Rising business competition and increased regulatory concerns have driven more organizations to pursue temperature tracking technologies to meet compliance and competitive demands. Data loggers generate a vast deluge of precise information pertaining to seemingly mundane parameters help design transformative and winning business models. Parameters such as temperature effect the molecular orientation and chemical composition of goods, making food more dangerous, pharmaceutical drugs less effective and livestock more susceptible to disease. Maintaining prescribed environment or ambient conditions help business create businesses practices that increase the quality and success of their products . For this reason, progressive organizations across a range of industry verticals have been and continue to pursue a data-driven approach to monitor temperature and proactively address environmental quality concerns for maximum profitability. Seven industries at the forefront of temperature monitoring include:
Pharmaceutical and Healthcare
Temperature tracking using data loggers connected to a centralized information repositories is a critical compliance requirement for healthcare institutions. Improperly stored medicine is not only ineffective but it can also be costly for organizations to devote human hours to manually monitoring ambient conditions. Wireless data logging happens automatically, creating logs and records that ensure safe storage, prevent damage, reduce labor costs and prolong useful life of valuable and rare medicines, blood and other healthcare necessities. IoT temperature monitoring solutions reduce the overall cost as well as improve quality of patient care by maintaining stable environmental conditions in pharmacies, blood banks, laboratories, patient and operation rooms.
Silicon chips keep accommodating more transistors to boost server capacity and speed – actually, increasing two-fold per square inch every 18 months according to the prevalent Moore’s Law. Millions of transistors embedded into small Integrated Circuit chips naturally dissipate immense heat upon processing computing operations with super-fast circuit switching. Datacenters containing server stacks house colossal centralized A/C systems to cool and maintain optimum operating environment for energy-hogging silicon chips. Any fluctuation in temperature can have huge monetary implications because of resulting service failures. A study in 2013 found that 93% of Datacenters that had more than 10 days of downtime went bankrupt. Data loggers are often a secondary or tertiary defense in the case of a power outage, failing A/C system or to diagnose HVAC gaps.
Food and Restaurant
Taste and quality of commercial delicacies is often attributed to experience in cooking and ultra-secret recipes. From a scientific perspective, it is the chemical composition of molecules in the food that establishes taste quality. Storage and cooking temperatures determine how well the end-product attains optimum chemical composition and the resulting taste. The ‘Danger Zone’ is also another factor that influences the characteristics of food, by allowing potentially harmful bacteria license to grow and thrive. Data loggers with internet connectivity inform kitchens, grocers, and food production companies that optimum temperature requirements have been met throughout the entirety of the food preparation lifecycle.
Temperature monitoring with IoT technologies give farmers universal connectivity to allow livestock farmers and meat processors the ability to remotely observe and control the quality of herds. Barns or animal shelters often get dangerously hot from increasingly warm summers and increased barn and animal shelter density. These conditions can have an adverse effect on meat quality, increase chance for spread of disease and often can kill young or weak animals prematurely. With an increasing eye on livestock handling, temperature monitoring with data loggers allows farmers to preserve their profitability and their herd.
Animal shelters and transporters have also been at the forefront of temperature tracking
Shipping and logistics
Transportation of valuable perishable and other temperature-sensitive goods is a multi-billion dollar business. But temperature tracking in logistics does more than enabling profitable businesses. Logistics companies rely on advanced temperature monitoring systems to ensure ideal storage environment is maintained through the transportation journey. And the risk of exposing these goods often goes beyond financial losses to customers and the resulting brand reputation damages. For instance, failure to maintain ideal storage temperature for hazardous and explosive chemicals risks lives of the transportation crew and people situated near the transportation vehicle.
Commercial and Rental Properties
Temperature monitoring systems at home and buildings indicate more than a fault in HVAC systems, they can also be a sign of dangerous conditions that can impact real estate value for years to come. With the unprecedented value proposition of promising cost-effective, accurate and personalized temperature control system. The consumer market is more tech savvy than ever before and prefer the convenience of controlling anything and everything from the palm of their hands. Smart temperature control system with data loggers present at the front line and integrated with a strong backend network performing all the necessary computing operations help achieve just that. The industry is booming as a result, expected to reach $490 billion at a compound annual growth rate of 67 percent by the year 2019.
Temperatures run high when the manufacturing plant fails to produce to desired specifications. And why not, if erroneous production causes immediate financial losses, compromises customer trust and damages brand reputation. For this reason, manufacturing companies from the largest IoT market pursuing initiatives such as smart manufacturing and connected supply chains. Data loggers collecting information from sensors monitoring temperature continue to drive these initiatives by allowing these companies to maintain optimum manufacturing environment.
Recording temperature wirelessly is just one of many applications businesses are using IoT products to solve. To learn more about tracking pressure, humidity, light and more, stay tuned for more blog posts our subscribe to our weekly newsletter.