Top 3 Reasons to Invest in IoT Temperature Monitors
It’s Time to Walk Away From Manual Temperature Logging
1. Accuracy + Action
Manual temperature logging is labor intensive, leaves room for error and creates a stack of paper clutter that, if we’re real with each other, probably just collects dust. By switching to an IoT temperature sensor, you’ll be able to ensure accurate and reliable temperature readings down to double-digit decimal points. No more flipping through loose leaf papers, trying to read someone’s handwriting. Is that a 5 or a 6? A 1 or a 7? When it comes to food safety, every degree matters.
With manual temperature logging, you could also be missing important fluctuations between recordings. How often are you logging your temperatures? Every few hours? What happens in between? You’re left guessing, wondering, or simply assuming everything was okay. But what if it wasn’t?
What if your freezer lost power for a few hours overnight when your store was closed, but came back online? Would you even know?
No more digging through mountains of dusty papers searching for something elusive, or sitting idly by when important action needs to be taken! Real-time IoT sensors + custom dashboards and alerts help paint a very clear picture of your cooling units, so you can address any issues as soon as they happen. If a freezer loses power, the right people are instantly notified so they can quickly take action to save your valuable inventory.
2. Prevention + Maintenance
But not every drop in temperature or humidity is caused by a catastrophic event like a power failure. What if your refrigerator’s compressor is having issues, leading to a gradual loss in its cooling power over weeks or months? With manual logging, you may not notice until the unit was drastically out of range and required emergency maintenance.
Digital logs often come with dashboards that provide visual charts, graphs and alerts. Remember your fridge losing strength? You’ll clearly see the trend line before it ever reaches critical thresholds, allowing you to switch from a reactive mode to a proactive and preventative stance. Now you can keep a closer eye on it or schedule a preventative tune-up to avoid a catastrophic failure, potentially saving you thousands of dollars a year. Better yet, if you use a maintenance work order system, tickets could automatically be created as soon as an issue arises, so you won’t need to do anything at all!
3. Flexibility + Focus
Digital real-time IoT temperature sensors also provide the flexibility to scale your operations exponentially faster than manual logging ever could. With the manual approach, every temperature reading requires hours of employee time each week. The more sensors or units you add, the greater the time demand on your already maxed-out staff.
However, with the automated digital monitoring and logging approach, you’ll be notified when you need to pay attention. The difference between 10 sensors and 10,000 sensors will boil down to just a few extra minutes each month to glance over the extra data on your dashboard.
Having your data stored in the cloud also provides the flexibility to remotely manage multiple locations and distributed operations. With manual logging, transparency across the organization is difficult and remotely managing temperature devices is nearly impossible. IoT sensors make scaling your business operations a breeze.
By eliminating the manual, repetitive, and time-consuming task of temperature logging, you can focus on what is really important — continually serving excellent experiences for your customers. Because in the end, we believe technology should be leveraged to enhance our human connection.
We Promise to Make the Transition Seamless
At ConnectedFresh, we’ll walk you through all of your options and deliver a solution tailored for your business.
CLICK HERE if you’re ready to ditch the clipboards and start automating your temperature logging operations.