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What is a temperature logger?

A temperature logger records temperatures at set intervals allowing the user to see a chart or table of readings

What is a temperature logger?

If you’re in an industry where precise temperature monitoring is crucial – such as medicine or food safety – you’ve likely heard of temperature loggers. But what are they exactly? How have they evolved over the years? And why should you consider using a wireless logging system?

The basics of temperature logging

A temperature logger, also known as a temperature monitor, is a portable measurement device that records temperature over a defined period. These gadgets feature a sensor that detects changes in their environment and logs this information in its internal memory.

Why do you need a temperature logger?

You need a temperature logger if you have to prove that something was kept at a certain temperature.

Temperature sensitive items such as food, medicine or chemicals can be ruined by exposure to high or low temperatures. It is often a government requirement that you keep a log of the temperatures to show that these goods are safe.

A brief history

The history of temperature loggers parallels the broader development of data recording technology. The earliest loggers were mechanical, utilising a pen on a rotating drum to record temperature changes. However, as technology advanced, so did these devices. By the 1980s, analogue electronic data loggers emerged, offering more accuracy, reliability, and expanded storage capacity.

By the turn of the century, with digital technology in full swing, data loggers became smaller, more powerful, and less expensive. This trend has continued into the present day, with wireless technology now a central feature of temperature loggers such as Clever Logger.

Application in medicine: vaccine storage

In the medical industry, maintaining the cold chain for vaccine storage is vital. Vaccines must be stored within a specific temperature range, typically 2°C to 8°C, to retain their effectiveness.

Before the advent of temperature loggers, this was a manual task requiring frequent checking and recording. The introduction of electronic loggers automated this process, increasing accuracy and reducing human error. Today, a temperature logger can continuously monitor and record the temperature of vaccine storage units, alerting staff if the temperature deviates from the ideal range.

Ensuring food safety

In the food industry, maintaining appropriate temperatures is crucial to prevent bacterial growth and spoilage. From production to transportation to storage, each stage requires vigilant temperature monitoring. Temperature loggers have been instrumental in maintaining food safety, providing continuous, reliable data that can prove compliance with safety standards.

The evolution: wireless temperature logging

As industries and technology evolve, so does the demand for real-time monitoring and ease of access to data. That’s where wireless temperature logging systems like Clever Logger shine.

Unlike traditional temperature loggers that store data to an internal memory, wireless loggers transmit data to a remote device or cloud-based system in real-time. This advancement offers several key advantages:

1. Remote access

With a wireless system, you can check the temperature data from any device, anywhere, at any time. 

2. Real-time alerts

Plus, you can receive instant alerts if temperatures go outside the set parameters, allowing for immediate action.

3. Easier Data Analysis

With data available in the cloud, it’s easy to download for further analysis or to prove compliance. There’s no need to manually extract data from each logger.

4. Time savings for staff

Wireless loggers eliminate the time and labour costs associated with manual data extraction and analysis, making them a cost-effective solution for many businesses.

What sets Clever Logger apart?

We encourage you to check out all the temperature loggers on the market to find the one that suits you best, but we hope you will return to Clever Logger for a number of reasons:

No ongoing fees

In this, we think we are unique. When you buy a Clever Logger, you get a lifetime of data storage and support. Other competitors charge hundreds of dollars per year for their service.

Amazing customer support

If you read the independent reviews about Clever Logger, you will see a constant theme about customer service that always goes above and beyond.

Super easy to use

No special software, no passwords to remember – just a simple interface that puts everything you need at your fingertips.

It so inexpensive!

Compared to other brands that charge thousands for a logging system, users who only need a single logger can grab a Starter Kit for just $365.00.


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.

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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 .