Do you know that the safety of our buildings is in danger?
Destructive earthquakes occur all over the world.
Unfortunately, we only remember the danger when terrible tragedies occur. The devastation of Japan in 2011, with the Tōhoku earthquake and tidal wave, and Albania in 2019, are among the most recent events, with so many victims and incalculable damage.
Earthquakes of great violence have also occurred in the rest of the world. As in New Caledonia, Italy, California, Peru, Ecuador, Congo, Malawi, Australia, China in Sichuan… There is no place on Earth that is completely safe.
Earthquakes occur everyday number in the thousands.
Incalculable amount of money spent on reconstruction.
We must no longer be unprepared but anticipate. The solution is zero cost for the Italian market with the 110% superbonus. What can we do?
The revolution today comes from high technology with the invention of the SHM-BOARD vibration detector. This system records in real-time every small movement affecting public and private buildings, monuments, bridges, tunnels, viaducts, towers, pylons…
Our consultant will show you all the functions of the SHM-BOARD.
For those who live abroad but own properties in Italy: 110% deduction of expenses for installing the SHM-BOARD system with the SUPERBONUS of the Relaunch Decree (paragraph 4 bis art. 119) for anti-seismic interventions on buildings.
THE SUPERBONUS 110% IS ALSO GRANTED IN ITALY FOR THIS TYPE OF WORK, PROVIDED THAT IT IS CARRIED OUT IN CONJUNCTION WITH WORK ELIGIBLE FOR DEDUCTION.
Why is it important to use SHM-BOARD?
The population feels not all earthquakes that occur, but the stability of buildings is equally compromised. One figure is truly horrifying! Most of the buildings where we live and work turn out to be built with techniques and materials that do not withstand even the lowest scale of earthquakes.
Other types of oscillations such as landslides, accidental overloading of the floors of the buildings themselves, or work inside or outside the building can also worsen the situation. Each stress can potentially diminish the strength of a structure. We are exposed daily to a significant risk of loss of life and economic loss.
Monitoring the health of buildings allows us to take preventive action by carrying out consolidation or upgrading.
– THE SHM-BOARD VIBRATION MONITORING SYSTEM PROTECTS OUR SAFETY AND PROPERTY. –
What is SHM-BOARD, and how does it work?
The vibrational monitoring system SHM-BOARD is the solution for assessing the stability of any building and preventing collapse and damage to property and persons.
We conceived and designed a high-performance monitoring device capable of analysing environmental data and understanding the natural oscillations of the structure.
The only one patented against false alarms.
The SHM-BOARD system demonstrates its quality and reliability not only in seismic analysis but also in intercepting and detecting vibrations of other kinds and detecting their origin, such as proximity to other buildings, excavations, traffic, rail passages, industrial machinery…
It collects data that constantly, over time evidences any change in the behaviour of the structure, compares stress levels at different times and notes the appearance of abnormal signals never observed before.
Information on any anomalies recorded by our system SHM-BOARD is transmitted in real time to the devices of security managers, property owners, and anyone interested in receiving alerts.
The information becomes decision support in both maintenance and emergency management. Each unit communicates with the cloud platform through an encrypted and secure channel.
The SHM-BOARD is a precision device capable of monitoring the stability of any building.
IT IS NOT A SIMPLE WIRELESS VIBRATION SENSOR OR VIBRATION SENSOR ALARM.
The operation of the vibration detector SHM-BOARD is based on:
- A low-power microcontroller (MCU) with numerous high-performance communication interfaces and a MEMS accelerator;
- An always operational “sentry” accelerator, which alerts us if the device detects acceleration above a certain threshold.
SHM-BOARD for cultural heritage protection
In our cities, there are not only residential districts and workplaces. Cultural assets and monuments are also part of the precious and fragile territory and should be protected with special care. Investing in security means protecting our history.
When a cultural asset is damaged, or worse, destroyed, the loss to the population is immense and, more often than not, irreversible. Recovery and restoration are slow and expensive processes. The whole community ends up paying the price for careless management.
The earthquake in L’Aquila in 2009, which aroused the interest of the whole world, is an example of what can happen when a city of art is hit. Even today, most of L’Aquila’s monuments are still construction sites.
– WHEN OUR CULTURAL HERITAGE IS ERODED, WE LOSE PART OF OUR IDENTITY. PROTECTING MONUMENTS MEANS PROTECTING OURSELVES. WITH SHM-BOARD, THIS IS POSSIBLE. –
Where to install SHM-BOARD
The vibration monitoring system SHM-BOARD can be installed wherever it is needed in:
- Public or private buildings;
- Hotels, B&Bs, accommodation of all kinds;
- Museums and galleries;
- Churches and monuments;
- Bridges and viaducts;
- Columns and pillars;
– KNOWING THE STRUCTURAL CHANGES A BUILDING UNDERGOES ALLOWS US TO ASSESS THE DEGREE OF RISK WITH THE DATA AT HAND. –
How to install SHM-BOARD
The vibration detector SHM-BOARD should be installed preferably at a height of more than 2.20 m and a distance of max. 1 m from an electrical outlet or junction box. It connects using different modes:
- Short-range (WI-FI, NB2, NB-IOT, W-MBUS at 169 MHZ, etc.);
- With mobile networks up to 5G;
- Georeferencing by GPS.
As soon as is connected to the local network, it starts working immediately. In the event of an emergency, the information collected can make all the difference.
– SHM-BOARD: PREVENTION AND CONTROL FOR US AND OUR PROPERTIES. –
Not only safety, but also responsiveness!
SHM-BOARD also means prompt action in the post-seismic event or vibration damage management with immediate evacuation warning..
Speeding up paperwork
– WE CAN SAVE TIME AND MONEY WITH THE SIMPLE INSTALLATION OF THE SHM-BOARD: IS AN INVESTMENT THAT PAYS FOR ITSELF! –
Functions and properties of the SHM-BOARD system
SHM-BOARD records any oscillation, evaluates any consequences, and eliminates false alarms.
Data history and analysis
The monitoring data acquired by each device allow the classification of the behavior of the structures under observation and the recording of all the anomalies and variations they undergo as a result of stress or seismic events.
Major shocks or seismic events are notified in real-time on smartphones, email, or SMS, indicating the magnitude of the acceleration experienced. Analysis data on peak accelerations and frequencies are immediately accessible on the platform.
The platform autonomously generates a report in PDF. It sends the user emails containing valuable information on the events detected, with graphic displays of the statistical analysis visible 24 hours a day.
– FOR SECURITY WE CAN DO A LOT WITH THE RIGHT TOOL. WHAT ARE WE WAITING FOR? THE TIME HAS COME TO CHOOSE SHM-BOARD. –
Who are we, and what do we do?
The SHM-BOARD project was born out of a real need to protect the safety of buildings and the people who live in them daily.
Patent holders SHM-BOARD:
Exclusive marketing for Italy:
Palmerini SCT s.r.l.
A spin-off from the Università degli Studi dell’Aquila, a university that experienced the consequences of the 2009 earthquake first-hand and a direct field trial at Europe’s largest construction site.
Innovative start-up providing installation and management services for artificial intelligence systems for monitoring building security.
Tecnopolo d’Abruzzo, the largest production hub in Central-Southern Italy, has promoted the creation of a latest-generation software with the synergy between entrepreneurship and universities. This software is aimed at monitoring, intercepting, and analyzing structural risks and any consequences on people and property.
WHAT IS SHM-BOARD, AND HOW DOES IT WORK?
SHM-BOARD is a vibration monitoring system capable of recording and evaluating all kinds of stresses to which a building is subjected. It detects damage, collects data, and sends alerts in case of anomalies in the soundness of the structure.
HOW DO I INSTALL SHM-BOARD?
The SHM-BOARD installs quickly and integrates into the local network. As soon as activated, it starts recording and analysing any stress affecting the building.
IS THE SHM-BOARD VIBRATION SENSOR ALSO USEFUL FOR AN EARTHQUAKE-PROOF BUILDING?
Yes, even an earthquake-resistant building can be damaged by an earthquake. It is always important to monitor the condition of a building, even if it is earthquake-proof or has been retrofitted. A vibration sensor is useful for all buildings.
WHERE DO YOU INSTALL SHM-BOARD?
It is possible to install the SHM-BOARD either in a building or on supporting structures such as pillars, columns, beams etc. However, it is preferably installed at a height of more than 2.20 m and a maximum distance of 1 m from an electrical outlet or junction box.
HOW TO CONNECT SHM-BOARD?
SHM-BOARD connects via WI-FI (for public or private buildings), via Ethernet network (e.g. for companies, offices) and via phone card (if in apartment buildings).
WHO IS SHM-BOARD FOR?
SHM-BOARD is aimed at all those who care about safety, starting with engineers, architects, building constructors, technicians, building managers, and safety officers.
WHY INSTALL THE SHM-BOARD VIBRATION SENSOR?
SHM-BOARD allows the evaluation of any stress suffered by a building and enables timely action to be taken in the event of anomalies. The vibration monitoring system is an essential ally in assessing the health of buildings.
WHERE IS SHM-BOARD PRODUCED, AND WHO MARKETS IT?
The SHM-BOARD seismic detector is produced in Tecnopolo D’Abruzzo. The commercialisation of the SHM-BOARD system is entrusted exclusively (for Italy) to COMITECH s.r.l. and Palmerini SCT s.r.l.