Cloud-Based Monitoring System

SBS WatchDogg

From anywhere in the world, the WatchDogg allows you to analyze your past and predict your future.

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The Story

The need for remote monitoring started with the concern of water mixing with hot oil. This mixture can lead to fires in a heat treat quench tank and ultimately burn a facility to the ground. There are ways to locally monitor the relative humidity of water in oil, but a strobe and horn can be missed if you are not in the vicinity. We thought, “wouldn’t it be nice if you could get a text instead?” In our search for what exists, none of the available options seemed suitable for starting IIoT (the Industrial Internet of Things) in the heat treat industry. We needed to develop our own system. Along the way, we found that moisture is not the only sensor our customers would want to use. Our new goal was to make a cloud-based monitoring system that monitors many sensors, logs data from those sensors, and alarms to our customer’s phones. Coinciding with the SBS way, we needed a system that is dependable, affordable, and easy to use. We believe we have met our criteria and are proud of the results. We call it the WatchDogg.

Remotely Monitor

  • Monitor up to (12) Sensors
  • 4-20mA, NO/NC, or Thermistors
  • Onboard 24VDC Power Supply
  • NEMA 12 Enclosure

The WatchDogg cloud-based monitoring system can help improve the performance of your processes by remotely monitoring a variety of sensors, such as: pressure, temperature, vibration, flow, relative humidity, and more. The only requirement is that your sensor transmits a 4-20mA signal loop, is Normally Open or Normally Closed, or a thermistor. The standard enclosure comes equipped with a power supply to accommodate (12) twelve 24V sensors. The signals are then transmitted from the WatchDogg to a cloud server.


  • Connect by Ethernet or Cellular
  • Customize Sensor Conditions and Alarms
  • Unlimited Number of Users
  • Limitless Data-logging for each Sensor
  • Export Data via PDF or CSV

The WatchDogg is a cloud-based monitor that requires either an Ethernet connection or can be used on a cellular network. Once the physical connections have been set and powered, the rest of the setup is completed on a web browser. Online, you are able to customize sensor conditions and alarms, set up an unlimited number of users to be alarmed or view sensor conditions, and view the past performance of each sensor on graphs and data sets that can be exported in PDF or CSV formats.