Depending on the situation, users might want to monitor the room or building that houses their cold storage units or the refrigerators and freezers themselves. Magnetic reed switches are used with monitoring systems to detect unauthorized entry or intrusion. They are usually installed on doors or windows to detect opening and closing. Placing them on the doors of cold storage units can let users know when they are opened during off hours or if they have not been closed at the end of a work day or shift.
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Explore This IssueOctober/November 2018
It’s vital for public health to keep perishable food products within the recommended safe temperature range throughout the cold chain. Remote monitoring systems and data loggers protect food inventory 24/7 and provide an audit trail documenting storage at proper temperatures. Because these devices are inexpensive and easy to install and maintain, they are a cost-effective way to prevent a potentially devastating problem.
Fusco is director of business development with Sensaphone, a developer and manufacturer of remote monitoring and alerting systems. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org or 877-373-2700.