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A thermometer tells you
what the temperature
is

A temperature logger tells you
what the temperature
was

Clever Logger will WARN you
of
what is becoming a problem

The key differences

Thermometer

A device that tells you the current temperature.

Ideal for when you only need to know the current temperature.

Temperature loggers are ideal for making decisions where the only thing that matters is what is happening right now. For example, a patient’s temperature right now is the key factor for determining if they are healthy or sick.

For preparing food, they are useful for determining if the product has reached a specific temperature.

Thermometers are a poor choice as an audit tool because they are only valid for the exact moment at which they are used.

Unfortunately they are still the standard method of monitoring hospitality fridges and are a bit of joke when it comes to food safety.

Min/max
Thermometer

A thermometer that will also show the minimum and maximum temperature since it was last reset.

Traditionally used to show the minimum and maximum temperature over the last 24 hours, but also good for monitoring temperature sensitive items when no-one is present.

Min/max thermometers were the pre-computer solution to trying to know what the temperature was over a given period. The classic use is with weather stations and seeing the minimum and maximum over the past 24 hours.

They are semi-useful for making a decision on keeping or disposing of items, but they lack the one critical piece of information that is really needed – how long was the item too hot or cold?

They are now the standard method for showing the temperature in vaccine fridges. They are useful for indicating if a problem has occurred, but that’s it. 

Temperature logger

A device that will periodically (e.g. every 5 minutes) record the date, time and temperature. These results can then be viewed on a computer as a graph or table.

While a min/max thermometer can tell you if a problem has occurred, a logger can tell you when it started, ended and how bad it actually was.

This gives you the opportunity to determine

  • how bad a problem was both in terms of temperature and duration
  • if stock needs to be discarded
  • when a problem started
  • why it happened

Temperature loggers are awesome audit tools as well as incident investigation tools.

Their two limitations are:

  1. they don’t warn you that a problem is occuring
  2. you need to manually connect to them to access the data the first time

Wireless
temperature
logger

A wireless temperature logging system (like Clever Logger) then solve the two limitations of a traditional temperature logger.

A temperature logger that will automatically upload the readings to a centralised server.

This then provides benefits such as being able to notify someone the moment a problem starts, as well as remote access to the data.

Wireless temperature loggers are the ideal solution for monitoring temperature sensitive items where you:

  1. want immediate notification when a problem starts, or
  2. don’t want to waste time manually downloading results

The can potentially save you thousands of dollars in both time saving as well as saving stock from spoilage.

In Depth Comparison

How does Clever Logger (a wireless temperature logger) stack up against traditional temperature loggers or a thermometer? Of course it is better!

Here is our “fully stacked in our favour” feature comparison. The one thing we are missing is “Able to run in a cabin out the back of Burke with no internet access”. In this case, the others beat Clever Logger.

Thermometers

Min/max thermometer

Traditional
Loggers

Know the current temperature

yes

That’s the one thing they are designed to do.

yes

That’s the one thing they are designed to do.

no

Only in models with a display

yes

Of course!

Remote access to current temperature

no

Not happening!

no

Not happening!

no

No.

yes

View the current readings on any web browser or on the phone app.

Data recordings

no

Instantaneous readings only.

no

Now, min, max.

That’s it.

yes

Limited by memory capacity.

yes

Unlimited when online.

Automatic data retrieval

no

Must look to see the current reading only

no

No.

no

Must manually connect the logger to a computer to retrieve results.

yes

Results are automatically uploaded.
This typically happens every 5 minutes (and you can change this).

Data retrieved even when staff are sick or on holidays

no

No.

no

No.

yes

It is logged, but not saved. You run the risk of losing data if the memory is filled and not saved.

yes

Fully automated.

Once set up, you aren’t relying on someone remembering to download the results.

Historical readings

no

Just what you wrote down.

no

Just what you wrote down.

yes

As long as you downloaded and saved them.

yes

YES!

Historical reports

no

Still, just what you wrote down.

no

Min and max. That’s it.

yes

As long as you downloaded and saved the results.

yes

Min/max and comprehensive reports available.

Formats include pdf (easy to read and share) and csv (great for analysis). 

Automated reports

no

LOL

no

Still LOL.

no

No.

yes

Clever Logger can automatically email you a report every day, week or month.

Reports include a min/max report and a detailed record. 

Able to identify when a problem started,

and how long it lasted?

no

No and no.

no

Not happening!

yes

Yes.

yes

Yes.

Alarm alerts

no

LOL

no
no

No.

yes

Immediately be notified by email and/or alerts to your phone.

Fix the problem before it becomes a major issue.

Repeated alarm alerts

no

No.

no
no

No

yes

You have the option to be alerted over and over until the problem is fixed. 

Easy access by others to see the results

no

Nope

no
no

No.

yes

Clever Logger is multiuser and you can have as many users as you like.

And there are no hidden costs for additional users.

Secure access to results

no

No.

no
no

Some loggers are password protected.

yes

Yes.

You can restrict users to specific locations. This is great for individual departments or stores in large organisations.

No special software

yes

Finally a chance to say “YES”.

You do not need special software to look at your thermometer!

yes

Finally a chance to say “YES”.

You do not need special software to look at your thermometer!

no

Most loggers require their own software to be installed.

Some support a built-in pdf result.

yes

Access the system from any web browser.

The Clever Logger app is required on your phone if you want to receive notifications.

HACCP Compliant

QCPPP Compliant

no

Maybe

no

Maybe

no

Probably

yes

Absolutely.

Want to see Clever Logger in action? Here are 4 risk-free ways

Option 1: Demo videos

Scroll down to see videos on what Clever Logger looks like, how to see temperature readings, graphs, alarms and reports.

Option 2: Demo login

Log into Clever Logger using our demo account and see it for your self.

Username = demo

Option 3: Risk free trial

We have a 30-day free trial of a single unit. This is a great way to see Clever Logger in use with a single fridge. 

Option 4: Risk free purchase

We have a total satisfaction guarantee. If we can’t get the system working on your site (and there are some that we can’t), or it doesn’t deliver on your expectations then we have a money back guarantee.

30-DAY FREE TRIAL

You're going to love Clever Logger

To prove it, we’ll send you a Starter Kit to try out for a whole month.

Set it up, have a play, explore the features – obligation free.

If you love it, just let us know.

If not, just send it back.

What is NATA?

The National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) is the recognised national accreditation authority for analytical laboratories and testing service providers in Australia. It is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that provides independent assurance of technical competence. 

NATA accredits organisations to perform testing and inspection activities for their products and services. This gives consumers the assurance they need to make safe, healthy and reliable choices .

Location Views

In the top right corner of the Location page, you will find the View chooser.

There are three options: Simple, Detailed and Gauge.

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