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How does a Temperature Alert System Work?

Written by Chris Potts | 1 Feb 2024

Temperature Alert System

Temperature Alert Systems are essential tool for monitoring the temperature of various equipment, appliances and environments. These systems promptly send alerts when specific temperature thresholds have been exceeded, preventing companies from being caught off guard. Whether it's sudden weather changes or equipment failures, temperature monitoring is crucial in order to maintain the quality of goods and services in various sectors.

To illustrate the significance of Temperature Alert Systems here are a few examples:

1. External Office Areas: During icy winter conditions, office carparks and pathways can become hazardous. By monitoring external temperatures, maintenance teams can receive timely warnings to grit these areas.

2. Farms and Agriculture: Sudden drops in temperature can negatively affect crops, such as vineyards and orchards. Temperature alert systems can help agricultural owners take preventive action and deploy frost protection systems.

3. Manufacturing: Incorrect heating can have adverse effects on products. By sending alerts to the maintenance team, they can adjust oven temperatures or prevent further heating to minimise waste.

4. Chemical Industry: Some chemicals deteriorate quickly in warm conditions and require cold storage. An alert system can notify teams to adjust temperature controls or relocate contents to a different cooling area.

5. Leisure Centres: Temperature alerts are beneficial for maintaining optimal swimming pool conditions. Alerts can warn maintenance teams if the pool temperature becomes too cool, potentially upsetting customers, or too warm, wasting energy unnecessarily.

6. Fridges / Freezers: Monitoring fridges ensures stored goods can be moved when failures or accidental switch-offs are detected.  

So, how does our system work?

Our temperature alert system utilises the latest wireless sensor technology to measure temperature. These long-range, low-powered wireless sensors can be quickly installed even in areas without WiFi or 4G. The collected data is transmitted via a 4G gateway and stored in a secure online portal that registered users can access through their smartphones, PCs, or laptops. This portal provides real-time and historical temperature data through intuitive dashboards and charts.

Temperature thresholds can be set to alert your response team whenever breaches occur, ensuring you have ample time to take evasive action. Alerts can be received by phone call, SMS and email.  

What benefits does a temperature alert system provide?

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Having early warnings offers several advantages, including safeguarding product quality, preventing costly equipment downtime and waste, and optimising processes and resource utilisation.

Temperature fluctuations can compromise the quality of your goods.  Being promptly notified allows you to implement the necessary changes to ensure that your products remain within the appropriate temperature range.

Implementing a temperature alert system eliminates the need for regular manual checks, freeing up staff time to add value in other areas of the business.

How can you benefit from the temperature data provided?


The temperature data collected by our solution aids regulatory compliance, improves decision-making, and provides peace of mind.

With the system, you no longer need to measure and record temperature readings manually or worry whether they've been completed properly. The system performs these checks accurately and reliably 24/7, simplifying compliance with regulatory standards and avoiding costly penalties.

You can also make decisions based on the data collected.  No more guesswork. Use historical data to make informed decisions and stay ahead of the curve. For example, if a fridge fails and you're unsure how long it's been exposed to temperatures 8°C and above, it's always better to err on the side of caution and throw the food away.    However, with a monitoring solution, you can confidently decide what action to take, as the data collected will clearly show whether the 4 hour mark has been exceeded.   

Which means that automated monitoring not only brings peace of mind but the data can be shared with a wider audience and  be used to reassure your customers and stakeholders, helping to build trust and enhance your brand reputation.


Checking conditions manually is prone to human errors, time consuming, inefficient and unreliable. Implementing a robust temperature alert system is far more effective and efficient method; and helps to reduce the burden on staff, allowing them to concentrate on more meaningful tasks.   Data collected can also improve decision making, reduce waste and improve overall product quality.  

If you would like to know more information or a demonstration of an Automated Monitoring Solution, please get in touch with us.  You can find all our contact details by clicking on the contact us tab at the top right of this page. 

Topics: Wireless Automated Monitoring

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