One of the great things about living in the age of technology is having cool new things that help keep us safe. And as pet parents, looking out for our pet’s safety is always our first priority. Keeping them safe at home can be easier than keeping them safe while out on the road. That’s why these fantastic remote temperature monitors are great for pet safety in cars and in RVs.
We also know how dangerous it can be to leave our pets in the car, camper or RV. Because of that we often decide to leave our pets at home. That’s when we realize how great it is to have technology on our side.
Enter the Nimble Pet Temperature Monitors.
This handy device will allow you to see the temperature inside your RV or car on your phones or tablets while you’re away. What’s even better is that they will send you an alert if it the temperature rises or dips below your set limits.
What You Need to Know about Nimble Pet Temperature Monitors
- Cellular Coverage Needed: In order to get alerts to you, the monitor is enabled with a connection to the Verizon network. You don’t have to have to have Verizon, they can send emails and text messages to any other network. But there is a $19.99 monthly monitoring fee for their service. However, there is no contract, so you can turn the service on or off at any time during the months you’re not using it.
Also, make sure to check that there is service where you are staying. Thankfully, Verizon has pretty good nation-wide connection, but there are still spotty areas. Plus, don’t forget to check your personal coverage as well. Just because Verizon works it doesn’t mean that another network will. Meaning your Nimble Monitor’s alerts could be falling on deaf ears while you’re out of range.
- Built-In Battery: The Nimble monitor usually runs on a USB wall adapter (or you can purchase a 12v adapter for an outlet), however if the power goes out you don’t have to worry. The built-in battery will run for 1-2 days on a single charge. Plus, the battery will charge anytime it’s plugged in, so if you need to move it from one vehicle to another for a day, you can rely on the battery instead of having to plug it up.
- Test it Out & Pad the Temperature Threshold: Make sure to put the device to the test before you try it out for real. Set a temperature to something that will go off quickly and then wait. You should end up getting notice (usually within 30 seconds of it being too hot or cold) via text or email.
Don’t forget to give yourself a few extra degrees to allow you plenty of time to reach them before the temperatures get too dangerous. If you’re very far away or run into traffic, you may need the extra time to get back to them. After you get the first alert you will get follow up alerts every 5 minutes until the monitor reads a safe temperature.
As always, no device can take place of being aware of the weather, extreme heat or cold as well as chances of severe storms. Technology like this does help us have peace of mind while we’re out and about.
Do you use a Nimble Monitor or one like it? Let us know what you think of it in the comments below!