How to choose a continuous-temperature monitoring system
Find out how to choose the best continuous temperature monitor sensors for equipment management to prevent loss events.
Thermonitor Continuous temperature Monitoring Device
It takes a lot of attention to detail to own or manage a restaurant. The success of a hospitality business depends on a proactive approach to every aspect of operations. This includes ensuring timely delivery of produce and meeting the needs of clients. Equipment management is often overlooked in a fast-moving, high-touch business like hospitality. This can lead to lost events and failed audits.
Restaurants have turned to IoT temperature sensors to automate refrigeration management. Remote temperature sensors are being used by 5% of restaurants to monitor inventory and equipment temperatures. There are many options available, and not all sensors will be suitable for every restaurant. It is important to fully understand the different options before you commit to any sensor system.
What’s included in a remote temperature monitor system?
Three main components should be included in continuous temperature monitoring systems:
The sensors measure and transmit temperature and humidity data to a central hub.
This information is processed by the hub and sent to the cloud.
Software interprets the sensor data and displays it to you.
What is the working principle of remote temperature monitoring systems?
The industries that use sensor technology are as varied as the technologies they can be used. Operators determine which sensor is best for their needs based on a variety of factors such as cost, range, reliability, and durability. The following are the main categories for temperature monitoring systems:
Temperature monitoring by hand
Thermometers are the most popular method of temperature monitoring. Because of their ease-of-use and accessibility, thermometers have been the industry standard over many years. They can be placed almost anywhere by staff with little installation time and no worries about batteries or networks. They are also extremely inefficient and expensive in terms of time, despite the fact that they contain very little information.
Sometimes readings can be inaccurate due to incorrect calibration, human error, and changing conditions such as rapid opening and closing refrigerator doors during service. This data can be logged with pen and paper for pencil whipping.
Wired temperature monitoring solutions
Ethernet is used to transmit data via wired sensors that are embedded in the infrastructure of environments. Wired solutions can be costly to install and are difficult to update or change. They also don’t work well with refrigeration equipment that needs a tight sealed environment.
Temperature monitoring via Bluetooth or WiFi
These sensors were the first generation digital continuous temperature monitors. However, they struggle with connectivity due to Bluetooth and WiFi signals being unreliable in dense environments and through metal-plated doors and thick walls.
Thermonitor sensors transmit data using a radio signal that is long-range and low power, which is not the case with Bluetooth. They are therefore more reliable in dense environments, can penetrate thick walls and doors such as those found on low-boys, coolers and freezers, and are more reliable than Bluetooth.
Thermonitor Wireless Temperature Monitoring Sensors
Thermonitor uses Thermonitor-enabled sensors that were designed with operators in mind. Let’s take a look at some of the features that make Thermonitor an excellent choice.
Connectivity Managers and operators are kept informed by Thermonitor via our interactive dashboard, tablet display, SMS and email notifications, as well as phone notifications depending on your requirements.
Range Our proprietary technology, designed, developed and manufactured in the UK, allows Thermonitor to consistently read even in distances other systems consistently fail at, we use repeater technology to boost the signal ever further where required.
Scalability Thermonitor has no minimum order requirements. You can buy as many units as you need to safeguard your inventory. Wireless temperature and humidity monitoring, as well as temperature alerts, are benefits that we recognize all restaurants can benefit from, including large QSR chains and local diners.
Are you interested in working with Thermonitor
Thermonitor provides unparalleled access to refrigeration conditions. This protects equipment and ensures compliance with health departments. It also prevents food waste. Join Thermonitor to improve the restaurant industry, one sensor at time.
You can order a wireless temperature monitoring system online or request a demonstration or free trial to learn more about how Thermonitor could help streamline your restaurant’s operations.