Best practice is to install a wireless automated monitoring solution in areas where sensitive products are transported, stored or in use, that transmits data to an online dashboard that offers 24/7 control.
The need for this varies widely across industries, and quality metrics can be very varied, from temperature to a wide range of environmental conditions. The most common metric is temperature and refrigerated areas are usually the critical first point of installation for wireless automated temperature monitoring and management solutions. Whatever the need in your business there are some common issues you need to consider.
1. Automating your compliance with regulatory reporting standards
Monitoring requirements of different regulatory bodies are unique. If you can automate your wireless reporting it will allow you to make the reporting process quick and easy by leveraging electronic temperature logs, rather than manually completing them for the reporting body. The key is to choose a monitoring system like iMonitor’s that records the history of the temperature logs and stores that information in a central database. This allows you to retrieve historical temperature logs in the event of an audit or event.
2. Avoiding spoilage or waste of high value products
In food manufacturing it might be a key ingredient, in laboratories it might be blood samples, in growing, it might be moisture variance, there are many examples of costly losses that can occur when key metrics are out of normal range. This raises the question, “How can you truly feel confident in the integrity of your products without 24/7/365 uninterrupted monitoring?” The answer is – you can’t. Even with the best employees, human error happens – as do acts of nature – causing power outages. With an automated monitoring solution in place, you can be proactively notified of changes and action them before any losses occur.
3. Empowering your teams to respond in real time
Effective Monitoring requires responsive employees, as well as reliable storage and monitoring equipment. Wireless monitoring ensures these requirements are met, as they are needed. iMonitor’s system proactively notifies key team members via email, SMS, Text – for example, any time sensitive perishables register outside the acceptable range – enabling them to respond when it matters.
4. Avoiding lost entries
Missed logging entries are more frequent than most would like to admit. With shift changes, sick employees or workload changes – monitoring is just one more task. By automating the logging process, this headache and risk is dealt with because iMonitor’s system records automatically, and the hardware is reinforced with a backup battery in the event of power loss or fluctuations.
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