With busy lives every day, smart temperature sensors have allowed systems to monitor themselves and remove the mundane task of periodically checking manual thermostats. Homeowners can live worry-free, knowing that if there is an issue, the sensor will send a message to the homeowner about the irregularity.
What are the benefits of temperature monitoring?
Temperature sensors can be utilized all around the home for various monitoring uses:
- Kitchen Fridge & Deep Freezers: it’s important to maintain the proper temperature for a fridge or freezer for food safety. During a power outage, the refrigerator’s cooling system is disrupted, and the internal temperature can rise rapidly, potentially leading to spoilage of perishable food items.
- Stove Area: The kitchen is an area where heat can accumulate, especially when cooking or using appliances. By placing a temperature monitoring device above the stove, you can keep track of any high temperature issues, specifically if a burner or stove was accidentally left on.
- Baby’s Room: the sensor can be sure the room is between two ideal temperatures for comfort and safety.
When the sensor recognizes a temperature is out of a specific range, it activates an alert mechanism to notify you of this irregularity. The alert mechanism can vary depending on the device and its features. The classic alert mechanism is an audible alarm — a built-in device that produces a high-decibel sound when a leak is detected. This allows you to hear the alert even if you are in another part of your home or building.
Why upgrade to smart temperature sensors?
With recent advancements, we now no longer have to rely on an audible alarm to be notified of an elevated level of temperature. With Piston Home, temperature sensors can send text messages whenever temperature is recognized as out of a specified range. You can also customize it to send messages to other family members, friends, or even neighbors. This means when you’re on vacation, your neighbor will immediately know of any issues even if you don’t have cell coverage in a remote vacation area. Additionally, the sensors can be programmed to have several lights flash around the house for a Visual Alarm. This catches attention immediately, instead of a ping on your phone that may be ignored for a period of time.
We recommend our customers to get at least one temperature sensor. In the instance you need an area to be monitored, you can simply place a temperature sensor in the concerned area and monitor the area on-the-fly.
How long does a battery last for a temperature sensor?
The batteries in temperature sensors are rated to last ~2 years. When the battery dies, replacement is simple with an easy-to-find CR coin battery. Your Piston Home system automatically recognizes a new battery and will re-connect the sensor to the system.
How can I ensure my sensor is active and working properly?
With Piston Home, you’ll get automatic periodic messages to confirm your temperature sensors are connected to your system. The system will also send you a message whenever any issues occur, such as an accidental network disconnection or dead battery.
Piston Home can help with temperature monitoring
Piston Home can help integrate temperature sensors in concerned areas around your home. Contact us and we can discuss what you need to finish your next project.