What would you use to remotely monitor crocodile eggs? In Darwin, Australia, they’re using Valarm! The photo above gives you an idea of the thousands of crocodile eggs in incubators. The environmental conditions in these incubators are closely monitored – factors like temperature and humidity are key. Here’s some more pictures of the remote monitoring operation below.
In order to remotely monitor the crocodile eggs, they’re using:
- Valarm Pro app
- Sony Xperia U ST25 Android phones
- Yoctopuce Yocto-Knob Sensors
- Valarm Sony Y Cable for OTG+Charging
The Valarm Pro app is a telemetry solution that allows crocodile folks to monitor various switches in remote trailer buildings full of crocodile eggs. This solution uses the Valarm Pro app running on an Android device with a Yocto-Knob sensor for monitoring knobs, switches, potentiometers. If any of the settings / switches go to an unwanted setting (e.g., power gets turned off) then the Valarm Pro app sends text messages to the appropriate managers so they can immediately come fix the system before losing their assets! Valarm works well for this scenario that’s quite far away from civilization, yet there’s cell network coverage available. Additionally, Valarm telemetry and sensor solutions send email alerts and upload all environmental information (e.g., for water monitoring systems and solutions) to the Valarm Tools Cloud in real-time.
This is an uncommon application of Valarm that we loved hearing about. It wasn’t what we envisioned when we designed and built Valarm after Lorenzo’s motorcycle was stolen but hey, that’s part of the fun of start-ups. We always enjoy hearing your ideas from around the world on how to use Valarm – often thinking we wouldn’t have thought of that application, but certainly we can do it – monitor anything, anywhere!
How are you using Valarm sensor and monitoring solutions? Please don’t hesitate to contact us, send us pictures or a video and let us know!