Published on January 20, 2019
Let’s start by defining what remote temperature sensors are. A remote temperature sensor something that is
In addition to these features, it must sense the temperature and have means to share the measurement. These properties make a sensor good candidate for the purpose.
We at Meazurem use hardware called RuuviTag. RuuviTag sensor is a high quality product that has all the properties we could ask for. It can be placed in a distant location and it will share the temperature wirelessly.
Now that we understand what remote sensors are, let me explain how the system works. The system here is the setup that makes your sensors wireless online sensors. This way you can check the temperatures and other environmental variables online.
Each remote sensor is sensing the temperature/humidity/pressure and transmitting the data in a wireless way. This means that there has to be something that is listening the broadcasted data.
Meazurem Gateway is such a piece of software. The gateway is constantly observing the data from the remote sensors and processing it.
After the gateway has received the data, it will upload it to the cloud. Meazurem Gateway can upload data up to once per minute. This means that the information you get is always up-to-date and gives you the correct view of the situation.
The cloud functionality allows you to check the temperature, humidity and pressure remotely with your phone. The phone app reads the information from the cloud so that your phone doesn’t have to communicate with the gateway or the actual sensors.
Meazurem works also as a remote temperature logger since each data point is uploaded to the cloud. The cloud storage contains the history of your data. You can come back to the historic data and observe trends.
Temperature/humidity/pressure information that is always online has several use cases. I will give you some examples that might fit for your needs. These examples cover just a small set of use cases where you could use the online availability of sensor data.
Monitoring home temperature has great benefits. We wrote separate article about those: 5 reasons for remote home temperature monitoring. Some other examples inside house include:
Having data about the environmental conditions outside your house has great benefits. For example:
They say pets are family members. Shouldn’t you make sure your loved ones are taken good care of? Here are some examples how you could improve their well-being:
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