EP2813062A1 - Device for monitoring a distribution point - Google Patents

Device for monitoring a distribution point

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EP2813062A1
EP2813062A1 EP13705127.2A EP13705127A EP2813062A1 EP 2813062 A1 EP2813062 A1 EP 2813062A1 EP 13705127 A EP13705127 A EP 13705127A EP 2813062 A1 EP2813062 A1 EP 2813062A1
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communication unit
sensor
control unit
device
programmed
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French (fr)
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Thomas WELLINGER
Markus Peter HUBER
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Reichle and De Massari AG
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Priority to CH00175/12A priority Critical patent/CH706102A1/en
Application filed by Reichle and De Massari AG filed Critical Reichle and De Massari AG
Priority to PCT/EP2013/052580 priority patent/WO2013117714A1/en
Publication of EP2813062A1 publication Critical patent/EP2813062A1/en
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    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04WWIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
    • H04W24/00Supervisory, monitoring or testing arrangements
    • H04W24/04Arrangements for maintaining operational condition
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04QSELECTING
    • H04Q9/00Arrangements in telecontrol or telemetry systems for selectively calling a substation from a main station, in which substation desired apparatus is selected for applying a control signal thereto or for obtaining measured values therefrom
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04WWIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
    • H04W4/00Services specially adapted for wireless communication networks; Facilities therefor
    • H04W4/12Messaging; Mailboxes; Announcements
    • H04W4/14Short messaging services, e.g. short message services [SMS] or unstructured supplementary service data [USSD]
    • GPHYSICS
    • G08SIGNALLING
    • G08BSIGNALLING OR CALLING SYSTEMS; ORDER TELEGRAPHS; ALARM SYSTEMS
    • G08B13/00Burglar, theft or intruder alarms
    • G08B13/02Mechanical actuation
    • G08B13/14Mechanical actuation by lifting or attempted removal of hand-portable articles
    • G08B13/1436Mechanical actuation by lifting or attempted removal of hand-portable articles with motion detection
    • GPHYSICS
    • G08SIGNALLING
    • G08BSIGNALLING OR CALLING SYSTEMS; ORDER TELEGRAPHS; ALARM SYSTEMS
    • G08B21/00Alarms responsive to a single specified undesired or abnormal operating condition and not elsewhere provided for
    • G08B21/18Status alarms
    • G08B21/20Status alarms responsive to moisture
    • GPHYSICS
    • G08SIGNALLING
    • G08BSIGNALLING OR CALLING SYSTEMS; ORDER TELEGRAPHS; ALARM SYSTEMS
    • G08B25/00Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems
    • G08B25/01Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems characterised by the transmission medium
    • G08B25/08Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems characterised by the transmission medium using communication transmission lines
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04QSELECTING
    • H04Q2209/00Arrangements in telecontrol or telemetry systems
    • H04Q2209/40Arrangements in telecontrol or telemetry systems using a wireless architecture
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04QSELECTING
    • H04Q2209/00Arrangements in telecontrol or telemetry systems
    • H04Q2209/80Arrangements in the sub-station, i.e. sensing device
    • H04Q2209/82Arrangements in the sub-station, i.e. sensing device where the sensing device takes the initiative of sending data
    • H04Q2209/823Arrangements in the sub-station, i.e. sensing device where the sensing device takes the initiative of sending data where the data is sent when the measured values exceed a threshold, e.g. sending an alarm
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04WWIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
    • H04W24/00Supervisory, monitoring or testing arrangements
    • H04W24/02Arrangements for optimising operational condition
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04WWIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
    • H04W4/00Services specially adapted for wireless communication networks; Facilities therefor
    • H04W4/90Services for handling of emergency or hazardous situations, e.g. earthquake and tsunami warning systems [ETWS]

Abstract

A device for monitoring a distribution point in telecommunications networks, in particular a cable sleeve (22) in a sleeve shaft having a shaft cover (21), has a control unit (2), a battery (4), a communications unit (3), and at least one sensor (11) which is designed as an acceleration, movement and/or orientation sensor. The communications unit (3) is capable of transmitting symbol sequences and receiving symbol sequences via a mobile telephone network. The control unit (2) and the communications unit (3) are programmed to be in a sleep mode in a normal state. The control unit (2) is also programmed to automatically cause the communications unit (3) to wake up if an event is detected by at least one sensor (11), wherein the communications unit (3) then proactively transmits an alarm message via the mobile telephone network. The device is additionally programmed such that the communications unit (3) is woken at predetermined times, transmits a status message and remains active for a predetermined time in order to receive a possible programming message transmitted via the mobile telephone network to the device.

Description

 Device for monitoring a distribution point

The invention relates to the field of distribution points of telecommunication lines, such as cable sleeves, distribution cabins, home delivery points, control panels and the like. In particular, it relates to a device for monitoring a

Distribution point with regard to undisturbed operation impracticable outer

Conditions.

It is known at branch points of optical fibers and copper cables in

Telecommunications networks to use so-called cable sleeves. In such a cable sleeve, a plurality of optical fiber cables and / or copper cables

merged. Cable sleeves of this type are often in shafts under the

Earth surface placed. In such shafts, however, changing environmental conditions are not easily noticed by the operator. In particular, too high

Humidity or water penetration can cause long-term damage to the connections in the cable gland and cause network outages. Furthermore, cable sleeves are also placed above ground, for example in road distribution boxes, where in particular vandalism and / or theft can lead to damage to the cable sleeve and thus to power failures. Likewise, cable ducts placed in ducts can also be affected by vandalism and / or theft. In order to ensure undisturbed operation, therefore, cable sleeves must be regularly checked, which causes considerable costs.

It is already known from the prior art to monitor cable sleeves by measuring the optical attenuation by optical interference filters or by mechanical sensors. However, this type of remote monitoring delegates the monitoring to the network operator, who is not always the same as the party providing the infrastructure. In addition, with this monitoring a damage only

even if the fiber optic connections are already damaged, which is often too late. It is therefore an object of the invention to provide an apparatus for monitoring a telecommunication network distribution point which overcomes disadvantages of the prior art approaches and which in particular can reliably and early detect when the conditions change so that damage to the fiber optic or other communication line connections or generally at the distribution point must be feared.

It is a first device according to the invention for monitoring a distribution point - in particular a cable sleeve in a socket shaft with a manhole cover - proposed. The device has a control unit, a battery as

Power supply unit (or a battery compartment or another battery connection for a battery present in the device) and a communication unit and at least one sensor, which as acceleration, movement and / or

Orientation sensor is formed, on, wherein the at least one sensor with the control unit is in a compound and controlled by these, readable and can be supplied with electrical energy. Such sensors are known per se and widely used for example in "smartphones." In a device according to the invention, they can be used to detect shocks or the like, and they can also trigger an alarm in the event of theft or vandalism.

The first device according to the invention is set up, self-sufficient and without

Energy recovery means to be operated, i. she does not need one

Power supply via solar cells or the like still hangs on one

Power grid. The control unit and the communication unit are programmed to be in a normal state in a sleep mode, wherein the control unit is further programmed to automatically cause a waking up of the communication unit in an event detected by the at least one sensor. The

 The communication unit is also capable of transmitting symbol sequences, for example voice messages via "SMS" or comparable telecommunication services, via a mobile telephone network and receiving symbol sequences Mobile telephony network proactively one

Send alarm message. Furthermore, the device is programmed so that the communication unit is woken up at predetermined times, a status message and remains active for a predetermined period of time in order to receive a programming message possibly transmitted to the device via the mobile telephony network, and the communication unit and / or the control unit is / are adapted to be reprogrammed by such a programming message. Preferably, the first device according to the invention comprises a clock, which is provided in particular to the control unit and / or the

Communication unit to provide at least a time information.

Furthermore, a second device according to the invention for monitoring a

Distribution point - in particular a cable sleeve in a socket shaft with a

Manhole cover - provided. The device comprises a control unit, a battery as a power supply unit (or a battery compartment or another battery terminal for a battery present in the device), a clock and a communication unit and at least one sensor for measuring humidity and / or detecting a water infiltration, wherein the at least one sensor is in communication with the control unit and can be controlled, read out and supplied with electrical energy by the control unit. In particular, a first sensor for measuring moisture and a second sensor for detecting a

There must be water ingress, both of which are each connected to the control unit.

The second device according to the invention is set up, self-sufficient and without

Energy recovery means to be operated, i. she does not need one

Power supply via solar cells or the like still hangs on one

Power grid. The control unit and the communication unit are programmed to be in a normal state in a sleep mode, wherein the control unit is further programmed to automatically cause a waking up of the communication unit in an event detected by the sensor or one of the sensors. The

 The communication unit is also capable of transmitting symbol sequences, for example voice messages via "SMS" or comparable telecommunication services, via a mobile telephone network and receiving symbol sequences.The communication unit is also programmed, in the event of an alarm, ie not measured by the sensor or at least one of the sensors corresponding event - about that

Mobile phone network proactively send an alarm message. Furthermore, the device is programmed so that the communication unit at predetermined times is woken up, emits a status message and remains active for a predetermined period of time to receive a programming message possibly transmitted to the device via the mobile telephony network, and the communication unit and / or the control unit is / are set up by such

Programming message to be reprogrammed.

In this case, the above-mentioned units of the first and the second

Functionally to understand device according to the invention; You do not have to

necessarily be formed physically separately / separable. Rather, the units can also be fully or partially integrated with each other - for example, in a common integrated circuit (for example, a single "chip") -, and their

Functions can be perceived by the same physical entities or groups of entities.

For example, the clock of the first and the second invention

Device may be formed as a timer (clock) of an integrated circuit on which the control unit and / or the communication unit is / are implemented.

The period between two status messages can be relatively large. For example, the sequence "wake-up of the communication unit - status message - ready to receive" can take place periodically with a period of between one day and two months, in particular between 1 and 3 weeks.

in general, the predetermined times may be programmable (by a programming message of the type mentioned).

The length of time during which the communication unit of the first and second inventive devices is active - i.e. is ready to receive - depends on the specifications of the mobile telephony network operator and may for example be between half a minute and five minutes. This time span can also be optionally programmed.

Although battery-powered sensor devices for monitoring manholes are already known per se from the prior art, for example from US Pat. Nos. 7,002,481, 7,598,858 and 7,221,282. For the monitoring of cable sleeves, these devices have firstly not suitable because they can not have the necessary for a low-maintenance operation life. Especially would be necessary for the suitability as a monitoring device of a cable sleeve that they can be operated reliably even if they are located under a metallic manhole cover (and not, for example, a separate, non-conductive manhole cover required) and must send the communication module accordingly with a high transmission power. Second, these devices would not be suitable for monitoring cable sleeves because of their increased

 Reliability requirements apply and, for example, would not be tolerable if a failure of the device would not be noticed for a long time. Thirdly, cable sleeves must also be expected to have operating parameters and / or the

Change responsibility over time, and devices of the prior art do not have the necessary flexibility for it.

The first and the second device according to the invention, however, bring a number of important advantages:

• Deployment flexibility: Because the first and the second device according to the invention are self-sufficient, they can - even retrospectively - be installed in any cable sleeves or other distribution point or, for example, also be attached to these, regardless of their placement, the presence of a power supply, etc.

• Lifetime: the procedure according to the invention also makes it possible at high levels

 Transmission power of the communication module and when using a standard battery a multi-year life.

• Reliability: A possible failure of the first and the second

 Device according to the invention would be quickly detected thanks to the procedure according to the invention. Programmability: Despite the high battery life achieved, the first and second inventive devices remain programmable. This is due to the approach that the communication unit remains active for a predetermined time after the status message. This is particularly advantageous in

 Combination with the use of a text-based

Telecommunications service, because symbol sequences by such Telecommunications service for a certain time. The operator can therefore set up a programming instruction prior to the expected status message, and this is reliably received, even if the clock of the device is not strictly accurate. This, in turn, allows the use of cost-effective and energy-saving watches in the

 Device because strict synchronicity between first and second

 Device according to the invention and monitoring point is not a requirement.

In embodiments, at least the control unit, the communication unit and the battery as well as usually also the clock are arranged in a hermetic housing, for example. The sensor or the sensors are connected via a wire-connected connection with the control unit, which are guided, for example, through bushings out of the housing. As a result, the functionality of the device is guaranteed even in the event of a sudden massive ingress of water. It is also possible, for example, to accommodate a moisture sensor and / or an acceleration, movement and / or orientation sensor in the - then not necessarily hermetic - housing itself, for example directly on a printed circuit board which also carries the processor means which the control unit and / or form the communication unit.

The water sensor and / or the acceleration, movement and / or

Orientation sensor, as known per se via a resistance measurement

function. Such sensors can be constantly in operation with virtually no energy consumption. The control unit is then accordingly, for example, set up to operate the water sensor even when the control unit itself in

Sleep mode is. A waking is then effected when the water sensor is in the water and / or the acceleration, movement and / or orientation sensor detects a corresponding event.

The moisture sensor can be interrogated, for example, at periodic intervals. For this purpose, for example, which is supplied by the clock with a time information

Control unit periodically woken up so that they can retrieve the humidity sensor. Because even this process consumes relatively little power, the clock of the humidity sensor queries can be relatively high, for example. Hourly or several times selected hourly. In embodiments of the invention, the moisture sensor is at least 6 times a day, at least 24 times a day or even at least 48 times a day. It can also be provided that, after the exceeding of a first moisture threshold, which is below the alarm value, a reading with a higher clock is provided.

In addition to the at least one sensor, the first device according to the invention and the second device according to the invention can have a further sensor.

 In particular, the one further sensor can be designed as an acceleration, movement and / or orientation sensor.

The communication unit will generally have an antenna. This can - optionally - within the housing or outside of the housing but continuously with a conductive connection to the processor means of

Communication unit - ie, for example, the integrated circuit, which also the

Form control unit - be connected. Alternatively, it can also be arranged outside the cable sleeve or other distribution point or even outside the shaft. It can, for example, without the mechanical protection of the cable sleeve or other distribution point would be affected by a capacitive connection with the

Be coupled to processor means.

The antenna can be designed as a space heater. Alternatively, it is also possible to provide the antenna with a directional beam characteristic. Combinations are also possible. The communication unit and / or the control unit are programmable.

For example, the address may be programmable for symbol sequences (messages) emitted by the device. Such an address may be a telephone number to which a text message (more precisely: symbol sequence message) is sent, or possibly also an e-mail address, or other address. Additionally or alternatively, threshold values, other alarm criteria, alarm signals,

 Wake - up frequencies, wake - up times, a period of time for staying active

Communication unit after sending the status message and / or other parameters be programmable.

Hereinafter, embodiments of the invention will be described in more detail with reference to drawings. In the drawings show: Figure 1 is a diagram of a device according to the invention, and Figure 2 shows a shaft with a cable sleeve.

The device has a hermetically sealed housing 1, for example, and a control unit 2 and a communication unit 3 and a battery 4 in the interior of the housing. The control unit 2 and the communication unit 3 can each be realized by an integrated circuit or by a common integrated circuit. The battery supplies the control unit 2 and the communication unit 3 with the necessary electric power. The communication unit 3 is embodied here as a GSM module which is connected to a SIM card 5 and from which, as is known per se, obtains the necessary identity data in the telecommunication network. Other solutions (including other telecommunications standards than GSM, e.g., UMTS, etc.) are also conceivable. The device further has a clock 6. In the illustrated

Embodiment, the clock is integrated in the control unit. Deviating from this, the clock can also be designed as a separate element in the communication unit (if it is designed separately by the control unit) or in the integrated circuit forming the communication unit and the control unit or as part of another element. The use of multiple clocks is conceivable, for example, in separate integrated circuits for the control unit and the

Communication unit. In the illustrated embodiment, the communication unit is assigned a separate antenna 8. This can be connected by an electrically conductive connection to the communication unit. It can be arranged outside the housing and / or - as indicated by the dotted line - within the housing. Integrated solutions are also conceivable in which the antenna is formed by the integrated circuit of the communication unit itself.

The control unit 2 controls a humidity sensor 9 and a water sensor 10. Both sensors are, for example, outside the housing 1 but within the cable sleeve or other distribution point available. However, it is also possible that, in particular, the moisture sensor is present in the housing itself, wherein the housing then may not have to be hermetically sealed. As indicated in FIG. 1, the water sensor 10 is preferably arranged below the housing and as far down as possible in the cable sleeve in order to detect flooding early. Also shown in FIG. 1 is an optional acceleration sensor 1 1 which is also controlled by the control unit.

The device according to FIG. 1 is operated, for example, as follows: In a normal state, the control unit 2 and the communication unit 3 are located in one

Sleep state in which the clock 6 and the water sensor 10 are turned on (the water level sensor means that it is supplied with voltage, wherein

Normal condition virtually no power consumption). Periodically, for example every quarter of an hour, the control unit or the part of the control unit which is required for the activation and readout of the humidity sensor is woken up by the

Read out moisture sensor.

The control unit is set up to evaluate the measured values of the humidity sensor and of the water sensor at least to the extent that an alarm can be triggered when a specific criterion occurs. When this criterion (water detected) occurs at the water sensor, the control unit 2 is awakened and in turn wakes up the communication unit 3 to emit an alarm signal. If the of

 Moisture sensor read value corresponds to the criterion (for example, exceeding a threshold value, which may optionally be programmable) remains the

Control unit 2 in the awake state and wakes up the communication unit 3 to emit an alarm signal. If the value read by the humidity sensor does not meet the criterion, it returns to the sleep state.

The alarm signal, which may be emitted by the communication unit 3, may be a text message (SMS), which optionally may include information about the alarm, eg "water ingress" or "moisture above the threshold" or similar. The transmission of concrete measured values and information about the sender - for example, an identification of the cable sleeve (or possibly other distribution point) - and / or other information such as the time at which the irregularity was detected, etc. are possible.

Also, for example, periodically - but generally with a larger period - the communication unit is woken up to send a status message. This can be accompanied by a wake-up of the control unit and - depending on the design of the control and communication unit and their connection - by the Control unit can be effected. After waking up, the

Communication unit from a status message. This can also be designed as a text message and, for example, include the identification of the cable sleeve or other distribution point, optionally also the measured values, in particular of the humidity sensor. Subsequently, the communication unit remains during a certain

 Time span ready to receive. The period of time is chosen to be sufficient to enable a message previously sent by a monitoring station and parked during the inactivity of the communication unit to the mobile telephony network operator to be received. Such a message can in particular a

Be programming message. The monitoring station is accordingly operated in such a way that the message is sent for a certain period of time before the time of the waking up of the communication unit known to the monitoring station, for example a maximum of 24 hours in advance.

The programming may relate to the control unit and / or the communication unit. It is preferably implemented immediately after receipt of a programming message. After the period in which the

Communication unit is ready to receive or optionally subsequent to the programming, the communication unit and possibly the control unit again go into the sleep state. If the optional acceleration sensor 11 or another sensor is additionally present, it can be operated under conditions analogous to the moisture sensor and / or to the water sensor, wherein in the first case, for example, it is read out simultaneously with the moisture sensor. Depending on the programming, such optional additional sensors can also trigger an alarm or serve merely as information, for example by simply interconnecting the measurement results with the

Status messages are transmitted.

FIG. 2 also very schematically shows a shaft 20 with a partially metallic manhole cover 21, in which a cable sleeve 22 is located, which connects optical and / or copper data lines 24, which extend into and out of the shaft 20. Inside the cable sleeve 22 is a Device according to the invention, of which in Figure 2, the housing, and the sensors 9, 10 for water and moisture.

In the figure, the - optional - solution of a cable sleeve external antenna is still drawn (dashed line). This is for the case that the

Communication module, for example, due to the positioning relative to manhole cover and mobile radio antenna does not apply sufficient transmission power. A leading to the antenna 8 line is capacitively coupled to the sleeve external antenna, which is symbolized in Figure 2 by a capacitive coupler 26.

Claims

claims
Apparatus for monitoring a telecommunication line distribution point, comprising
 a control unit (2),
 a battery (4) as a power supply unit or a connection for a battery (4) as a power supply unit,
 a communication unit (3),
 at least one sensor (1 1), which is designed as an acceleration, movement and / or orientation sensor,
wherein the at least one sensor (1 1) is in a connection with the control unit (2) and can be activated, read out and supplied with electrical energy by the latter,
the device being arranged to be operated autonomously and without energy-generating means,
wherein the control unit (2) and the communication unit (3) are programmed to be in a normal state in a sleep mode,
wherein the communication unit (3) is capable of over
Mobile telephony network to send out symbol sequences and receive symbol sequences,
wherein the control unit (2) is further programmed to automatically wake up the communication unit (3) when the event is detected by the at least one sensor (1 1) and the communication unit (3) is programmed, then proactively via the mobile telephony network
Send alarm message,
wherein the device is further programmed so that the
Communication unit (3) is woken up at predetermined times, sends out a status message and remains active for a predetermined period of time, in order to transmit a possibly over the mobile telephony network to the device Receive programming message,
and wherein the communication unit (3) and / or the control unit (2) is / are adapted to be reprogrammed by such a programming message.
Apparatus for monitoring a telecommunication line distribution point, comprising
 a control unit (2),
 a battery (4) as a power supply unit or a connection for a battery (4) as a power supply unit,
 - a clock (6),
 a communication unit (3),
 at least one sensor (9, 10) for measuring moisture and / or detecting a water ingress,
wherein the at least one sensor (9, 10) is in a connection with the control unit (2) and can be activated, read out and supplied with electrical energy by the latter,
the device being arranged to be operated autonomously and without energy-generating means,
wherein the control unit (2) and the communication unit (3) are programmed to be in a normal state in a sleep mode,
wherein the communication unit (3) is capable of over
Mobile telephony network to send out symbol sequences and receive symbol sequences,
wherein the control unit (2) is further programmed, automatically at a detected by the at least one sensor (9, 10) event
Wake the communication unit (3) to cause, and the
Communication unit is programmed, then proactively send an alarm message via the mobile telephony network,
wherein the device is further programmed so that the
Communication unit (3) is woken up at predetermined times, sends out a status message and remains active for a predetermined period of time, in order to transmit a possibly over the mobile telephony network to the device Receive programming message,
 and wherein the communication unit (3) and / or the control unit (2) is / are adapted to be reprogrammed by such a programming message
3. Apparatus according to claim 1 or 2, characterized in that the
 Control unit (2), the clock (6), the communication unit (3) are formed in at least one, preferably exactly one integrated circuit.
4. Device according to one of the preceding claims, characterized
 characterized in that the device is programmed so that the
 Control unit (2) is woken up at predetermined times to read the sensor or at least one of the sensors (9, 1 1).
5. Device according to one of the preceding claims, characterized
 characterized in that the sensor or at least one of the sensors (10, 1 1) is a resistance sensor and the device is programmed to constantly apply this sensor with a required electrical voltage.
6. Device according to one of the preceding claims, characterized by a further sensor (1 1), which is designed as an acceleration, movement and / or orientation sensor.
7. Device according to one of the preceding claims, wherein an antenna (8), is arranged continuously connected to a conductive connection with the communication unit (3) or is formed by the communication unit (3).
8. Device according to one of claims 1 to 6, characterized in that an antenna (8) is adapted to be arranged outside the distribution point and that the device means (26) for a wireless, in particular capacitive coupling between the antenna and the communication unit having.
9. Device according to one of the preceding claims, comprising
 Housing (1), wherein the control unit (2), the battery (4), the clock (6) and the communication unit (3) within the housing and the sensor or at least one of the sensors (9, 10) arranged outside of the housing is or are.
10. Device according to one of the preceding claims, characterized
 in that an address for messages sent by the communication unit (3), an alarming threshold value and / or a wake-up frequency for reading out the sensor or one of the sensors, a
 Wake up frequency for sending the status message and / or a
 Time duration for the active Stay after sending the status message by the programming message are reprogrammable.
1 1. cable sleeve (22), comprising a cable sleeve housing, bushings for passing a plurality of optical data lines, a plurality of means for organizing, merging and / or splicing of optical and / or electrical data cables and inside the
 Cable sleeve housing a device according to one of the preceding
 Claims.
12 shaft, comprising a metal and / or concrete cover (21) and a
 Cable sleeve (22) according to claim 1 1.
13. Road distribution box, comprising a cable sleeve (22) according to claim 1 1.
14. Method for monitoring a distribution point of
 Telecommunication lines, wherein a device according to one of
Claims 1 to 10 is provided, wherein upon the occurrence of a predetermined, by the sensor or one of the sensors (9,10, 1 1) by the communication module (3) an alarm message is sent, and wherein the communication unit (3) waking up to predetermined times, sends out a status message and remains active for a predetermined period of time to receive a programming message possibly transmitted via the mobile telephony network to the device.
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