With the explosion in growth of wireless enabled devices (ie. LoRA,NBIoT), many nontraditional organizations are looking for tools to monitor the health and security of their wireless networks. While there are many low-cost Software Defined Receivers (SDR) on the market, most suffer from some common technical limitations. A more modern approach is needed so smaller and smarter monitoring systems can be integrated together in such a way that they can grow with the radio network in question. This application note discusses Tektronix USB Real-Time Spectrum Analyzers as low cost instrument hardware options that are well suited for applications that need automatic measurements or remote control.