“We spend our days at the shop and nights baking custom cakes, cupcakes, bagels and more. When someone accidentally leaves the display case door open, temperatures can go up quick specially in the summer months. Before installing MSG’s temperature sensors, we don’t know until it’s too late, it already happened, and we also do not know how high the temperatures went and for how long. Today, with the alerts we are getting, we can make informed decision, instead of “guesstimating” or being surprised the next day, saving us time and money, and helping us sleep better at night.”
“What meat we actually have in inventory is precious to us and our customers. Our meat CSA is sold out and all our inventory goes to covering the next month and a half of CSA orders. Then we had an ALMOST catastrophic freezer failure. The compressor wasn’t running it’s auto defrost cycle. Frost was building up and preventing airflow. While we spent 9:30am to 4:30pm on the road today, we were getting text alerts on the freezer temp. Because of this, we were able to save 150lbs in ground beef, 150 lbs in steaks and roasts, and 100 lbs in Cornish hens. It would have been catastrophic for our business if it had all thawed out. Don’t put off getting temperature monitoring!! Before this weekend, I would have said it was not necessary- just use a thermometer you can read when you walk by. I will never give anyone that advice again..”
“Our customers trust that the equipment and space they use is maintained at the highest level so they can ultimately produce their best for their customers. In a shared kitchen, we are storing inventory for multiple food service operators and when our equipment fails, we are impacting not only 1 but multiple operators. Before we had the MSG sensors, our previous sensors was just not reliable enough. Now we get a notification when the temperature is rising or is high and can see for how long it’s been high, so we can plan and prevent a bigger problem from happening.”
Restaurant equipment failure or simple human error of forgetting to close the fridge door can cost a shop significant inventory and/or revenue loss. These losses can be prevented or minimized by adding temperature sensors that will send an alert when the fridge has reached a specific temperature allowing you to take action where you are.
Effective greenhouses management is to minimize energy use while preventing crop issues due to temperatures, high humidity and leaf wetness. If the climate is not being measured, growers tend to overcompensate so that no area within the greenhouse falls outside of acceptable perimeters, without knowing whether or not its needed.