Unveiling the Why Behind LENS™ Wireless Gas Detection

Unveiling the Why Behind LENS™ Wireless Gas Detection

Industrial Scientific | Tuesday, December 20, 2016

How many times in a work day do you find yourself trying to do your job without all of the necessary information? How often does that lack of information put your safety at risk? When it comes to working with traditional gas detectors, you are often left to guess what to do when an instrument starts beeping and flashing. Should you run toward an unidentified alarm to help a peer, or should you evacuate the area and call for help?

These are the questions that drove us to create LENS® Wireless. LENS Wireless is the first gas detection solution that allows personal monitors and area monitors to share gas readings and alarms with one another. We first introduced LENS with the Radius BZ1 Area Monitor back in September. Now Ventis Pro Series personal monitors are also LENS-enabled allowing them to share readings with one another and with Radius BZ1 units.

You don’t need a bunch of extra equipment or help from your IT team to get LENS up and running. We wanted it to be rapidly deployable so workers could focus on their jobs rather than elaborate wireless configurations. Now when a gas hazard, man-down, or panic situation causes an instrument to alarm, all peers in the connected group will instantly be notified of the hazard and the person in danger. When seconds matter, you can rely on help from workers nearby, rather than a control room or call center hundreds of miles away. This peer-to-peer connectivity is just one of our many connected safety solutions.

If wireless gas detection seems like an unfamiliar or overwhelming concept, have no fear. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be posting helpful hints and FAQs on The Monitor blog to help you envision how LENS can bring your gas detection program to the next level. Gone are the days when wireless gas detection was reserved for organizations with the largest safety budget, the most innovative cultures, and the most sophisticated IT systems—with LENS wireless, you get high-value functionality without the hassle.

Ready to learn more about LENS Wireless? Explore the LENS technology page.