temperature@lert blog

Go Back
  • Free Download: iPhone iOS7 App Update for Temperature@lert Sensor Cloud

    Temperature@lert, the leading provider of real-time, cloud-based environmental monitoring solutions for every industry from food transportation to vaccine storage, releases the latest update of its free iPhone® app for their Sensor Cloud service. Their most recent iPhone app revision boasts an iOS7-inspired design allowing for greater clarity and viewing options with improved graphing functionality.­

    Temperature@lert iPhone iOS7 App

    The Temperature@lert Sensor Cloud iPhone app was originally released in 2009, which provided iPhone users access to their account via app instead of their mobile browser. Sensor Cloud is a service that can place Temperature@lert USB, WIFI, and CELL devices all under one interface providing remote access to its users. The user can view readings on desktop, mobile, or tablet platforms. By logging into Sensor Cloud’s secure web site (www.myalertlist.com), the user can see current conditions, manage telephone, text/SMS and email alerts, create and export reports and logs for compliance, and much, much more.

    Exactly like its predecessor, the latest iPhone app revision is free for all Sensor Cloud users. The app does not include any advertisements or other marketing features. The updated Temperature@lert Sensor Cloud app is now available in the Apple iPhone App Store (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/temperature-lert-sensor-cloud/id432953216). Interested users can try a free demo of Sensor Cloud by visiting: http://www.temperaturealert.com/Remote-Temperature/Sensor-Cloud-Demo.aspx.

    “Having had an iPhone app for our Sensor Cloud users since 2009, iOS7 enabled us to refresh our app in a new and innovative manner,” stated Harry Schechter, Temperature@lert CEO/Founder. “While rolling out several new advanced features within the desktop version of Sensor Cloud, such as audit trails and incidents acknowledgments, we received a great deal of feedback from our current users on how to improve the mobile app. It is great to have a new version of the app that helps to meet more customer needs and we hope to continue improve in future revisions across all platforms!”

    For more information about Temperature@lert, please call 866-524-3540 or visit www.TemperatureAlert.com.


    free Temperature@lert eBook


    Written By:

    Diane Deng, Advertising Acrobat

    Born and raised a Bostonian, Diane graduated with a BS from Boston University in Communications with a specialty in Advertising. Aerodynamic Diane spends her spare time flying in the air through her practice of aerial yoga while pursuing her ALM in Information Technology, Digital Media at Harvard. Not only is she a flying machine but a marketing machine as well. She recently launched her first national cross-promotional marketing campaign. When Diane is not gliding on yoga swings, she swiftly manages Temperature@lert's new media accounts while building client and affiliate relationships. For this airborne gal, she likes her temperature like she likes her aerial yoga, a warm 78 degrees.

    Temperature@lert Diane Deng

    Full story

    Comments (0)

  • Temperature@lert Named as Finalist in 2013 American Business Awards

    TEMPERATURE@LERT NAMED AS FINALIST IN 2013 AMERICAN BUSINESS AWARDS


    The 11th annual Stevie® Awards will be presented on June 17 in Chicago and September 16 in San Francisco.

    Boston, MA – May 9, 2013 – Temperature@lert, a leading provider of real-time, cloud-based environmental monitoringsolutions designed to enable businesses to mitigate temperature-related disasters, was named a Finalist today in the New Product or Service of the Year – Software category in The 2013 American Business Awards for their Sensor Cloud service. Temperature@lert will ultimately be a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie® Award winner in the program.

     

    Sensor Cloud is a web-based Software-as-a-Service product for monitoring the environmental conditions of server rooms, bio-pharma vaccine storages, and commercial refrigerators while providing regulatory compliance data logging and alerting for various environmental sensors such as temperature, humidity, water, and more. The fault-tolerant design helps ensure that sensor data is logged and maintained for years, while the website and free iPhone/Android apps enable access to sensor readings and the ability to edit phone calls, emails, and SMS alerts from anywhere.

     

    Temperature@lert’s Cellular Products have previously won several awards, including a Stevie Gold Award for their Solar Cellular Edition in 2012. However, it is Temperature@lert’s Sensor Cloud that serves as the brains of all Cellular Editions with over thousands of devices deployed and running the service. Temperature@lert's WIFI and USB devices can also be connected to Sensor Cloud for a consolidated view of all sensor readings and alert statuses. Temperature@lert’s mission is to create a cost-effective and fault-tolerant system that will allow any user to monitor their assets at any moment, anywhere.

     

    The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. 

     

    The American Business Awards will be presented at two awards events: the ABA's traditional banquet on Monday, June 17 – in Chicago for the first time, after 10 years in New York; and the new product & technology awards event on Monday, September 16 in San Francisco.

     

    More than 3,200 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Most Innovative Company of the Year, Management Team of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year, and Executive of the Year, among others.  Temperature@lert is nominated in the New Product or Service of the Year – Software category for their Sensor Cloud service.

     

    “Temperature@lert’s Sensor Cloud service directly addresses every industry’s monitoring needs ranging from server rooms, to farms, to medical storage, and even to commercial food transportation operations. We are deeply honored to be recognized as a finalist for our Sensor Cloud service by the American Business Awards,” said Harry Schechter, CEO/President of Temperature@lert. “This honor only further validates the need for remote temperature monitoringbecause everyone should be able to easily prevent temperature related disasters, regardless of type of industry or size of company. We believe in giving you a solution before you even have a problem.”

     

    Finalists were chosen by more than 140 business professionals nationwide during preliminary judging in April and May.  More than 150 members of nine specialized judging committees will determine Stevie Award placements from among the Finalists during final judging, to take place May 13 - 24.  

     

    Details about The American Business Awards and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.   

     


    About Temperature@lert

    Temperature@lert’s temperature and environmental monitoring solutions provide both real-time and historic views of a location’s temperature and other critical parameters through alerts and cloud-based graphs, data logs and reports. This information allows customers to immediately react to potentially disastrous temperature or other fluctuations in critical environments, as well as provide temperature consistency for regulatory and internal process control requirements. Temperature@lert has more than 40,000 devices installed in over 50 countries around the globe. For more information, please visit www.temperaturealert.com.

     

    About the Stevie Awards

    Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.  A fifth program, the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, will debut this year.  Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide.  Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.

     

    Sponsors and partners of The 2013 American Business Awards include the Business TalkRadio Network, Callidus Software, Citrix Online, Dynamic Research Corporation, Experian, John Hancock Funds, LifeLock, PetRays, and SoftPro.

     

    ###

     

    Contact:

    Diane Deng

    Temperature@lert

    866-524-3540 x506


    Full story

    Comments (0)

  • 3 Ways to Monitor Temperature Remotely

    3 Ways to Monitor Temperature Remotely

    Let's face it: On-site monitoring has a number of drawbacks. Unless there is a consistent personnel presence in any business or warehouse, the sole use of "on-site monitoring" fails to address critical benefits that are typically derived fromtemperature monitoring systems. There must be a hybrid of information streams, in which both on-site and offsite employees are informed of temperature fluctuations and/or related failures. These are 3 of the most common added tools for remote temperature monitoring, all of which are provided by the slew of temperature sensor vendors in the marketplace. Be sure to utilize at least one of these remote options to provide access to "out-house" personnel. 

     

    Text/Email/Cell Alerts:

    Although this is standard fare for most temperature sensors, the true value in 'alerting' via text, email, or phone calls is relatively straightforward. These alerts are three distinct notification streams that can be sent to the necessary personnel, whether they're on-site or in a remote location. In contrast to the mobile application, these alerts are a more direct line of communication between the device(s) and the employee(s), and do not require periodic checks. These timely alerts are the first line of defense, and are the most critical "remote access" tools in temperature monitoring. Phone calls are a newer form of alerting, and in fact, many vendors and suppliers have yet to add phone calls to their alerting capabilities.

    TRY IT YOURSELF: TEMPERATURE@LERT TEST PHONE CALL ALERT

     

    Web Interface:

    This is the most critical, and represents the best way to monitor temperature remotely. A web interface provides a 24/7 look into all devices, sensors, and alerting procedures. Logs and reports are easily accessible from any web browser, and all data can typically be exported to a CSV or Excel file. Reports can also be automated with a web interface, and monthly reports can be delivered seamlessly with this expanded function.  


    iPhone/Android Application:

    As the saying goes, "there's an app for that", and indeed, it's now possible to monitor temperatures remotely from nearly any smartphone. This has become relevant for all temperature sensor vendors, and the ongoing evolution of smartphones and mobile applications continues to up the ante for a smooth and simple temperature monitoring "app". With a link to on-site temperature sensors, these iPhone/Android applications provide a live, in-pocket view of temperature data, statuses, and event notifications. The applications can be used anywhere (with cell carrier coverage), and all of the information is consolidated nicely into the application interface for readability. This type of remote monitoring is great for cell phone enthusiasts, and traveling business owners will truly appreciate the in-pocket coverage. 

    Temperature@lert iPhone Application 

    Temperature@lert Android Application

    Full story

    Comments (0)

  • Things I Can't Carry: The True Value of a Smartphone

    Things I Can't Carry: The True Value of a Smartphone

    LinkedIn has an interesting theme running with a few posts titled “Things I carry”. Still, the pockets, briefcases, and purses of today hold many of the same classic “contents” of the past. But where are the differences? The answer is simple: the cell phone. We don’t need to marvel at the cellular telephone as though it’s the 8th wonder of the world, but we’ll admit that smartphones are quite amazing nonetheless. They’re so amazing, in fact, that virtually every one of us carries a smartphone to work, to the gym, to the corner store, and even to the restroom. Fact is, these little boxes are windows, windows that gaze into our lives at every possible angle. From social networks to bank accounts, we can peer into our highly interconnected world.

    The focus on “Things I Carry” can be juxtaposed with “Things I don’t carry”. We don’t carry our bank accounts in our pocket; we carry a window into our account details and status. We don’t carry our social networks in hand; we carry a lens into our friendship circles and connections. The concrete device interacts with these abstract connections, our precious bank accounts and social networks, and gives us peace of mind about our connectivity and awareness. In short, we have access to important details and information (about our lives) at the touch of an app.


    comic courtesy of http://www.kipandgary.com/

    With that in mind, a carried smartphone is a safety net for the things that cannot be carried. Take a server room for example. You cannot carry your server racks to work or to the gym. The things we carry give us peace of mind, but how can we have peace of mind about a server rack that is immobile? How can we gain awareness of the critical information (for a failure or overheating rack for instance) without the server in our briefcase or pocket? If you have any critical piece of infrastructure how is ‘peace of mind’ even possible while the equipment sits alone in an office or warehouse? If it cannot be carried, how can it be monitored?

    Herein lies the hidden value of a smartphone and the “Things it carries”. While the smartphone does not enable (or encourage) me to physically carry my server rack in my briefcase, I am able to tap into the information and status reports from the actual source. By carrying my smartphone, in essence, I can remotely “carry” my infrastructure and be alerted to faults, failures, and other issues by means of a notification. Our iPhone and Android applications for Sensor Cloud follow the same theme; by carrying a smartphone application tied to a stationary system, customers can have peace of mind about their mission critical systems. From commercial freezers, to vaccine storage units, to even a home temperature monitor, a carried smartphone brings status updates and critical events that were only historically available on-site.The mobile device (tablet, smartphone, etc) monitors the immobile devices that we consider crucial to our businesses. The age of remote access is truly upon us, and as a result, alert waves and information streams are as efficient as ever.



    Full story

    Comments (0)

  • Harry Schechter, CEO of Temperature@lert, on Presenting at GLOBALCON

    Last week, Harry Schechter spoke at GLOBALCON on March 7th, 2012 in Atlantic City on "Fault Tolerant Environmental Monitoring Systems Employing WiFi and Cellular Technology in Combination with Cloud Based Logging and Alert Services". This conference's focus was on those involved in the energy field in regards to new technology and strategies.


    From WiFi devices to Cellular devices, Harry explained how it was important to baseline your device for efficient monitoring. After all, one should understand the environment they're monitoring because each room has their own micro-climate. There's a typical behavior pattern that occurs within each of these micro-climates and by baselining one can determine the proper range for their monitoring purposes.


    By integrating your Temperature@lert device with Sensor Cloud, this opens up a door to even more possibilities with monitoring. Sensor Cloud allows the user to be able to monitor remotely. There is also a display map that shows current conditions for all your various devices in varied locations. This is especially useful for those who monitor all over the country. Not to mention the apps for Android and iPhone are available for free download and allows you to monitor from your smart phone.


    Temperature@lert provides cost effective, remote temperature sensing. This is all possible with digital sensors combined with WiFi and Cellular data communication. These systems are dependent on robust power and communication infrastructure. Cloud based data logging and alerting algorithms provide bring fault tolerant security to small and mid sized businesses and individual homeowners.


    Harry thoroughly enjoyed speaking at GLOBALCON and looks forward to spreading the message on the importance of environmental monitoring. If you would like to learn more about this subject, including case studies, please check out our e-book: http://www.temperaturealert.com/Remote-Temperature/Sensor-Cloud-e-Book.aspx



    For more information on the topics presented at the conference: http://www.globalconevent.com/program/2012globalconprogram.html

    Full story

    Comments (0)

  • Last Chance to Tell Us Your Temperature@lert Wants & Needs

    Missed our February Newsletter? Well don't miss your chance to give us your opinions and thoughts...

    Innovation is our passion and we want to know what you truly want and need from our products and services. We understand that you have a busy schedule, but we need your input. If you take our quick five-question one-minute survey, we will reward you with a Starbucks gift card*. Not only will you get to share your opinions but you can get some delicious coffee as well.


    Let Us Know Your Thoughts: February 2012 Newsletter Survey


    *Offer Valid for the First 100 Successful Survey Completions

    Full story

    Comments (0)

  • 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 .

    Full story

    Comments (0)

  • Android Smartphone Users now have Temperature@lert App

    Temperature@lert Cellular, WiFi and USB Edition Sensor Cloud subscribers who use Android smartphones can now enjoy the ease and convenience of checking in on their devices with our latest tool, the Temperature@lert Android App.  It's free and easy to use.  And most of all, it's based on over two years of history with our iPhone app and comes with all the experience and learning that comes with it.  To read the full press release and find a link to the app, go to our Press Room page at Link to full Press Release and App Link .

    And if you're a customer and not yet using our low cost, secure server based Sensor Cloud service for alert notifications including SMS text and voice, drop us a not at info@temperaturealert.com and we'll get back to you with the details.

    Full story

    Comments (0)