FKT from Hoogstraten, Belgium, has been active in the HVAC sector for 30 years with both B2B and private customers. For professional customers active in the food sector, FKT provides maintenance and monitoring of freezing and cooling installations. As such, FKT has already installed Reporters in restaurants, food wholesalers and schools.
Even if you are tech-savvy, it can be nice not to have to make life difficult for once. That's why FKT relies on the simplicity of our sensor module for remote monitoring: meet Reporter.
What is cold room monitoring?
Cold room monitoring means using sensors to monitor temperature, humidity and other parameters in an area where stable climate conditions are required, such as cold rooms, containers or refrigerated storage areas.
FKT: fan of Reporter
We launched our first version of Reporter in 2015, and after 7 years of constructive customer feedback, Reporter got a real makeover in 2022. This wireless sensor device records your parameters of choice. No technical experience is required for installation. Mount Reporter, connect the sensors, instantly view your measurements and Jef’s job is done. Speaking of Jef, let's listen to how he experiences our system.
Long awaited innovation
We asked Jef why Reporter stands out within the world of monitoring systems and is not just another dime-a-dozen alarm system.
It is because of this that Reporter stands head and shoulders above previously mentioned systems. The internal battery keeps Reporter up and running, even during power failures. Moreover, notifications and data are sent over the GSM network (2G + 4G), which is stable and reliable.
No software struggles
Reporter works with a cloud platform that receives all measurement data: the Crodeon Dashboard. The Dashboard is a web application that you can log into 24/7 with your device of choice, as long as it has an internet browser. Custom software installation is entirely unnecessary. Sensor readings are logged live online, giving you a view of the current situation. Historical logs can be downloaded to see how temperatures have changed over the past months or years.
"I have already had problems with classic systems where I had to install software to track measurements. The result: a Windows update and an incompatible tool. With that said, Crodeon's Dashboard surely is a breath of fresh air."
Who needs it?
Companies using indoor climate monitoring and temperature logging technology are restaurants, laboratories, mass caterers, food companies, logistics companies and even farmers or fruit growers. They often have cold rooms or refrigerated storage areas that need remote monitoring.
Thanks to Reporter's built-in alarm function, alarm limits can be configured per sensor. When something goes wrong, you will receive a text message, e-mail or voice call. Setting alarms and measurement intervals happens on the Crodeon Dashboard.
The main reason why companies choose cold store monitoring is to have a reliable alarm system that alerts them in case of a problem. Jef tells us that Reporter has already saved a school from a big financial blow once.
For important things like HVAC monitoring, you have to be able to trust your monitoring system, and Crodeon thanks Jef Ooms and FKT for this trust.
Are you ready to take the plunge into innovative cold store monitoring too? Contact us, we won't give you the freeze!