If you need to monitor vibrations from civil construction or blasting, record earthquakes for educational or professional applications, or record the dynamic motion of a structure such as a building or a dam, there is something in the Gecko range of seismographs and accelereographs to suit your needs.
You can connect any brand/model of velocity or acceleration sensor to our Gecko Compact data logger and within minutes you’ll be continuously recording all of its signal at high resolution. Whether it’s a low cost geophone or a global earthquake detection broadband seismometer, the Gecko is compatible with all common seismic sensors. With a built-in user interface, the Gecko is easy enough for anyone to use.
If you don’t have your own sensor and you prefer an all one one recorder and sensor solution, our Gecko Blast, Gecko Force, and Gecko SMA are the affordable portable solutions for monitoring vibrations in moderate-level noise environments. Blast and Force are more sensitive and record ground velocity, whereas the SMA records ground acceleration allowing you to record up to ±2g, ±5, or ±10g peak motions. These models include a 1-channel input for an external sensor (e.g. air pressure microphone for blast monitoring).
For the more research-focussed seismologist or engineer, our professional range of portable digital sensors will reveal a much higher level of detail of motion. We have short-period seismographs for monitoring local earthquakes, strong motion accelerographs for monitoring and analysing structural response, and long period sensors for regional and global earthquake monitoring applications. All Gecko Pro models share the same beautiful, compact, portable and user friendly package, and also include an extra 1D sensor input – perfect for a rotation or infrasound sensor.