Temperature Monitoring – is it worth it?
Updated: Feb 23
Temperature tracking and monitoring used to be a luxury. Not anymore. Restaurants, pharmacies, supermarkets, and schools alike, must maintain control and compliance.
Conventionally this would mean carrying out manual checks throughout the day and physically writing the data down on paper. Simple right?
In reality, however, these mandatory checks are tedious and prone to error. Even sometimes forgotten altogether.
– So what is the answer?
Remote temperature sensors or data loggers are now able to completely automate the whole process. These temperature sensors will monitor your cold storage units 24 hours a day so you don’t have to. Better still this information is stored indefinitely allowing you to remain compliant, with comprehensive temperature data.
– So far so good right? But, why spend the money when I have a number of staff who share this responsibility
The answer is simple, wireless monitoring systems today offer much more than just passive monitoring.
– Other benefits include:
Easily create audit trails
Improve the reliability and traceability of your produce
Improve quality control
Minimise stock losses
Store historical data for life
Free up staff time
Reduce running costs by up to 65%
Alongside temperature updates, you will also receive live temperature alerts to warn you of an impending malfunction. Should one cold storage unit fail you will be alerted far before it becomes a major issue and therefore gives you time to act. One breakdown can cost your organisation thousands. Not only in stock but also in the loss of revenue gained from that stock.
Another key feature is data analysis. Having the ability to see which of your cold storage units are too hot or too cold is paramount. As a result of this key indicator, you could save hundreds on your electricity bill by making one small tweak to your cold storage units.
Furthermore, the ability to free up staff time adds up. In fact, we’ve calculated that paying a minimum wage employee to manually check a restaurant's fridges and freezers twice a day costs in excess of £1500 over the course of 1 year. And all that for only two temperature checks a day.
– So how much does a wireless monitoring system cost you ask? Anywhere from as little as £15 a month.
So there you have it. Remote monitoring systems when used effectively can save your organisation time and money. Not to mention the ultimate peace of mind you gain from complete view and insight of your cold storage units. Make the Logicall next step in your monitoring today.
Hopefully, you found this article useful, please feel free to get in touch for more information surrounding wireless monitoring or data loggers.
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