Monitor and control the temperature in your greenhouse
Maintaining a controlled temperature within a greenhouse environment is crucial. Extreme temperature fluctuations have a significant impact on the plant’s yield and health. They are also a contributing factor in controlling plant anthesis (blooming).
Keeping your plants alive and healthy requires the best possible growing environment. For proper temperature monitoring and protection, a sensor should be placed at each end and in the middle of your greenhouse.
Spring and summer temperature monitoring
During the spring and summer months, a Sensaphone system can prevent heat buildup within a greenhouse. High temperatures pose many risks to your plants, including:
- Dramatically affects the crops’ ability to produce fruit
- Causes the leaves to wilt
- Severely stresses plants
In addition, an overheated greenhouse can cause the soil to dry out quicker and increase water usage. A Sensaphone system sends an alert when the temperature reaches unsafe levels. These alerts play a key role in maintaining healthy plant production. If a circulation or exhaust fan is having mechanical issues, or the vents fail to open and release heat, users get an immediate notification. A Sensaphone system will notify users, allowing them to take action and potentially save greenhouse inventory.
Sensaphone monitoring systems ensure 24/7 monitoring of greenhouse facilities–to give you peace of mind. Using the mobile app or web-based interface, you can check the real-time status of your system from wherever you are. You can also make programming changes and acknowledge alarms.
Remote greenhouse monitoring helps you save valuable time and money. It also reduces unplanned downtime due to equipment failure or environmental issues. By monitoring temperatures in real-time, you can spot early signs of malfunctioning of failing equipment.
Greenhouse operations that winterize know the importance of a Sensaphone monitoring system. With a Sensaphone greenhouse monitoring system, growers no longer need to routinely and manually check the greenhouse throughout the late fall and winter season. This can be a daunting and costly task, especially for larger facilities.
A Sensaphone system will monitor your greenhouse during critical night hours when temperatures are lowest. Once a heater fails or runs out of fuel, or a tarp is torn during strong winds, time is critical.
In a matter of hours, young plants with weaker root systems can be permanently damaged from the extreme cold. Mature plants are less prone to damage, but long-term exposure can be detrimental. Receiving an early freeze detection alert can save an entire season’s yield of crops and protect valuable plants from frost and freezing conditions.