As companies rely more on technology, they often have equipment placed within facilities that is worth millions of dollars. Because of the large investments made in various equipment, it is crucial to have systems in place that can protect employees and equipment from a variety of factors. To accomplish this, many research labs, manufacturing plants, water treatment facilities, and other companies install transmitter detectors. Not only can these systems detect potentially serious gas and chemical leaks, but they can also assist facilities with pest control and other problems. But before investing in transmitter sensors, it is crucial to understand their features and functions.

Centralized Monitoring

In the past, many facilities relied on having large numbers of detectors positioned near equipment, in confined spaces and storage areas, and in other areas where gas leaks or other issues were prevalent. However, as numerous technological advances have been made with transmitter detection systems, many companies now choose to use centralized monitoring. With this system, a facility will only need one detector that can be placed in a central area. Once there, these detectors will have multiple capabilities, making them a valuable source of data for engineers and technicians. By being able to transmit real-time data to on-site personnel as well as to monitoring center personnel miles away, data can be quickly analyzed, enabling equipment repairs to be made to prevent breakdowns or leaks from occurring.

Confined Space Monitoring

In virtually any type of industrial or research facility, confined spaces are found in many areas. Often containing multiple types of equipment, chemicals, and supplies, these areas have in the past been very difficult to monitor. Whether it is pest management, monitoring for gas leaks, or other issues, trying to monitor these areas has proven to be problematic for many facilities. However, as portable transmitter gas detectors have been developed, many problems associated with monitoring confined spaces have been solved. Compact like a cell phone, these detectors clip onto belts, allowing for easy monitoring while technicians complete their tasks. In addition, the detectors are much less expensive than standard transmitter gas sensors, making them much more affordable for companies with small safety budgets.


As the electronics found in advanced transmitter bug detectors becomes more and more complex, one of the best features has been the elimination of needing these detectors to be manually calibrated by on-site personnel. Instead, the detectors contain electronics that can be linked to wireless networks, enabling engineers to calibrate them from monitoring centers. However, if the need arises, on-site personnel can also calibrate the detectors, thanks to their ability to link detectors with mobile devices such as smartphones or tablets. By being able to program the detectors in this manner, most can continually adjust to conditions within the work environment, resulting in real-time data that is always reliable and accurate.

To learn more about why your company should invest in these state-of-the-art transmitter detection systems, consult with an Applications Engineer at Global Detection Systems by calling 409-927-2980 or visiting

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