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Old 09-07-2016, 05:19 PM   #1
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Temperature monitor for pets

There is a new product on the market called Temp Stick from a company called Idealsciences.com. If you're worried about temporarily leaving your pets and a problem causes the temperature to rise in your RV, this may be the answer. It requires an internet connection and we use ours
with our Verizon hot spot. It will alert you with a text message or email if the temperature goes above (or below) a preset point. Battery operated so it still works if a power failure. One time cost of $149 and no monthly charges. Check it out at Idealsciences.com.
I have no connection with this company. I just think it is a good product that fills a need of pet owners.
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Old 09-07-2016, 05:31 PM   #2
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I like that there is no subscription.
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Old 09-07-2016, 05:47 PM   #3
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Currently, I'm using an ACU-Link with three temperature and humidity sensors to monitor the interior and exterior temperatures of my fifth wheel. I also purchased a small ups unit if I lost power. The ACU-Link also requires an internet connection and I'm using my AT&T Unite mobile hotspot.
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Currently, I'm using an ACU-Link with three temperature and humidity sensors to monitor the interior and exterior temperatures of my fifth wheel. I also purchased a small ups unit if I lost power. The ACU-Link also requires an internet connection and I'm using my AT&T Unite mobile hotspot.
Do you have a link where I could check out this option?
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I purchased my ACU-Link through Amazon.com, but here is a link to the manufacture's website:
https://www.acurite.com/environment-...ity-01059.html

The ACU-link requires an Ethernet connection. You could use a Ethernet to USB adapter if your internet device has a tethering mode. Alas, my mobile hotspot does not support tethering and I had to purchase a Ethernet to WIFI adapter:
https://www.netgear.com/home/product.../WNCE2001.aspx

Total cost for me was $177 + tax
$99.98 for the ACU-Link and three sensors
$76.99 for the Ethernet to WIFI adapter

No subscription fees

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@cgotto1204, thanks so much for the links and suggestions! :thumbup:
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I wanted to post an apology to the original poster, I just wanted to mention what I was currently using.
I was looking for something liken to the temp stick that DSurette reviewed, but couldn't locate any information online. Got the idea for my system while walking through Lowes.
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I wanted to post an apology to the original poster, I just wanted to mention what I was currently using.
I was looking for something liken to the temp stick that DSurette reviewed, but couldn't locate any information online. Got the idea for my system while walking through Lowes.
I appreciate both of your suggestions, I like having more than one option to review
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We have used a product called TempAlert for awhile. Found them when I had to set up remote monitoring of unattended data centers and communications rooms. They have several options for communications and a wide variety if sensors. We use the cell service and haven't had anywhere in the US that it didn't work yet. There is a subscription service but you can put the account to sleep if you don't use it. I recommend them highly.

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If it requires an internet connection then when the power goes out so does the net router so how does it then let you know of the problem, loosing power while I'm out is the biggest fear when leaving the dog in the trailer.
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