Smart Sensors for Small Farms
Our firm is dedicated to helping farmers succeed. Farming is an inherently risky business:
A greenhouse heater goes out at night,
A meat freezer trips a circuit breaker,
A hoop house overheats in the summer, or
The power goes out in a walk-in cooler.
Our goal is to reduce these risks and bring peace of mind to our farming partners. We provide professional level wireless sensors to monitor environmental conditions, upload that data to a web-based dashboard, and send alerts when critical thresholds are exceeded.
Our equipment is for professional businesses, not for home use. We do the research to match the equipment to your farm and set up the software before it arrives, at no cost, so that you don't waste time or money on systems that won't work for you. All you have to do is plug the equipment in and its ready to go. With your annual software renewals we are always here to help you adjust settings, set up alerts, or trouble shoot problems because we want you to be successful,
How We Do It
By combining sensors with low battery consumption, wireless communication, and cloud based data storage, a farmer can use a smartphone to check a cooler, freezer, hoop house or green house while in the field, at the farmers market, from the house, or on vacation.
Your farm's dashboard doesn't just wait for you to check in, it will email, text or call you if any of the sensors exceed critical thresholds. You have full control over how the thresholds are set, when they are active, and how the dashboard communicates with you. It's like having an employee watching over things when you can't.
Wireless Sensors Monitoring Farm
Data Upload to the Dashboard
Email, Text Messages and Voice Alerts
iMonnit 3.0 Available Dec 3 2019
Monnit is launching a new version of their cloud base dashboard that will be much improved over the 2.0 version. As with many software upgrades, the 2.0 version was not well received by users, and most of us continued to use the Classic version. The new iMonnit 3.0 system will address the issues with version 2.0. The Classic version will still be functional into the spring to help with the transition to the new system.
Calvin Nolt runs a livestock and produce farm and farm store in rural Virginia. The farm has two green houses and three hoop houses. The farm store has a hoop house, walk-in cooler, and numerous freezers. He had been using another sensor system but found that it was not reliable. The new Monnit system has been working well and he is very happy with the system. A few months ago the system alerted him that the temperature was rising in the freezer at the farm store. Turned out that the power was off at the farm store. The alert provided him time to correct the problem before losing lots of valuable product.