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  • Dogs in Your Vehicle: Temperature Monitoring From RVs to Police K9 Units

    Dogs in Your Vehicle: Temperature Monitoring From RVs to Police K9 Units


    Temperature monitoring and control of stored food and server equipment is crucial for a number of reasons, but failing to monitor temperatures for dogs in RVs, police cruisers (K9 Units), and other civilian vehicles can ultimately lead to one severe consequence. This fear of losing a pet exists in the mind of every pet owner, and failing to monitor temperature in a car or RV unit can easily turn that fear into a reality. But is this really a huge concern for all traveling dog owners? How hot does a RV or police car get, and at what point does this become a critical issue to address with monitoring devices and alerting procedures? If you’ve asked any of these questions (as a dog owner), you’ve taken the first step towards preventative methods that can save the life of your beloved companion(s).

    To boil these numbers down into a rule of thumb, consider that if the average temperature outside is 75 degrees, the temperature within the car or RV will rise 20 degrees (F) in approximately 10 minutes, and approximately 30 degrees(F) in a half hour. This is especially true in the southern states where humidity may act as a multiplier for these temperature readings. Police dogs are equally sensitive to high temperatures, and hours in a hot cruiser during the shift can easily lead to dehydration. As officers of the law, police dogs require special environmental conditions to stay in top form, and without temperature monitoring, police cruisers can be deadly heat boxes. A quick Google search for "police dogs and high temperatures" yields a shocking list of K9 deaths due to exposure to extreme temperatures. In these situations, the temperatures inside the car had exceeded a critical point (often over 100 degrees Fahrenheit), and the dogs were unable to survive as a result. These news snippets serve as reminders that temperature monitoring devices are an important consideration for all police departments with K9 units. 


    Your dog(s) may be a best friend, a loyal companion, an officer of the law, or just another traveler, but the inherent dangers of rising temperatures are not to be forgotten or ignored. Be sure to consider a temperature monitoring system (and alert system) for RVs, police cars, or in other vehicles during long road trips and extended vacations. Confined dogs rely on the environment of the vehicle to survive, and the environment needs to be firmly controlled for peace of mind (for you, the owner) and for the safety of your dog(s).

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  • What Can You Monitor with Temperature@lert?

    When deciding on a Temperature@lert solution, generally you would have something in mind for the application prior to purchase.  Of course we have our standard industries that require the use of our products; however, there are many imaginative ways consumers have thought up that have opened a new world of monitoring possibilities.  

    Here are some of the innovative uses that have been implemented:

    • R/V pet monitoring 
    • HVAC systems
    • Warehouses
    • Wine storage
    • Ovens 
    • BBQ Smokers
    • Cryogenic Freezers
    • Food Trucks
    • Reefer Trucks
    • Kennels
    • Police K9 vehicles
    • Water Tanks 
    • Ponds
    • Farms/Barns
    • Chicken Coops
    • Portable bio-pharmaceutical cooling units
    • Steam Pipes
    • Incubators
    • Boiler rooms
    • Crops
    • Greenhouses
    • Explosives
    • Vacation homes
    • Candy factories
    • Vacant commercial property
    • Boiler rooms
    • Crawl spaces
    • Outdoor Cooling Units
    • Saunas
    • Hot tubs

    Of course these applications would not be possible without our smart sensors:

    • Temperature
    • Humidity
    • Flood
    • Expanded Range Temperature
    • Tank Level
    • Pressure
    • Leaf Wetness
    • Soil Moisture
    • Wind Direction
    • WInd Speed
    • Rainfall
    • CO2
    • O2
    • Dry Contact
    • Stainless Steel Temperature
    • Wine Bottle Temperature

    With the implementation of our smart sensors, the possibilities are endless in discovering solutions for your monitoring needs.  If you need a solution for your monitoring we're here to help, just send us a quick quote request: Quote Inquiry. Or if you have an interesting way you use your device, we'd love to hear about it, email info@temperaturealert.com.

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  • Protecting motor homes, RVs and traveling pets while on the road

    Lately we've been getting a lot of notice by RV and motor coach owners regarding our Cellular Edition temperature monitoring system.  In November, Temperature@lert issued a press release about a dog show handler and trainer who specializes in Doberman Pincers.  Click Here for Full Press Release .

    The press release relates the experience of Valerie Stanert of Bakar Dobermans located in Las Vegas, NV. Valerie, an award winning show dog handler uses her Temperature@lert Cellular Edition to monitor the temperature in her A-Class Toy Hauler, a specially configured motor home with a compartment for her pampered pooches.  The compartment has a separate AC system to help with her drives through the desert and while parked at dog shows, especially during the summer months.  If things go wrong with the AC, Valerie knows she'll get a call and be able to respond before temperatures rise to potentially dangerous levels..  And if she wants to check if everything is working well, she uses her free Temperature@lert iPhone app to check on the coach temperature.

    Recognizing the importance of protecting pets from elevated temperatures while parked in the campground and away on a day trip, more and more RV and motor home pet owners are using our Cellular Edition temperature monitoring and alerting system.  Noticing this trend, this month's Family Motor Coaching Magazine ran a product feature about our Cellular Edition device.  To read more about the benefits of cellular temperature monitoring and other interesting articles in Family Motor Coaching, click on this link.  http://www.fmcmagazine.com/motorhome-articles/columns/6587-rv-products-february-2011.

    And if you have any questions or need more information, just drop us a line at info@temperaturealert.com.

    Happy and safe motoring!

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