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Sentir SX

Sentir SX
Sentir S

Reducing the risk of manhole incidents

The Problem

Degraded power lines are a major cause of exploding manholes and stray voltage. In New York City alone hundreds of manholes explode each year. In addition, stray voltage electrifies manhole covers and other street furniture – traffic signals, bus shelters, mail boxes – that can cause injury and death.

Other problems include sewer overflow, discharge or unexpected release. Security related issues include theft, tampering and terrorism linked to manhole and other subsurface structures.

The Solution

Sentir SX, our Manhole Monitoring System mitigates the risks from stray/contact voltage and exploding covers as well as securing manholes, boxes, chambers, vaults, cabinets, kiosks and bunkers from intrusion, theft and vandalism. In addition to security, the built-in SensorCore® platform can enable flood warning and other safety, environmental and quality monitoring.

Sentir SX utilizes a range of commercially available, off-the-shelf sensors to detect and prevent manhole related incidents. Signals are transmitted securely from the embedded device to a dashboard on a phone, laptop or other platform. Over-the-Air updates ensure the firmware is current as well as enabling customization of the devices. False alarms are minimized by incorporating multiple sensors and technology-based sequential verification that removes or reduces human operator fallibility in interpreting a potential alarm.

Sentir in action


  • Detects gas, flooding, stray voltage, arcing, salinity, temperature, humidity
  • Power harvesting, battery, solar or mains for total flexibility and reliability
  • Communication by radio, cellular, PSTN, fiber optic or satellite
  • Infra red and visual cameras
  • Active Site Monitor module enables external monitoring of suspect structures
  • Installs quickly and simply, above or below ground
  • Cloud based monitoring and reporting platform with powerful analytics


  • Prevents manhole events such as contact voltage, explosions, surcharge
  • Reduces inspection costs and optimizes operations
  • Ruggedized to operate in harsh environments
  • Adaptable to multiple shapes, sizes and materials of chambers, covers and doors
  • 24 x 7 monitoring service available

For more technical details on Sentir SX please complete the form below and a member of our team will contact you. Or call us now to find out more.

Jim Darroch
Jonathan Taylor
VP Customer Delivery


Jonathan is an engineer and project executive with a combined 15 years of experience in utility, manufacturing, deploying, and implementing solutions utility and heavy industrial sectors. He was previously with Osmose Utility Services and Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, after starting his career within Aerospace and Pulp and Paper. Jonathan holds an Executive Leadership Certification and a BSME from the Georgia Tech, as well as an active Project Management Professional license from PMI.
Jim Darroch
Jens Sterum
VP Business Development



Jens has over three decades of experience in international business development, specializing in complex technology sales.  Spanning FMCG, logistics, security and utilities, his experience traverses EMEA, Asia-Pacific, and the Americas.  Prior to joining CNIguard in the USA, he served as MD for a specialized company in industrial automation, having secured and managed a highly successful telemetry framework for the largest water utility in the UK . Jens has a BS in International Economics from Duke University and MS in Management and Organizational Development from University of Aalborg, Denmark.
Jim Darroch
Jim Darroch
VP Software & Engineering


Jim is a software development executive with 30 years’ experience in designing software and data solutions for Data/Telecoms, Industrial and IoT markets – with an emphasis on reliability, high availability, safety, and security. He has experience in building and leading software teams on a global scale for multiple large corporations (notably HP, Emerson and Honeywell) as well as several small/start-ups; establishing teams to quickly deliver innovative Software solutions.  Jim holds a B.Sc. with First Class Honours in Computer Science from Strathclyde University.
Stephen Rose
Stephen Rose
Chief Financial Officer


30 years qualified accountant with industry based board level experience in the UK, Europe and China. Stephen is a commercially focused accountant having been group financial director for Eaglemoss Publications, an international publishing group for over 20 years. Other roles include management accountant for Porcelanosa and a consultancy role for fashion group, Jumper Retail.
Chris Quire
Chris Quire
Chief Executive Officer


Chris is an engineer and technology executive with over 30 years of global experience in designing, manufacturing, deploying, and supporting wireless solutions in the utility and consumer electronics sectors. He was previously with Landis+Gyr and Comverge, after starting his career with Panasonic. Chris holds a MBA from Georgia State and a BEE from the Georgia Tech, as well as two patents.
Dr. Edward Klinger
Dr. Edward Klinger
Founder & Chief Strategy Officer


Edward is an engineer with 35 years experience in creating, building and running global technology companies. He is founder of CNIguard which manufactures ruggedized sensoring systems for critical infrastructure including water, electricity, transport, oil & gas, and defense sectors. Previously he was with PwC, Perot Systems, and Pratt & Whitney, and an Adjunct Professor at McGill University. Edward holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from McGill and an MBA from Wharton.

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