Diocese of Trenton
Building peace of mind through commercial IoT technology
Real-time monitoring means real world well-being
Monetary setbacks and property loss caused by faulty equipment and water damage are some of the most aggravating yet preventable ways a business or organization spends its hard-earned resources. Risks relating to aging wiring and leaky cooling systems are ever-present in both new and older buildings. Even though these risks are recognizable and predictable, many still see them as ones to react to as opposed to prepare against.
Based in New Jersey, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Trenton is a religious administration organization, meaning they are responsible for (among other things) supporting the risk management needs of its member parishes, each of which maintain different buildings used for worship, education, dining, and housing. Managing the costs associated with heating and cooling equipment issues was proving to be costly; the Diocese was experiencing an average of almost half a million dollars in insurance claims from these types of issues each year, with deductibles of up to $2,000 per claim. This was a massive cost, a huge chunk of which was easily preventable.
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© GettyLoss prevention is our biggest concern. The frozen and broken pipes this past winter cost us almost $800,000, nearly double our past 10-year average. Now with the sensor technology, we can often anticipate an issue and get it repaired before it causes costly damage.
HSB Alert Prevented $50,000 in Claims
Each sensor sends data dozens of times a day. If a monitored area or pipe is not maintaining an appropriate reading such as relative temperature, an alert will be sent out to ensure the issue is addressed. The system is already working wonders for the Diocese, as a parish was able to save thousands of dollars’ worth of groceries when the sensor noticed a walk-in fridge was recording high temperatures. A water leak in a classroom was also detected before any real damage occurred, possibly saving upwards of $50,000 in insurance claims. Without a connected network of sensors, both of these instances might have resulted in significant property and equipment damage, plus financial loss for the Diocese and its parishes.
Source: Trenton Monitor.com “Monitoring tech can warn facility managers before equipment breakdown”