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  • Temperature Alert: 3 Ways to Prevent Fire in your Server Room

    One very broad and simplistic way of describing the purpose of fire suppression systems is a "Temperature Alert" system that responds to rising temperature. However, Temperature@lert temperature monitoring devices are not designed to detect fires.

    One of our customers recently mentioned that her Temperature@lert system detected high temperatures, which ultimately led to the discovery of a fire! The fire damaged some of her equipment and though she was utilizing a "Temperature Alert" device, she did not have an adequate fire suppression system. While our devices are excellent for detecting temperature, a fire suppression system is still very important. After hearing this story, we wanted to re-state the importance of adding a fire suppression system to protect your assets, while also monitoring for significant temperature variations.

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    Fire suppression systems and procedures need to be implemented into a disaster plan for your home/business.  Whether you're protecting mission critical data or hardware, your fire system likely relies on some sort of temperature spike and/or gas detection alert. But what happens when you're alerted?  Do you have a simple system that showers electrical equipment with gallons of water per minute? Have you wondered if your equipment is being protected, by the "right" protection?  For these fire suppression guidelines, we'll keep the topic centered around server rooms and data centers(and electrical systems/wiring).

    To be fair, there are many considerations that must be taken into account to prevent fires in a Server Room. And with those considerations, come solutions. As usual, the Temperature@lert team wants to stress the need for a comprehensive plan that provides more than "minimum defense".

    For example, that 'minimum defense' can be defined as a sprinkler system that responds to rising temperatures from smoke and fire. Standard sprinkler-based systems utilize water that can damage your sensitive equipment. If your sprinkler system activates while server racks are in operation, a "worst-case" type of scenario begins to develop.

    The following suggestions outline hard methods (technology) and other considerations for fire suppression. Keep in mind, all of these methods must be deployed alongside building procedures and local fire codes. From server racks, to power sources, to wires, fires are a significant hazard to your infrastructure, real or virtual. 

     

    EPO: Emergency Power Off Functionality

    EPO can be one of your best defenses against fire suppression. All server (and HVAC) systems should be tied to an emergency power function, of which can be activated automatically (in case of imminent disaster) or manually by responding firefighters or employees. This function is a truly priceless lifeline for protecting equipment. The EPO is a nice safeguard against water sprinkler systems, since the water is a secondary hazard to your "live" electrical systems and equipment.

     

    FM200 or Waterless Fire Suppression System:

    There are many different chemical combinations and technologies that are now utilized in the high-tech data centers. As we've stated, a "water-based" sprinkler system is only the bare minimum of protection, and the secondary hazards of electrical shorts and water damage drive this method into irrelevancy and uselessness. 

    FM200: This link to DuPont's website shows their FM200 (HFC-227) system, commonly applied in hardware-sensitive locations. For server room purposes, this is an excellent replacement for standard sprinklers and outdated Halon systems. The primary chemical in the DuPont FM-200 is 1,1,1,2,3,3,3-Heptafluoropropane. If you've installed a system that contains HFC-227, be sure to follow safety guidelines for handling, storage, and deployment. After a fire, HFC-227 can leave potentially harmful residues (chemicals and particles) that can be hazardous. In this case, be sure to conduct atmospheric tests before returning to the server room.

    Quick note: VESDA (Very Early Smoke Detection Apparatus) systems are newer systems that are specifically designed to detect smoke particles in the air using sophisticated filters. The pricetag for this type of system can be justified by the protection that it provides; early detection means early prevention, and disaster is curbed before it begins.

     

    Fire Extinguishers:

    Albeit more of a cautionary note, the same logic for sprinkler choice applies here with fire extinguishers. There are a wide range of fire extinguishers for a variety of uses. Simple research brings us to Class C extinguishers, used for fires in wiring, fuse boxes, energized electrical equipment, computers, and other electrical sources. Still, there are different chemical concentrations for Class C (Halotron-1, Dry Chemical, Carbon Dioxide). 

    We strongly recommend against dry chemical extinguishers for a number of reasons. Most importantly, these chemicals can leave residual matter on your equipment. When imagining exposed servers, wiring, and other electrical processes, residue from fire suppression chemicals can cause further damage to your equipment (regardless if the fire caused any initial damage). Many sources recommend a Class-C Carbon Dioxide extinguisher for a server room, as the suppression effect comes without residual penalties. 

    While this serves as a beginners guide to fire suppression, newer technologies and methods will (and have) arisen when compared with these suggestions. What technologies are you employing to protect your server room from fire?

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  • Essential Tech Check List: Building & Retrofitting Your Server Room

    Whether you're building a server room, adding on, or moving equipment there are many considerations to mull over. From the basics to alarm systems, it is important to ensure your server room is efficient and to protect your mission critical equipment. Previously in our blog, we have addressed the issues surrounding the microclimate present in your server room; however, it is critical to have an understanding of how a server room should be laid-out and managed. Use our check list as a guide for promoting security, efficiency, and productivity:

    Our Essential Tech Check List

    (1) Your Basics of Space

    • -Examine the layout of the space and how many units of space you have to work with.

    • -The walls (including ceiling) and doors should isolate the sounds that your equipment is creating.

    • -Check to see which way the door opens. There should also be no windows or other entry points other than the doors in the room.

    • -Consider the floor and whether your equipment will need raised flooring. Aim for anti-static floor finishing to prevent an unwanted static charge.

    • -Make sure there is enough clearance for racks and that they are stable enough to hold your equipment.

    • -Check for aisle clearance too, make sure your have enough room for exhaust to escape and not over-heat nearby equipment.

    • -Think about whether you need ladder racks, cabinets, shelves, patch panels, or rack mounts.

    • -Take into weight and size of each piece of equipment into consideration when designing the layout.


    (2) Keeping Your Cool

    • -Check and see what type if centralized cooling is available, whether an under the floor air distribution or an air duct system.

    • -If there is no centralized system available, get an air conditioner or cooling unit that is able to keep your equipment working productively while minimizing energy consumption and costs.

    • -If at all possible, fresh air vents are great and save on energy costs and consumption!

    • -Remove any and all radiators or other heating equipment currently present in the room. You don't need to add heat at all!

    • -Monitor your cooling system(s) to make sure it is working properly, especially when no one is there.

    • -Make sure your cooling units are not too close in proximity to your electrical equipment, think condensation and flooding. Do not place air conditioning units over your servers.

    • -Monitor the humidity to prevent static charge and electrical shorts.

    • -See if a chilled water system is in the budget or find something within the budget constraints to ensure that the hot air has somewhere to go.

     

    (3) Using Your Power

    • -Check to make sure that you have enough outlets to support power to all your equipment and not to overload them.

    • -Get backup power, preferably UPS to prevent data loss from power blinking or outages.

    • -Don't surpass the maximum electrical intensity per unit of space.

    • -Consider shut down capabilities of equipment (SNMP traps for example).

    • -Make sure your equipment is grounded.

    • -Monitor for power outages if you are not using back-up power systems.

    • -Monitor your back up power systems to make sure your mission critical equipment is not failing due to power loss.

     

    (4) Keeping Secure & Safe

    • -Have at least one phone present in the room in case of emergencies.

    • -Either check for a preexisting fire alarm system and install one if there isn't.

    • -Get a fire suppression system if there is not one there. Take into consideration of whether you will have a wet or dry suppression system and the effects that will have on your equipment. (Halon is a great choice!)

    • -Have reliable contacts to help resolve issues immediately, or form a system of escalation.

    • -Monitor for flooding, especially if this has happened historically in the past.

    • -Secure entrances/exits, this is expensive equipment with critical data, you don't want just anyone in there messing around!

     

    (5) Other Considerations

    • -Get the best cabling/wiring available within budget constraints. 

    • -Keep extra cabling/wiring around, because you never know when you may need it.

    • -Consider color coding wires/cables, a little more work now but definitely a time-saver in the future!

    • -Think about lighting: location & heat produced.

    • -If there is someone sharing the space, get them some earplugs! It's going to be loud in there with the equipment being used.

    • -Consider networking/phone lines being run in there and how much space you have left after that.

    • -Plan for future expansion or retrofitting (again).

    • -Leave the service loops in the ceilings.

    • -Label outlets.

    • -Get rid of dust, your equipment hates it!

    • -Check if you have a rodent/pest problem.

    • -Cover emergency shutoff switches so that it can't be accidentally triggered.

    • -Try to centralize the room in the building so that you can eliminate having to use more cabling/wiring than you need to.

    • -Meet OSHA and ASHRAE guidelines as well local codes.


    Is your server room or do you know of someone's server room that is not being monitored for temperature? Are you concerned with energy consumption, ability to monitor off-hours, and/or preventing mission critical equipment from failure? If you or know someone who is experiencing such issues, we want to hear form YOU!

    We will be giving away ONE FREE USB DEVICE per month to the server room with the most need! Valued at $129.99,Temperature@lert USB Edition is a low-cost, high-performance device that monitors the ambient temperature in your server room and alerts you via email when the temperature rises or falls outside your acceptable range.

    Please send a brief description, pictures, and/or videos to diane@temperaturealert.com for consideration! Our team will select one winner each month based on description and need, because we firmly believe that companies in every industry 


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  • Top 3 Reasons to Monitor Your Server Room / Data Center

    It's 2013, a new year with a smaller budget and of course a higher expectancy for better equipment efficiency. In order to have this higher level of efficiency while meeting budget constraints, you would need to essentially extend the lifespan of your equipment. Expanding the lifespan requires a monitoring system that would ensure your equipment is operating in an acceptable range of environmental conditions. Here are our Top 3 Reasons to Monitor Your Server Room / Data Center:

     

    (1) Protect Your Mission Critical equipment from Failure

    The humming of servers is generally a good indicator that equipment is working diligently. However with the increase in productivity, comes an increase in temperature created by your efficient equipment. Although ASHRAE did increase the temperature envelope to 80.6°F for data centers, many still try to push the envelope in order to promote higher efficiency while trying to lower energy costs and usage. To achieve this, you would need to use less coolers and chillers yet still run equipment at a high rate of productivity; such as Google's Data Center in Belgium, which has been deemed Google's most efficicent data center.

    Innovative approaches to running your server and other technical equipment at a higher temperature have greatly improved productivity levels while lowering energy costs. However not every company has the budget for the latest in server room and data center technology. Less technologically innovative servers that try to run at higher productivity in hotter climates can fail, resulting in damaged or melting equipment as well as data loss, not to mention unhappy IT people crammed into that hot room as well.


    (2) Inability to Physically & Personally Monitor After Hours

    In the IT realm, servers are most certainly mission critical; however, servers are rarely viewed as a life or death matter. Considering how much data and information has been collected and stored, these pieces of equipment surely serve an important purpose to all. After all, technology is the backbone supporting a company's operations nowadays.

    Just like a human cannot function at high efficiency without a healthy spine, it is very difficult for a company to function productively without technology in such a tech-savvy timeBut since servers are not often seen as mission critical by ones outside the IT realm, there is a lack of a budget for monitoring these servers. Often overlooked and forgotten, there is rarely a person designated to monitor after hours when IT staff have left for the day. This often leaves these pieces of mission critical equipment unmonitored, resulting in not only informational loss but financial loss as well: During 2009, an estimated $50 million to $100 million losses occurred due to environmental issues going unmonitored!


    (3) Be Green Friendly: Lower Energy & Costs

    With decreased budgets presented and increased efficiency expected along with meeting green and sustainability initiatives, IT staff are forced to make due. This means working in hotter enviornments in order to run machines at full productivity levels while not over-using the air conditioning, cooler, chiller or HVAC systems. Even Google's Data Center in Beligum uses only fresh air to cool off the equipment. Despite the risks of high temperature, many must make these choices in order to meet departmental changes.

    By at least monitoring temperature, you can help extend the lifespans of your servers. Considering the fact that running them at higher temperatures is a must, making sure your servers are not working in too hot of an environment is therefore crucial. At some point, the envelope will be pushed to such an extent that equipment will malfunction and even melt. By efficiently limiting use of cooling & HVAC systems, you would save in costs and lower energy consumption while still protecting your mission critical equipment. By using temperature monitoring equipment with SNMP traps, you would even be able to program in a shut down mode for your equipment if the temperature threshold has been breached.

    By taking the initiative to meet all the new requirements ranging from budget to sustainability by doing temperature monitoring, you will be able to prevent disaster instead of having to clean up melted server. Learn more from our FREE E-Book on Temperature Monitoring:

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  • Is Your Food Ripe for Bacterial Growth?

    Refrigerators, freezers, steam tables, and food prep areas are all known sources of bacterial growth when proper temperatures are not maintained. Of course there are paper logs and thermometers that you can place in these areas, but what happens when that person who is supposed to be monitoring is absent, or if the thermometer malfunctions? Who ismonitoring the system for monitoring?

    When a temperature monitoring system is not fault tolerant, this leaves food and beverages dependent on proper temperature storage extremely vulnerable for bacterial growth. Cooking food at the proper temperature is not the only determinant for killing bacteria. Even after food is cooked for prep, they are stored in a food prep area such assteam trays that must be maintained at 150°F in order to prevent bacterial growth. Salmonella, E. coli, and Listeria are some of the bacteria that can grow when cooked food drops below 135°F.

    For cold food storage, the maximum temperature is 41°F. Anything above this can cause bacteria growth. Failure to store food within temperature thresholds is a critical health violation found in many restaurants, cafeterias, and other areas for food service when proper temperature monitoring procedures are not followed.

    Although temperature monitoring is frequently overlooked, we cannot overlook the effects caused by lack of monitoring.Besides spoilage and contamination, there are the health effects such as gastrointestinal symptoms, vomiting, GI issues, and diarrhea. A single strand of bacterium can cause such stomach upset, due to the fact that no one is monitoring the monitoring system. This is when a fault-tolerant system comes in handy!

    Fault-tolerant systems would be able to alert you of temperature issues before one arises. Not to mention, it would alleviate the pressure of frequently checking temperatures when one does not have the timeLearn more about proper food storage from our FREE Cheat Sheet in Food Service Monitoring!

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  • Can BioPharma Quality Assurance Specialists Do It All?

    When we imagine the biopharma industry as a whole, we tend to hover over the same key phrases: innovation, growth, discovery, etc. But in fact, with a few exceptions, the biopharma industry growth has gone sluggish in many states, and has grown in very few. 

    Citing recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor and a well-designed report from the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council(MassBio), of the 15 “leading” biopharma manufacturing states, only 5 states have increased employment. As a whole,industry employment has declined by 7.9% since 2002Though these numbers are concerning, Massachusetts seems to be one extraordinary exception to the rule. By state, Massachusetts is twice as dense (as other states) in terms of biotechnology research, development, and employment. Ironically, Massachusetts was the source of the recent Meningitis outbreak. 

    But this hasn't been the only mistake/outbreak of 2012. We can do a news search for past events, but more importantly, where is the proof that lessons have been learned? How can we tell if the mistakes of 2012 will happen again? At a high level, looking at data from the last 3 years, we're headed in the right direction in terms of hiring. 

    Diving deeper, is there evidence that biopharma and biotech companies are proactive?  Is quality control and best practices in vaccine storage a pressing concern of theirs, and what have they done to address it? 

     

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    The answer, in short statistical form, is yes. The institution of best practices and safety guidelines is a hot button issue for the biotechnology and biopharma industry. In fact, “Quality Assurance” and “Quality Control” job listings have been on asteady rise since 2008. Job listings from MassBio.org show over an 80% increase for these specialized positions since then. Other positions have increased by up to 30%, but in contrast to quality assurance and control; we can see clear-cut dedication. The employment spike shows a true and proactive HR response to the rising concerns of vaccine storage and handling

    Still members of the biopharma industry must follow all best practice guidelines outlined by the CDC, and the push to hire “quality assurance specialists” is not a complete solution to the problem. Science fiction movies often illustrate the extreme horrors of vaccine mishandling and disease outbreaks that are caused by human error and/or relaxed security procedures. Despite the extremity of situational presentation in these films there really is an unspoken truth behind them. We cannot solely rely on capable employees. The rise in hiring for quality assurance and control positions is a promising sign, but there must be adequate technology to supplement the increase in manpower. Temperature monitoring is a good example, since employees must ensure that specific vaccines are stored at preset temperatures. However, truth is, no matter how many employees a company has, small changes in temperature must be monitored by certified and accurate technologies.  

    What we can learn from these various statistics is that proactive deterrence (a theme we’ve been tossing around quite a bit in other industries), is a multi-faceted animal. While individual states may show evidence of “employment growth” and perhaps an uptick in manpower related to quality assurance; vaccines and medicine require more than just a brain and body.

    Temperature monitors are ‘by-the-book’ devices that need to be used alongside competent employees. And in truth, all biotech and biopharma companies should have fault tolerant monitoring technology and quality assurance hardware. Institution of simple technologies such as buffer vials (for temperature sensors), will help decrease confusion and increase measurement accuracy for sensitive applications. The buffers provide a 'shield' around the sensor, preventing momentary temperature changes from an opened refrigerator door that can skew data or trigger false temperature alerts.

    New employees will appreciate the availability of helpful (and simple) technology, which is important to establish safe handling practices that have become standardized and remain consistent within the various industries. Hopefully, the investment has gone both ways, and this recent rise in specialized positions is piggy-backed by a push for 'battle-hardened' temperature monitoring systems. In preparation for 2013, we want to direct you towards a list of guidelines that must be followed as per the CDC for vaccine storage and handling. As the CDC shows, responsible quality assurance employees and reliable monitoring technology truly go hand-in-vial.

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  • Monitoring Devices and Vaccine Storage: A Global Concern

    We recently spoke with an individual from a reputable hospital who outlined a recent failure in one of their systems. According to the source, over 900 monitoring points were inactive as result of a faulty monitoring system. The question of"who's monitoring your monitoring device?" was part of our discussion on refrigerators, and is an extremely important issue. The upkeep of monitoring systems is an important piece of any "best practice" storage strategy. Unfortunately, this mishap at the US-based hospital is part of a larger theme around the world; that inadequate monitoring and storage of vaccines (and medicine) is still a significant problem.

    This basic infographic (kudos to msfaccess.org) shows a standard problem in vaccine storage and temperature control, as outlined by simple geographic location.

     

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    As we can see, Chad has environmental roadblocks to best storage practices for vaccines. This is only one of many majorconcerns in vaccine storage, and will continue to be a struggle for Africa as a whole.  In recent news, a bill “to provide for the establishment of a Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan” was passed.  This bill came nearly a full year after anestimated 40,000 cardiac patients in Lahore were given faulty drugs, leading to the deaths of nearly 100 people. Despite legal complications, this authority is absolutely necessary for the quality control and safety of Pakistan-based hospitals, clinics, and laboratories. Unfortunately, the 100 deaths constitute part of the basis for this bill. As quoted from the article, “In retrospect the lesson learnt from this experience is that decision-making should be guided by evidence, earlier on without the need for a catastrophic event to underscore its salience.”. This speaks to the deterrence question that we discussed last week with Hurricane Sandy and flooding;  preparation and prevention should not be based on a sole event or glaring weakness in any system. Preventative methods in Medicine should be proactive and progressive; weaknesses should be exploited before they can develop into larger problems. Whether the issue is environmental (like in Chad), financial, or legislative, the issue must be addressed sooner rather than later.

    There are obvious signs that the ‘authority’ is not the sole answer to the problem. The bill is referenced by statistics that estimate a presence of only 250 inspectors to monitor a variety of manufacturing facilities in one city. In terms of pharmacies in Pakistan, a 2005 survey from the International Journal for Health Care in Rawalpindi (3rd largest city) showed that only22% had qualified pharmacists on site, only 10% had temperature monitoring, and 4% alternative supply of electricity for refrigerators.  These numbers are shocking, given the Meningitis issue that we also discussed last week. It's also troubling that this authority has been established nearly 7 years after that survey was conducted; it's obvious to any reader that immediate action must be taken to improve the system. Still, the legal complications have made this "no-brainer" into a lengthy process.

    If we know that a single, isolated laboratory in Massachusetts can cause 300+ breakouts and 30+ deaths from one tainted batch of steroids, an entire city with less-than-adequate quality control in Pharmacies could be potentially disastrous. Quoted from the 'conclusions' of the 2005 survey, "Most drug sellers had fragmentary knowledge regarding drug dispensing and storage, and improper dispensing practices." Given the percentages listed, this ‘new’ authority will hopefully breathe a fresh breath into the Pharmaceutical industry of Pakistan.

    Since our induction, the Bio-Pharamceutical industry has been a primary (and sensitive) target for Temperature@lert.Temperature monitoring devices should be part of a larger prevention strategy for medicine (black matter in Steroids), and devices need to be regularly monitored and tested. Here at Temperature@lert, we have an excellent understanding of health guidelines and the necessary certifications that are needed for device application in the pharmaceutical industry. Unlike Property Management, in which consequences of inadequate temperature monitoring can translate into flooding  (bursted pipes) and overheating, the biopharmaceutical industry can house extremely sensitive (and valuable) research data and vaccines.  Particularly for vaccine storage, the cost of inadequate monitoring can be measured in lives lost, as seen in both the US and in Pakistan.

    Temperature@lert uses a National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST) certification process for clients who request official documentation of our accuracy. With this certification, our Temperature@lert monitoring devices can be used in the most sensitive of circumstances, including storage of vaccines. The automated alerts are designed to help avert vaccine contamination or irregular temperature fluctuation, and can be configured in a number of ways. Our SensorCloud portal allows alert setting in 5 or 15 minute intervals. This is particularly important for Pharmaceutical companies, where best storage "practices" must be used for the mission-critical storage units.

    For more information on NIST Certification, Temperature sensors for Biopharmaceutical applications, or Sensor Cloud, contactsales@temperaturealert for a free consultation.


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  • The Concerning Environmental Conditions in Your Server Room

    Scorching temperatures, flooding, and humid conditions all come together to form the perfect storm. However, this doesn't occur in just nature. This can also occur in your server room! Servers are expensive pieces of equipment and the last thing you want to have is a server meltdown.

    Last week we discussed how temperature plays a significant factor in maintaining the lifespan of your server. When monitoring your server room, you need to be aware of the various conditions from temperature to humidity to flooding. Reason being that any of these environmental hazards can seriously damage your servers.

    Power outages, air conditioner failures, water leaks, or high humidity can cause an array of problems. Together, these conditions can shutdown or even melt server room equipment. Flooding and high humidity can cause electrical shorts as well.

    Air conditioners and cooling units are neccesary to prevent your server room temperatures from reaching scorching temperatures. Nevertheless, power failure can happen to anyone. When the power fails, the cooling units stop cooling. Without fully-operational cooling units, server temperatures can reach catastrophic extremes. According to ASHRAE, you have about 15 minutes before a temperature problem arises, mostly due to the high rate of change. In summary, Proper cooling systems, air conditioning units, and solid monitoring practices are important for any server room.

    Tune in next week to learn more about how to effectively monitor your server room or learn more now from our free E-Book.

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  • From Cryogenics to BBQ Smokers: Expanded Range Temperature Sensor Launches Today

    What do cryogenic freezers, solar thermal collection systems, BBQ smokers, and astronaut ice cream makers all have in common? 


    They all require temperature monitoring in extreme temperature ranges. With today's release of our Expanded Range Temperature Sensor, this accessory is an excellent addition to either the Cellular, Wifi, or Solar Editions. 


    The probe measures between -200°C to +600°C. This opens the doors of possibility to monitoring critical temperature ranges for everything from biopharmaceuticals to the perfect rack of BBQ ribs. 


    For more information and photos, please review our press release:

    Temperature@lert Releases Expanded Range Temperature Sensor



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  • Time to think about protecting that winter vacation home

    Cellular Edition helps vacation home owners and property managers protect homes in the winter.


    It’s that time of year again. The leaves have turned and are mostly gone in many parts of the country.  And early snow has already surprised some states.  For some, thoughts turn to winterizing vacation homes.


    One way we at Temperature@lert know winter is coming is we see an increase in Cellular Edition temperature monitor orders.  Hundreds of cost-conscious folks find us each year to join the leagues of customers who turn on their Temperature@lert Cloud Server cellular service this time each year.


    The Cellular Edition provides the final line of notification defense when heating systems fail and water pipes are in jeopardy of freezing.  Combining reliable cellular networks with battery back-up operation and fault tolerant Sensor Cloud alerting tools, the Cellular Edition lets vacation home and property managers know when temperatures are getting dangerously low.  Even if the power goes out, the Cellular Edition keeps sending out temperature readings and alerts and will even let you know the electrical power goes out before temperatures drop.  And if for some reason the signal cannot get through, the Sensor Cloud can send an alert letting you know the device has not checked in for a few reporting cycles.


    The newly released Water Leak Sensor can also be ordered to be used with the Cellular Edition; it lets you know when there’s a plumbing problem.  And Temperature@lert’s iPhone and Android Apps help bring the information to your smartphone wherever you are.


    To learn more about the Cellular Edition and other Temperature@lert products, check out the Cellular Edition page on our website at Link to Temperature@lert website .

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  • What do RVs, Pets and Temperature@lert Have in Common? We're all in this month's MotorHome Magazine

    We have a diverse group of customers, ranging from IT professionals to vacation homeowners to hospitals and medical offices to farms, and all tell us how much they appreciate our products.  None is more loyal and complementary however than a small but growing, highly complementary flock of pet owners who travel in their RVs and motor homes in the warm summer months.

    Author and Chief Content Officer Bob Livingston explains why in the November 2011 issue of MotorHome Magazine, where in his TechSavy Hands On section he describes his experience with RV owners tool of choice, our Cellular Edition.  Describing the Cellular Edition as, “a very powerful tool that’s not only fun to use but is also a dandy device for keeping tabs on critical information,” Bob discusses his experience and conclusions after extended testing.

    To read more about why the Cellular Edition is attracting more and more loyal RV and motor home customers, especially those traveling with beloved pets, read Bob’s full review at Full MototHome Review

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