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Cloud Technology and App Enable Easy Uninterrupted Monitoring of Commercial Greenhouses

ASTON, Pa., March 28, 2017 – The Sentinel™ system from Sensaphone® uses cloud technology to provide supervised 24/7 remote monitoring of environmental conditions and unattended equipment at commercial greenhouses. With the Sentinel system, operators easily can access the status of all conditions in real time from any device and at any time.

The Sentinel system’s user-friendly cloud functionality lets greenhouse managers change settings, disable alarms and readjust temperature limits right from the Sensaphone iPhone/Android app or sensaphone.net. The cloud-based Sentinel remote monitoring system also makes it easy to calibrate temperature sensors.

The system constantly communicates a signal to the Sensaphone cloud to validate its online status. If the communication link is interrupted – for example by a power outage or an employee accidently switching off the unit – the system generates an alarm indicating that Internet connection is lost or that there is a cellular communications problem. Users are alerted about the disruption through phone, text or email.

“With the app, greenhouse growers can manage their entire monitoring operation right from their smartphone,” said Rob Fusco, Technical Support and Service Manager at Sensaphone. “And because the Sentinel system is cloud-based, it essentially supervises itself."

The Sentinel system can also be used as a data acquisition device. Unlike traditional monitoring devices that store data internally and overwrite older information, the cloud-based Sentinel allows unlimited data logging that users can view, graph, print and export.

Only one unit is required to monitor up to 12 different environmental and equipment status conditions including:

  • temperature from -109 °F to 168 °F (-85 °C to 76 °C),
  • humidity,
  • water detection,
  • power failure
  • and more.

The standard Sentinel system is Ethernet-based, but it is also available with a cellular option for remote locations where Internet connectivity is unavailable.

Download the ebook below to learn more about protecting your greenhouse from environmental threats.

About Sensaphone

Sensaphone® offers a comprehensive line of remote monitoring products that safeguard valuable assets by tracking critical environmental data such as temperature, humidity and power failures. Sensaphone products provide alerts and proactive monitoring data to homeowners and facility managers in many areas including telecommunications, oil and gas, water and wastewater, HVACR, agriculture, healthcare, data centers and greenhouses. More than 400,000 Sensaphone systems are in use today around the world, and they continue to be manufactured in the USA. For more information, call 877-373-2700, email contact@sensaphone.com or visit www.sensaphone.com.