensures this by binding with IT systems and allowing constant surveillance of cyber threats.Cloud security provides special alarms and software alerts, keeping the organization prepared.



4. Performance Tracking:

Remote monitoring systems generate data in volumes including powerful insights on performance on specified periods. These insights help tweak existing organizational objectives and project motives. Decision-making is also improved to aid in the overall production process. 



5. Maintenance:

Careful predictions and planning are all aspects of a strongly driven project. Installing Remote monitoring helps keep a record of any faulty mechanisms of present technology while at the same time, providing insight on future possibilities of failure within the technology. Downtime is also a consequence of equipment, and identifying the possibilities of its occurrence before will help avoid it altogether. Remote monitoring has this edge over conventional monitoring systems and merely adequate IT systems. 


All things considered, Remote Monitoring does come with hidden costs involved in upgradation. But overall, these systems are a form of insurance for organizations that wish to eliminate their losses and aim for their revenue rates to sky-rocket.