Organic and natural products retailer LifeSource Natural Foods has implemented Lizard Monitoring’s next generation wireless temperature monitoring system and put it to the test.
Lizard Monitoring’s wireless, plug, and play technology provides accurate, reliable temperature monitoring and notification at a significantly lower cost than competing systems. It is a technology applicable to many situations where precise monitoring and reporting of temperatures is critical.
“We’ve been using the Lizard system to monitor our food cases and remote containers to ensure that they remain within a controlled temperature range,” says Alex Beamer, owner of Life Source Natural Foods.
“We were impressed with how easy it was to install and its simple interface. The ability of the system to alert us if temperatures are too high or too low helps us save product and money. The savings more than pay for the cost of the system over time.”
Lizard’s system utilizes rugged battery powered wireless sensors with a multi-year battery life. System sensors can be user-installed in minutes by simply locating sensors where desired. Systems auto configure and temperature data are transmitted wirelessly through an Internet connected gateway and stored using cloud-based technology.
Notifications of situations where a temperature exceeds a user set limits for a user set period of time can be sent via text message, email, and voicemail to registered users as desired. Users can also view current and archived temperature data via the Internet using the secure Lizard Monitoring website or with a smartphone from anywhere.
“The food industry is seeing a much bigger emphasis on food safety regulation,” says Rupert Prince, CEO of Lizard Monitoring. “We saw a critical need for a simple, wireless, low-cost temperature monitoring system and created one that is state-of-the art.”
The Lizard Monitoring system is easily scalable from small coffee shops needing a few sensors to the largest institutions requiring several hundred sensors. The radio signals are robust enough to penetrate freezer cases, yet coexist with other local wireless systems and networks without causing network interference. Systems are self-healing and simultaneously report system health, battery status, and power outages.