Valarm is being used by a variety of commercial farmers that we’re aware of, including vineyards, alfalfa, and strawberries. We thought you might like to see the difference between a Valarm-based Temperature/Humidity monitor vs. the previous “state of the art”.
These photos below are a vineyard weather monitoring system that cost nearly $5000 to install, and $60/month to run and monitor. Not to mention $150 they charge every other year to replace the (totally ordinary and worth $30) sealed lead acid battery!
Note that Valarm’s remote environmental monitoring solution comes in at under $500, a tenth the price! Below are pictures of a Valarm deployment used by an alfalfa farmer in Nebraska to know when to bale hay. With the Valarm Pro app, an Android device, and a meteo weather sensor they know the exact humidity in the fields and receive an alert from Valarm whenever the humidity goes above or below a custom threshold, e.g., 45% – 48% humidity. This deployment also demonstrates Valarm’s flexibility to be powered by solar panels or simply a 12V deep cycle marine battery or even a combination of the two!
Valarm is an open platform that lets you choose the best way for you to gather sensor data, power the system, and upload real-time data to the cloud. Simple, flexible, and cost-effective – look at the difference of what’s inside the 2 environmental monitoring boxes above and below!
See our video on how to set up remote monitoring as well as our other video tutorials for detailed step-by-step instructions on how to deploy Valarm for your monitoring needs. Also, don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.