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Old 01-14-2021, 09:54 PM   #1
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Pet monitoring

Does anyone have recommendations for an RV pet temperature monitor?
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Old 01-14-2021, 10:17 PM   #2
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RVwhisper.com. It can be a little pricey depending on what you purchase and you need an internet connection but its been great. All kinds of different sensors and you can keep track and be alerted on you phone or tablet.
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Old 01-15-2021, 09:05 AM   #3
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I got the marcell unit from sensored life. Works off cell towers, instead of wifi since signals in parks can be shaky. You set your hi-lo temp. and humidity levels and you will get an alert on your phone if it goes out of your set parameters and also if elect. power is lost. You can also buy a pkg. which allows you to instantly check the temp. (Think it was like $2 per check but well worth it in my opinion)
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Old 01-15-2021, 09:11 AM   #4
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Motorola Multisensor MC4000
It's a cell based sensor that monitors temp, power, light, vibration, humidity and water leaks. At $5 per month it is a bargain.

I've been using one as a home monitor for 3 years (admittedly not for pets) and it has paid for itself with peace of mind several times.

It polls every 20 minutes but in the app, you can poll/refresh instantly if you want.
It sends a text or email within seconds if something goes out of the parameters you've set.

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Old 01-15-2021, 09:52 AM   #5
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I monitor my 3 dogs by observing them. If they are panting they are hot.
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Old 01-15-2021, 11:33 AM   #6
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I have used the Temp-Stick by Ideal Sciences for about 4 years now. It works off wifi, no subscription required and is made and monitored in the U.S. Great technical support. I use my Verizon Jet pack and it works great. You can set temperature and humidity alerts where it will email and/or text you and you can view it anytime with the app.
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Old 01-15-2021, 11:47 AM   #7
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One HUGE thing I forgot to reference about the Motorola Multisensor... it has a small battery cube on the bottom as backup if the power goes out. It will alarm (instantly) that the power is out and continue to do so (at intervals) until the power comes back on or the battery depletes. (usually about 8 hours)

May be important if leaving pets inside a R/V.
(which is a whole other discussion!)

It is important to us as we use ours as a freeze monitor and knowing instantly the power is out has saved our butt on a few occasions. Remote monitors using WIFI and those without battery backup are useless once the power goes out.
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Old 01-15-2021, 09:48 PM   #8
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i just bought this


Govee Wifi Temp monitor


https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1


Connects up to wifi and you have an app on your phone. Sends updates every ten minutes I believe.


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Motorola Multisensor MC4000
It's a cell based sensor that monitors temp, power, light, vibration, humidity and water leaks. At $5 per month it is a bargain.

I've been using one as a home monitor for 3 years (admittedly not for pets) and it has paid for itself with peace of mind several times.

It polls every 20 minutes but in the app, you can poll/refresh instantly if you want.
It sends a text or email within seconds if something goes out of the parameters you've set.



I am in great need of a temperature monitoring system, An inexpensive one. This one from Motorola sounded good so I looked into it, 35% of the people who bought it said it didnít work! Is yours still working?
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Old 08-04-2021, 06:03 PM   #10
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I am in great need of a temperature monitoring system, An inexpensive one. This one from Motorola sounded good so I looked into it, 35% of the people who bought it said it didnít work! Is yours still working?
Unfortunately, after several years of use, Motorola discontinued the monitoring and support of this unit and refunded me the money I originally paid for it. Dang shame because it worked VERY well and had a very affordable monthly fee.

I will likely go with the MARCELL unit now.
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I've been with MarCELL for several years and the monthly fee still isn't bad if you pay yearly ($99). I did discover that my MarCELL was a 3G unit. With 3G being phased out by the carriers, I had to upgrade. Fortunately, MarCELL has an offer to upgrade a 3G unit to a 4G unit for $99.
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We are very satisfied users of Temp Stick. It does everything we want it to do with no monthly fees.
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Old 08-04-2021, 07:38 PM   #13
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We are very satisfied users of Temp Stick. It does everything we want it to do with no monthly fees.
Is it cellular?
Does it monitor power?
Wifi does you no good if the power goes out.
And if the power goes out, A/C doesn't work either and I'd want to know that.
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I use a Wyze cam for video and sound along with a Govee temp sensor. Both require wifi in the RV.
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The Temp Stick is battery powered as is our Verizon hot spot. We do keep the hot spot plugged in but in the event of a power failure it will operate for several hours. We already had the hot spot because campground wifi is so unreliable.
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Has anyone just used a WIFI thermostat? The buy in is not really cheap at around $250 but you then also have the ability to change temps if you want. Or turn it on before you get there for the weekend if you leave it on a site.
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Just a little more information on the Temp Stick. You have the ability to set upper and lower temperature and humidity points where you will receive text and/or email alerts if these points are exceeded. If you lose power and the temperature rises you will get an alert.
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Just a little more information on the Temp Stick. You have the ability to set upper and lower temperature and humidity points where you will receive text and/or email alerts if these points are exceeded. If you lose power and the temperature rises you will get an alert.


I have a unit by proteus that does the same thing, works on WiFi, monitors temperature, humidity, power outage! This works great $99 on Amazon! I have been using other proteus products for years, have had no problems, Techincal support is great! No monthly fee unless you want to pay for more! Text/ email are free and alerts you as well!
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Has anyone just used a WIFI thermostat? The buy in is not really cheap at around $250 but you then also have the ability to change temps if you want. Or turn it on before you get there for the weekend if you leave it on a site.
Does anyone make a WiFi thermostat that works with RV AC/Furnaces? I was under the impression that residential thermostats don't work with RVs.
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Micro-air makes one, not cheap though

https://www.microair.net/products/ea...-rv-thermostat
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