Sensaphone remote monitoring systems can be connected to a variety of sensors and accessories to keep tabs on basic environmental conditions such as temperature, humidity and water detection, security and power failures. All of these sensors require one of four output types to work with Sensaphone devices: 2.8k, 10k, dry contact (digital), or 4-20mA (analog). In addition to monitoring those sensor outputs, some Sensaphone devices can monitor pulse counts and runtimes — useful capabilities for water/wastewater and HVAC applications.
Leaking water can quickly ruin your business facility and its contents, and the cost to repair all of that damage rises rapidly if you don’t address the problem immediately. You have to act fast to find the source, stop the flow and address the water-logged mess before it grows and gets worse.
Warmer weather is here at last! Spring is an exciting time of renewal and growth. But it is also the busiest time of year for commercial greenhouse growers.
The Sensaphone Sentinel has found a home in many varying applications...from monitoring valuable greenhouse inventory to monitoring the temperature in refrigerators storing critical vaccines during a pandemic. The Sentinel also monitors many pump and lift stations that keep the water running in your community and to the livestock in farms and barns. Most often our products are installed by trained installers or electricians, but they are actually simple enough to be installed by most do-it-yourselfers.
Food processing plants require large amounts of water for multiple activities, including washing, rinsing, cooking, disinfecting, bottling, canning and packaging. Incoming water must be treated to ensure safety and quality before it comes into contact with food products. And wastewater generated from food production must be treated before it is used or discharged.
Greenhouse operators, landscapers, horticulturists, golf course managers, farmers, cannabis growing facility personnel and other commercial growers all need to manage irrigation. Remote monitoring can help you use water more efficiently by measuring the amount of water in the soil and sending alerts when moisture conditions fall outside the desired range. This instant notification can prevent under- or overwatering, minimize water usage, promote growth and increase crop yield and quality.
New COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna have brought to the public’s attention the importance and challenges of maintaining ultra-low temperatures for vaccines and other pharmaceuticals. Both vaccines have to be kept at very low temperatures and can be shipped and stored in a specialty freezer for up to six months. In addition, specialty freezers containing the Pfizer vaccine can’t be opened more than twice a day and need to be closed within one minute of opening. And once it’s thawed, the vaccine can only be stored in a refrigerator for five days.
The Sensaphone company got its start because of a sunken boat. Twice in the same year founder Ken Blanchard’s unattended docked boat sank because the bilge pump failed after stormy weather, and the vessel took on water. Ken, an engineer, was motivated to develop a remote device that could monitor conditions and notify people when their boat was in trouble while they were away.