MaxMon's innovative idea is to use low-cost Android phones running our free MaxMon app as powerful but affordable Internet-enabled remote property monitoring devices.

Android smartphone (and charger)

Leave an Android phone running our free MaxMon app in your remote property and it will monitor power, location, sound and motion using its built-in sensors, and email or text you reports - for example alerting you to a power cut. You can even take remote photos! Don't worry if you're unfamiliar with Android: we provide step-by-step help and sell pre-configured phones.

Need more? MaxMon manufactures and sells an Android accessory called the Quatropus that plugs in between the phone and its charger and seamlessly adds a wide range of additional sensors (which monitor things) and actuators (which control things) to the MaxMon app's remote reporting, alerting and control capabilties.

MaxMon multi-port control unit

Sensors and/or actuators

MaxMon sells Quatropus bundles that include everything you need for your application (including cables), for a lower price than buying components. Decide what you want to monitor and control and add the corresponding sensors or actuators to your bundle. Add a pre-configured phone. Choose a Quatropus. Get a great price.

The MaxMon app scans the phone and Quatropus sensors and emails and/or texts you scheduled reports or immediate alerts, which you can view on any email- or text-capable device - without installing special software or subscribing to a paid online service. Check out a MaxMon alert.

Example data plots from email report


Use MaxMon actuators to switch mains- or battery-powered devices on or off at your remote property: on a daily schedule, automatically in response to sensor alerts or from the comfort of your armchair! A free MaxMon web application enables you to remotely configure and control the remote MaxMon app, from any location.

Learn more about what MaxMon can monitor (and control)