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Automated Vibration Monitoring

Automated vibration monitoring provides a reliable and cost-effective way to control for excessive vibrations, protecting project owners, construction companies, and nearby properties. Datasheet

Automated Vibration Monitor

Vibration monitoring helps prevent property damage, project delays, and litigation.

Vibration Event Report

Automated vibration monitors offload data at scheduled intervals, generate reports and alerts, and provide secure web access to compliance records.

Congested Construction Site

Automation provides safe, unattended monitoring in high-risk areas such as congested construction sites.

Advantages of Automated Vibration Monitoring

Why Automate Cost Effective

Automated Vibration Monitors are reliable, convenient, and cost-effective for longer-term projects. They reduce the need for site visits and eliminate almost all data handling.

Continuous Monitoring Continuous Monitoring

AVMs monitor continuously and send recorded data to GeoCloud web servers at regular intervals. There is no need to start and stop monitoring and no need to retrieve data files with a PC.

Minimal Maintenance Minimal Maintenance

AVMs are protected by rugged, weatherproof enclosures. Solar panels keep batteries charged, and automated management of memory ensures uninterrupted monitoring.

Timely Alerts Timely Alerts

If a vibration limit is exceeded, the AVM transmits data immediately so alerts can be sent to smart phones and PCS. Strobe lights and warning horns are available for critical applications.

Automated Reports Automated Reports

Compliance reports are generated at specified intervals and can be distributed by email. This saves time, eliminates complicated workflows, and frees staff for less repetitive work.

Dedicated Website Dedicated Website

Data and compliance reports are stored safely on a secure website. The website also shows the alert status and most recent readings of all the sensors on site, including vibration monitors.

Automated Vibration Monitors - Different models to match different projects

PVM Portable AVM

PVM - Portable & Protected


The PVM is an automated vibration monitor supplied in a strong waterproof case. Portable and easy to deploy, the PVM can be left unattended on site for several days.

Power: Battery.

Dimensions & Weight: 20 x 15 x 7 in, 26 lb.

Monitoring time: Approximately three days on a fully charged battery, depending on cell signal strength.

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Solar-Powered Vibration Monitor

SVM - Solar Powered, Easy to Relocate


The SVM is an automated vibration monitor supplied with a weatherproof enclosure, a solar panel, and a folding frame. The folding frame makes the monitor easy to relocate.

Power: Solar panel.

Dimensions & Weight: 30 x 18 x 11 in, 60 lb.

Monitoring Time: The battery and solar panel can provide weeks of operation, depending on the environment.

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RVM with geophone

RVM - Rugged & Solar-Powered


The RVM is an automated vibration monitor protected by a heavy steel enclosure. It can be deployed in public areas with the geophone beneath the box.

Power: Shatterproof solar panel and large batteries.

Dimensions & Weight: 31 x 21 x 18 in, 250 lb.

Monitoring Time: The solar panel provides weeks or months of operation, depending on availability of sunlight.

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AVM with geophone

AVM - Fixed Location, AC or Solar


The AVM is an automated vibration monitor supplied in a lockable, weatherproof enclosure that is mounted on a wall or pole.

Power: AC or an exterior solar panel.

Dimensions & Weight: 18 x 16 x 6 in, 32 lb.

Monitoring Time: Unlimited when connected to AC power. Weeks on solar, depending on availabilty of sunlight.

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Options to Consider

Vertical Geophone

Type of Geophone 

  • ISEE is the standard in the US, but some specifications ask for DIN.
  • Horizontal geophones ( standard) are suitable for horizontal surfaces or for shallow burial.
  • Vertical geophones are mounted on walls or other vertical surfaces.
  • Borehole geophones are for deeper subsurface installation, such as monitoring underground utility vaults.
Sound Level Sensor


Microphones are optional extra-charge items and may not be required for your application.

  • Linear Air-Overpressure microphones are suitable for blasting operations.
  • Sound Level Sensors are designed for sounds that humans can hear, such as construction noise.

Instantel Micromate

The Micromate is Instantel's best selling vibration monitor/seismograph. Compact and portable, it features a high-resolution touch screen display, a keypad, and context sensitive icons for easy operation.

The Micromate is a good choice if your project doesn't require automation.

Learn more about the Micromate