Remote monitoring device and process

  • US 7,822,387 B2
  • Filed: 08/31/2007
  • Issued: 10/26/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/10/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A wireless communications system which includes an integrated monitoring circuit, the wireless communication system comprising:

  • (a) a setup circuit for configuring and enabling a monitor mode for a wireless communications transmitter;

    (b) a detection routine executing on an Internet based server for detecting sensory data signals transmitted by said wireless communications transmitter and originating from a monitored area when said monitor mode is enabled;

    (c) a set of selectable monitor mode control options, which options include a user selectable threshold required for an alert to be triggered;

    wherein said monitor mode includes an option for controlling the detection circuit to enable said monitor mode only during a specified period, which begins at a first time and lasts for a first time duration;

    further wherein monitor mode control options permit a user to receive alerts over a low bandwidth text-based communications network;

    (d) an alert generator circuit for generating an alert when said sensory data exceeds said user selectable threshold and when said monitor mode is enabled.

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