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.
Sensaphone customers have been using the WEB600 for over 11 years. The long life it provides has made it a reliable resource for users monitoring businesses, residences, hotels, HVAC interests and many other applications. The WEB600 comes with six universal digital or analog inputs, so you can monitor conditions such as temperature, humidity and water detection. Like many other Sensaphone products, it provides one output and also monitors for power failures on the circuit where it is installed.
Maintaining an ideal growing environment for cannabis plants is not an easy task. Personnel must monitor a variety of factors to ensure their plants stay healthy. Temperature, humidity, equipment status, CO2, and lighting are only a few of the conditions that need to be monitored 24/7.
If you own or work at a pet daycare or boarding facility, you know how important it is to keep cat and dog guests safe and comfortable. If the power fails or a ventilation system stops working when staff is off-site, the results could be disastrous for the animals and your business. Luckily, there’s a fast, easy way to maintain a temperature- and humidity-controlled environment.
It all started with a sunken boat. Twice in the same year, Ken Blanchard’s unattended boat sank while docked in Somers Point, New Jersey. The bilge pump failed after stormy weather, and the vessel took on water. As luck would have it, Ken was an engineer. He began to think of a way to create a remote device that could monitor conditions and notify people when their boat was in trouble while they were away.
The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged businesses and government facilities in unique ways. Many have to operate under conditions where employees are working off premises. Others have had to limit their on-site staff in order to follow social distancing requirements. Many commercial buildings sit empty, while essential businesses like utility plants must remain operational. It has become more important than ever to monitor these workplaces around the clock to mitigate threats to facilities, equipment and inventory.
If critical vaccines and other pharmaceuticals are stored at an unsafe temperature for too long, they can lose their potency. For patients with chronic illnesses, taking a damaged dosage can be life-threatening. But even common medicines can break down and have harmful effects, and it can be difficult to tell the difference between a compromised product and a safe one. That's why pharmaceutical and vaccine providers must take appropriate measures to ensure all pharmaceutical products are stored at the correct temperature.