The disadvantage of this type of security or monitoring is twofold: 1) Soldiers must perform monotonous monitoring, often for long shifts, risking human error, and 2) Monitoring devices operate separately, with no correlated oversight. To eliminate both problems, military bases can implement a smart solution: end-to-end remote asset monitoring using IIoT.
Military Bases Monitoring Needs
An IIoT setup facilitates streamlined, 24/7 anti-infiltration security as well as asset monitoring. Take this example: A military base perimeter fence needs to be guarded against intruders. The manned solution is that a soldier stands guard, and the unmanned solution is for a camera to trigger an alarm for unusual motion detection. The IIoT solution both removes the need for the soldier guard and enables the camera and alarm sensors to be monitored through one central gateway along with all of the bases’ other assets.
Unifying Asset Monitoring
A robust IIoT gateway serves as a unifier of multiple monitoring tasks performed by cameras, sensors, gateways, and trackers, and is able to transmit this information to monitoring tools, such as a dashboard, for viewing all at once. This process is performed via end-to-end wireless monitoring, over cellular or fiber networks, public or private, be they 4G, 5G, PLTE, 450MHz (450 LTE) CBRS, LPWA (low power wide area), or other network options for intelligent monitoring.
For example, remote monitoring can be implemented for the following:
- A/C and Heat Units
- Smoke/Fire Alarm
- Flooding Alerts
- OCR for License Plate or Other Scanning
Edge Computing with AI
Edge Computing allows for local data processing, meaning there is a reduced need for data to be sent to a control center. The benefits of edge computing include ultra-low latency, quick action on detected anomalies, and lower mobile data costs. Moreover, IIoT with edge computing allows for AI near the location of the asset, facilitating faster smart-alert notifications.
Another benefit of remote monitoring is that its data can be leveraged for reporting capabilities, enabling decision making by management. To access such data, the IIoT gateway can convert raw sensor data into meaningful insights that are viewable instantly, enabling predictability, risk assessment and cost-benefit analysis.