The client, Summers Deli, is a small deli from San Diego (CA) that wants to ensure chilled and frozen food storage. The deli has to fulfill the USDA guidelines saying that if refrigerated equipment goes down, they must discard perishable food such as meat, poultry, fish, eggs after 4 hours without power. So power loss leads to lost revenue and disrupted business activity.
Like other delis, Summers Deli was interested in establishing a system that would help avoid equipment failure and ensure compliance with the strict standards regarding the safety of food storage.
DCS, a telecommunications service provider, took the initiative and offered a monitoring solution that keeps the equipment at optimal temperature and sends a notification when a problem occurs.
DCS provided Summers Deli with the MiSensors solution that is easy to install, affordable, and expandable. The solution collects data from sensors, sends it to the monitoring system and generates alerts in case of emergency. It is capable of:
The solution consists of hardware and software components.
The MiSensors solution is based upon the following components:
If the temperature is too high, the app will send an alert and show the exceeded temperature threshold. The user can click on an alert and make it resolved.
The data is processed by the custom-made MiSensors platform.
Direct Communication Solutions has built a commercial refrigeration monitoring system that alerts its users once temperatures fall out of acceptable range, eliminating any further possible risks.
Doors are no longer left ajar by employees or customers. As a result, the deli gets properly stored products and reduced energy consumption.
The solution is low-cost and easy to install, which makes it a perfect choice for small delis that have to compete with better-capitalized restaurant chains.
The installed real-time equipment monitoring and timely alerts help avoid food spoilage and extra energy costs.