Jonathan Sercu

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As Co-Founder & CEO at Crodeon, Jonathan has a broad knowledge about how sensors are changing our daily lives. Over the past 9 years he has been talking to customers in many sectors, from agriculture to industry and everything in between. Jonathan knows the ins and outs of Internet of Things and what keeps our customers awake at night.

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crane safety for construction sites

Storm & scaffolding: leveraging weather station...

Jonathan Sercu

Storms and scaffolding pose significant challenges to construction sites. While complete avoidance may be impossible, proactive measures to protect your scaffolding (and cranes for that matter) in advance of heavy...

Storm & scaffolding: leveraging weather station...

Jonathan Sercu

Storms and scaffolding pose significant challenges to construction sites. While complete avoidance may be impossible, proactive measures to protect your scaffolding (and cranes for that matter) in advance of heavy...

Level measurement in a container or well

Level measurement in a container or well

Jonathan Sercu

Ensuring accurate level measurement is pivotal in various industries, from temporary water storage to permanent petrol tank installations. In this comprehensive guide, we delve into different sensor technologies, providing insights...

Level measurement in a container or well

Jonathan Sercu

Ensuring accurate level measurement is pivotal in various industries, from temporary water storage to permanent petrol tank installations. In this comprehensive guide, we delve into different sensor technologies, providing insights...

The ease of Reporter: Sumaq's a fan!

The ease of Reporter: Sumaq's a fan!

Jonathan Sercu

Once upon a time, there was a young company in Ghent. Born after two friends joined forces with a mission to bring a cutting-edge product to market. Meet Peter and...

The ease of Reporter: Sumaq's a fan!

Jonathan Sercu

Once upon a time, there was a young company in Ghent. Born after two friends joined forces with a mission to bring a cutting-edge product to market. Meet Peter and...

Protecting fruit tree blossoms

Protecting fruit tree blossoms from freezing

Jonathan Sercu

Monitoring critical temperatures for flower buds cannot be done manually. No one can stay in their field 24/7. Ideally, you should be able to remotely monitor the temperature to protect...

Protecting fruit tree blossoms from freezing

Jonathan Sercu

Monitoring critical temperatures for flower buds cannot be done manually. No one can stay in their field 24/7. Ideally, you should be able to remotely monitor the temperature to protect...

vorstverlet

Adverse weather warning for your construction site

Jonathan Sercu

Nothing is worse than having to shut down a construction site, especially when you could have taken appropriate measures in advance to avoid adverse weather leave for construction workers. Fortunately,...

Adverse weather warning for your construction site

Jonathan Sercu

Nothing is worse than having to shut down a construction site, especially when you could have taken appropriate measures in advance to avoid adverse weather leave for construction workers. Fortunately,...

Crodeon weather station with snow

Real-time Frost Monitoring & Alert System

Jonathan Sercu

Stop losing sleep over frost damage in your crops. Meet Reporter, your new favourite sensor device and frost alert system. It can be used outside, in the middle of nowhere,...

Real-time Frost Monitoring & Alert System

Jonathan Sercu

Stop losing sleep over frost damage in your crops. Meet Reporter, your new favourite sensor device and frost alert system. It can be used outside, in the middle of nowhere,...

Damaged fruit blossoms

Pseudomonas syringae prevention in fruit trees

Jonathan Sercu

Pseudomonas syringae is a big problem in orchards, especially with low temperatures. Pear trees in particular seem to be extremely vulnerable to the bacterial infection. It seems to occur the...

Pseudomonas syringae prevention in fruit trees

Jonathan Sercu

Pseudomonas syringae is a big problem in orchards, especially with low temperatures. Pear trees in particular seem to be extremely vulnerable to the bacterial infection. It seems to occur the...

colourful tulips

Cold storage of cut flowers with temperature mo...

Jonathan Sercu

Specialised cold rooms can provide cold storage of cut flowers, but who checks if the cold room is still working properly? Meet Reporter!

Cold storage of cut flowers with temperature mo...

Jonathan Sercu

Specialised cold rooms can provide cold storage of cut flowers, but who checks if the cold room is still working properly? Meet Reporter!

Crodeon weather station

IoT sensor module with GPS tracker

Jonathan Sercu

Reporter, our solution for easy plug & play remote monitoring comes with built-in GPS tracker that sends out location updates. Keep track of the longitude and latitude of your outdoor...

IoT sensor module with GPS tracker

Jonathan Sercu

Reporter, our solution for easy plug & play remote monitoring comes with built-in GPS tracker that sends out location updates. Keep track of the longitude and latitude of your outdoor...

What is the ideal temperature for a cold room?

What is the ideal temperature for a cold room?

Jonathan Sercu

If you have invested (or are looking to invest) in a cold room, your product must be worth protecting. Different goods however require different cold room temperatures. Keeping meat safe...

What is the ideal temperature for a cold room?

Jonathan Sercu

If you have invested (or are looking to invest) in a cold room, your product must be worth protecting. Different goods however require different cold room temperatures. Keeping meat safe...

Uses of the Crodeon API

Uses of the Crodeon API

Jonathan Sercu

Read all about the Crodeon API.

Uses of the Crodeon API

Jonathan Sercu

Read all about the Crodeon API.

a weather station with api

A Weather Station with API

Jonathan Sercu

A weather station with API typically consists of sensors that measure various meteorological parameters such as temperature, humidity, wind speed and direction, and precipitation. Apart from the sensors it also...

A Weather Station with API

Jonathan Sercu

A weather station with API typically consists of sensors that measure various meteorological parameters such as temperature, humidity, wind speed and direction, and precipitation. Apart from the sensors it also...

4 Things to look for in a temperature sensor with API

4 Things to look for in a temperature sensor wi...

Jonathan Sercu

There are many different reasons why you would want to use a temperature sensor with API. From automating processes to gathering all your data in one place or because you...

4 Things to look for in a temperature sensor wi...

Jonathan Sercu

There are many different reasons why you would want to use a temperature sensor with API. From automating processes to gathering all your data in one place or because you...

marina weather station

A weather station with water level sensor for a...

Jonathan Sercu

Don’t let bad weather knock the wind out of your sails! A weather station with water level sensor for your marina keeps an eye on the boats for you.

A weather station with water level sensor for a...

Jonathan Sercu

Don’t let bad weather knock the wind out of your sails! A weather station with water level sensor for your marina keeps an eye on the boats for you.

WaterProof VITO

How VITO makes Flanders waterproof

Jonathan Sercu

VITO (Flemish Institute for Technological Research) is in charge of the Flanders WaterProof project within the Flemish Blue Deal. All research set-ups are thoroughly monitored and logged, in this blog...

How VITO makes Flanders waterproof

Jonathan Sercu

VITO (Flemish Institute for Technological Research) is in charge of the Flanders WaterProof project within the Flemish Blue Deal. All research set-ups are thoroughly monitored and logged, in this blog...

Why we manufacture in Belgium

Why we manufacture in Belgium

Jonathan Sercu

At Crodeon, one of our core principles is local manufacturing. For us this means we work exclusively with Belgian assembly partners and we have numerous reasons to do so. Read...

Why we manufacture in Belgium

Jonathan Sercu

At Crodeon, one of our core principles is local manufacturing. For us this means we work exclusively with Belgian assembly partners and we have numerous reasons to do so. Read...

Haringvliet bridge renovation: a weather station for construction sites

Haringvliet bridge renovation: a weather statio...

Jonathan Sercu

Our customer Hollandia Infra took part in replacing the bridge valve of the Haringvliet bridge, a thrilling and colossal project. Read all about the project in our blog!

Haringvliet bridge renovation: a weather statio...

Jonathan Sercu

Our customer Hollandia Infra took part in replacing the bridge valve of the Haringvliet bridge, a thrilling and colossal project. Read all about the project in our blog!

What is the ideal server room temperature?

What is the ideal server room temperature?

Jonathan Sercu

Server rooms or data centres have an ideal temperature and humidity range. In this blog we'll be discussing what that range is and why it's so important.

What is the ideal server room temperature?

Jonathan Sercu

Server rooms or data centres have an ideal temperature and humidity range. In this blog we'll be discussing what that range is and why it's so important.

Easy environmental monitoring for a server room

Easy environmental monitoring for a server room

Jonathan Sercu

The art of sustainable server room management is keeping your room at the highest possible temperature without risking your systems to overheat. This is where server room monitoring comes in,...

Easy environmental monitoring for a server room

Jonathan Sercu

The art of sustainable server room management is keeping your room at the highest possible temperature without risking your systems to overheat. This is where server room monitoring comes in,...

Steen Vastgoed and Reporter, a rock-steady duo!

Steen Vastgoed and Reporter, a rock-steady duo!

Jonathan Sercu

Steen Vastgoed uses Reporter to continuously monitor the groundwater levels of various project sites. This both in the preliminary phase to a permit and during the execution of the construction...

Steen Vastgoed and Reporter, a rock-steady duo!

Jonathan Sercu

Steen Vastgoed uses Reporter to continuously monitor the groundwater levels of various project sites. This both in the preliminary phase to a permit and during the execution of the construction...

FKT and Reporter: match made in cold room

FKT and Reporter: match made in cold room

Jonathan Sercu

Jef Ooms of FKT shares his personal experience of using Reporter for several years. Read more to learn how Reporter helps him keep his clients protected against temperature related incidents.

FKT and Reporter: match made in cold room

Jonathan Sercu

Jef Ooms of FKT shares his personal experience of using Reporter for several years. Read more to learn how Reporter helps him keep his clients protected against temperature related incidents.

A weather station with multiple sensors

A weather station with multiple sensors

Jonathan Sercu

Sometimes a standard weather station does not measure all the parameters you would like to measure. Choosing a weather station with multiple sensors can help you fulfill this request. Different...

A weather station with multiple sensors

Jonathan Sercu

Sometimes a standard weather station does not measure all the parameters you would like to measure. Choosing a weather station with multiple sensors can help you fulfill this request. Different...

A power failure detector for your construction site

A power failure detector for your construction ...

Jonathan Sercu

Power outages can be a major problem for construction sites, as they can cause a wide range of safety hazards and disrupt your work. The biggest issues arise when no...

A power failure detector for your construction ...

Jonathan Sercu

Power outages can be a major problem for construction sites, as they can cause a wide range of safety hazards and disrupt your work. The biggest issues arise when no...

Combined pressure and temperature measurement

Combined pressure and temperature measurement

Jonathan Sercu

Temperature and pressure are two of the most critical parameters in industrial environments or the water business. Measuring gas flow for example, without the dynamic duo of pressure and temperature,...

Combined pressure and temperature measurement

Jonathan Sercu

Temperature and pressure are two of the most critical parameters in industrial environments or the water business. Measuring gas flow for example, without the dynamic duo of pressure and temperature,...

Using a weather station on your construction site

Using a weather station on your construction site

Jonathan Sercu

When working outside we're subjected to the elements. Whether it's frost, rain, storm or extreme heat. Knowing the exact weather at your construction site can give more information about what...

Using a weather station on your construction site

Jonathan Sercu

When working outside we're subjected to the elements. Whether it's frost, rain, storm or extreme heat. Knowing the exact weather at your construction site can give more information about what...

Roof climate research

Roof climate research

Jonathan Sercu

In this blog we will discuss how you can conduct the right kind of roof climate research for your client's roof garden

Roof climate research

Jonathan Sercu

In this blog we will discuss how you can conduct the right kind of roof climate research for your client's roof garden

Sustainable irrigation with a water usage monitoring device

Sustainable irrigation with a water usage monit...

Jonathan Sercu

Drought and water scarcity are no longer distant concerns but pressing issues affecting livelihoods. As the demand for sustainable water consumption rises, the answer lies in accessible and affordable solutions....

Sustainable irrigation with a water usage monit...

Jonathan Sercu

Drought and water scarcity are no longer distant concerns but pressing issues affecting livelihoods. As the demand for sustainable water consumption rises, the answer lies in accessible and affordable solutions....

Green roof monitoring

Green roof monitoring

Jonathan Sercu

Monitoring a planted roof can tell us a lot about the current state of a roof garden but also what aspects of these projects could use improvement in the future....

Green roof monitoring

Jonathan Sercu

Monitoring a planted roof can tell us a lot about the current state of a roof garden but also what aspects of these projects could use improvement in the future....

Industrial odour monitoring with a weather station

Industrial odour monitoring with a weather station

Jonathan Sercu

Odour and noise are inextricably linked to an industrial environment. Especially in food preparation, waste processing or other industrial processes, industrial odour nuisance can occur.

Industrial odour monitoring with a weather station

Jonathan Sercu

Odour and noise are inextricably linked to an industrial environment. Especially in food preparation, waste processing or other industrial processes, industrial odour nuisance can occur.

How groundwater level affects cracks and tears in buildings

How groundwater level affects cracks and tears ...

Jonathan Sercu

Cracking walls and tearing foundations have become a serious problem over the last few years. When monitoring cracks in structures or walls with a linear potentiometer, it's worth the effort...

How groundwater level affects cracks and tears ...

Jonathan Sercu

Cracking walls and tearing foundations have become a serious problem over the last few years. When monitoring cracks in structures or walls with a linear potentiometer, it's worth the effort...

4G and solar-powered IoT device: Revolutionizing remote monitoring with Reporter

4G and solar-powered IoT device: Revolutionizin...

Jonathan Sercu

The world of remote monitoring has taken a significant leap forward with the introduction of Reporter, an innovative sensor device designed to bring efficiency and convenience to diverse monitoring projects....

4G and solar-powered IoT device: Revolutionizin...

Jonathan Sercu

The world of remote monitoring has taken a significant leap forward with the introduction of Reporter, an innovative sensor device designed to bring efficiency and convenience to diverse monitoring projects....

Housing requirements for a poultry farm: the complete guide

Housing requirements for a poultry farm: the co...

Jonathan Sercu

In this blog we'll be taking you through the essentials for how to start a chicken farm. Covering topics like laws and regulations (focused on the United Kingdom, the Netherlands,...

Housing requirements for a poultry farm: the co...

Jonathan Sercu

In this blog we'll be taking you through the essentials for how to start a chicken farm. Covering topics like laws and regulations (focused on the United Kingdom, the Netherlands,...

Monitoring heat treatment in cargo containers

Monitoring heat treatment in cargo containers

Jonathan Sercu

When treating containers that are destined to travel overseas, fumigation or an alternative for fumigation is necessary to ensure that no live organisms accidentally travel along. This treatment is carried...

Monitoring heat treatment in cargo containers

Jonathan Sercu

When treating containers that are destined to travel overseas, fumigation or an alternative for fumigation is necessary to ensure that no live organisms accidentally travel along. This treatment is carried...

How to prevent and detect a barn fire in a pig pen

How to prevent and detect a barn fire in a pig pen

Jonathan Sercu

Every year, thousands of animals die in barn fires in the Netherlands and Belgium alone. Other European countries suffer the same fate, significantly increasing the number of horrific animal deaths...

How to prevent and detect a barn fire in a pig pen

Jonathan Sercu

Every year, thousands of animals die in barn fires in the Netherlands and Belgium alone. Other European countries suffer the same fate, significantly increasing the number of horrific animal deaths...

Professionally farming mealworms: how to create an ideal growing environment?

Professionally farming mealworms: how to create...

Jonathan Sercu

Many cultures have known the beetle larva 'mealworm' as a protein bomb for centuries, but now it's up to us. Farming mealworms is a more sustainable alternative to keeping large...

Professionally farming mealworms: how to create...

Jonathan Sercu

Many cultures have known the beetle larva 'mealworm' as a protein bomb for centuries, but now it's up to us. Farming mealworms is a more sustainable alternative to keeping large...

Safeguarding poultry from heat stress: how to recognize and prevent it

Safeguarding poultry from heat stress: how to r...

Jonathan Sercu

For those in the poultry industry, maintaining the well-being of the flock is a top priority. Heat stress is a particularly important risk for poultry, which can severely affect egg...

Safeguarding poultry from heat stress: how to r...

Jonathan Sercu

For those in the poultry industry, maintaining the well-being of the flock is a top priority. Heat stress is a particularly important risk for poultry, which can severely affect egg...

Sustainable blueberry farming: a case study

Sustainable blueberry farming: a case study

Jonathan Sercu

Blueberries consist of 85% water. This means that even short periods of drought are disastrous for harvesting blueberries. The fruit stops growing, and small berries cause the grower to receive...

Sustainable blueberry farming: a case study

Jonathan Sercu

Blueberries consist of 85% water. This means that even short periods of drought are disastrous for harvesting blueberries. The fruit stops growing, and small berries cause the grower to receive...

Connecting a limit switch to the cloud

Connecting a limit switch to the cloud

Jonathan Sercu

A mechanical contact switch, also called a limit switch or limiter switch is used for many different purposes. They allow you to track the status of moving objects like doors,...

Connecting a limit switch to the cloud

Jonathan Sercu

A mechanical contact switch, also called a limit switch or limiter switch is used for many different purposes. They allow you to track the status of moving objects like doors,...

A dew point sensor for remote monitoring

A dew point sensor for remote monitoring

Jonathan Sercu

What exactly is a dew point sensor, and why might you need one? In this article, we'll explore the benefits of dew point sensors and how Crodeon's Reporter can provide...

A dew point sensor for remote monitoring

Jonathan Sercu

What exactly is a dew point sensor, and why might you need one? In this article, we'll explore the benefits of dew point sensors and how Crodeon's Reporter can provide...

The ultimate guide to potato storage monitoring

The ultimate guide to potato storage monitoring

Jonathan Sercu

Keeping potatoes fresh and healthy in long term potato storage is a constant battle. It requires the right conditions (CO2, temperature, humidity) and the right equipment (ventilation). A keen eye...

The ultimate guide to potato storage monitoring

Jonathan Sercu

Keeping potatoes fresh and healthy in long term potato storage is a constant battle. It requires the right conditions (CO2, temperature, humidity) and the right equipment (ventilation). A keen eye...

How KuNa Fish makes fish temperature monitoring a piece of cake

How KuNa Fish makes fish temperature monitoring...

Jonathan Sercu

KuNa Fish, headed by Nadine Demandt, is a fish filleting and packing company based in Zeebrugge. The company specialises in processing (filleting, skinning, deboning and de-scaling) and packing fresh fish...

How KuNa Fish makes fish temperature monitoring...

Jonathan Sercu

KuNa Fish, headed by Nadine Demandt, is a fish filleting and packing company based in Zeebrugge. The company specialises in processing (filleting, skinning, deboning and de-scaling) and packing fresh fish...

Pig suffocation and CO2 poisoning in swine

Pig suffocation and CO2 poisoning in swine

Jonathan Sercu

Every year we hear that pigs died due to suffocation, overheating or barn fires. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the causes of swine asphyxiation.

Pig suffocation and CO2 poisoning in swine

Jonathan Sercu

Every year we hear that pigs died due to suffocation, overheating or barn fires. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the causes of swine asphyxiation.

Wind monitoring and wind speed measurement

Wind monitoring and wind speed measurement

Jonathan Sercu

Wind monitoring can be relevant for a plethora of reasons: keeping festivals safe, tracking industrial odour, doing research on a construction site or monitoring airflow in between buildings. Measuring wind...

Wind monitoring and wind speed measurement

Jonathan Sercu

Wind monitoring can be relevant for a plethora of reasons: keeping festivals safe, tracking industrial odour, doing research on a construction site or monitoring airflow in between buildings. Measuring wind...

Halal HACCP: temperature monitoring in a factory

Halal HACCP: temperature monitoring in a factory

Jonathan Sercu

Like any factory, companies that produce halal food need to follow strict HACCP rules. Temperature monitoring is easily realised with an automatic temperature registration system. Factories that produce halal products...

Halal HACCP: temperature monitoring in a factory

Jonathan Sercu

Like any factory, companies that produce halal food need to follow strict HACCP rules. Temperature monitoring is easily realised with an automatic temperature registration system. Factories that produce halal products...

What is dew point?

What is dew point?

Jonathan Sercu

There are several different ways to measure temperature and humidity, on of those ways is dew point or dew point temperature. We'll help you wrap your head around what exactly...

What is dew point?

Jonathan Sercu

There are several different ways to measure temperature and humidity, on of those ways is dew point or dew point temperature. We'll help you wrap your head around what exactly...

Why you should monitor relative humidity in curing concrete

Why you should monitor relative humidity in cur...

Jonathan Sercu

There's no better feeling than finishing up a project. So you just finished pouring fresh concrete, but now it's important to start monitoring the curing process. As a professional, you're...

Why you should monitor relative humidity in cur...

Jonathan Sercu

There's no better feeling than finishing up a project. So you just finished pouring fresh concrete, but now it's important to start monitoring the curing process. As a professional, you're...

Monitoring archive temperature and relative humidity

Monitoring archive temperature and relative hum...

Jonathan Sercu

When you have a priceless collection of paper artefacts and documents in your possession, you naturally want to keep them safe. Monitoring archive temperature and relative humidity helps you keep...

Monitoring archive temperature and relative hum...

Jonathan Sercu

When you have a priceless collection of paper artefacts and documents in your possession, you naturally want to keep them safe. Monitoring archive temperature and relative humidity helps you keep...

Weather monitoring: measuring wind at a festival site

Weather monitoring: measuring wind at a festiva...

Jonathan Sercu

A violent storm can destroy a lot, unfortunately that damage isn't always just material. It has been a decade now, but the ‘Pukkelpop storm’ brought about a major change in...

Weather monitoring: measuring wind at a festiva...

Jonathan Sercu

A violent storm can destroy a lot, unfortunately that damage isn't always just material. It has been a decade now, but the ‘Pukkelpop storm’ brought about a major change in...

Measuring dew point temperature and relative humidity for glue at construction sites

Measuring dew point temperature and relative hu...

Jonathan Sercu

Would Reporter be able to measure and monitor temperature, RH and dew point temperature? Yes, and more! Whether it's ambient weather conditions at a construction site or the precise temperature...

Measuring dew point temperature and relative hu...

Jonathan Sercu

Would Reporter be able to measure and monitor temperature, RH and dew point temperature? Yes, and more! Whether it's ambient weather conditions at a construction site or the precise temperature...

A professional remote monitoring rain gauge with digital measurements

A professional remote monitoring rain gauge wit...

Jonathan Sercu

As the world becomes increasingly digital, even the weather is being monitored remotely with the help of a professional rain sensor (rain gauge). Whether you're a farmer, industrial site manager,...

A professional remote monitoring rain gauge wit...

Jonathan Sercu

As the world becomes increasingly digital, even the weather is being monitored remotely with the help of a professional rain sensor (rain gauge). Whether you're a farmer, industrial site manager,...