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Can you get a thermometer that texts the temperature to your phone?

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Katymac Sun 15-Jan-17 09:08:05

Or texts you when the temp changes?

cdtaylornats Thu 19-Jan-17 22:22:57

www.broadbandbuyer.co.uk/products/16405-draytek-usbther1/?gclid=Cj0KEQiA5IHEBRCLr_PZvq2_6qcBEiQAL4cQ08R19UNzSqKt-gURUQ6kKbpM_vWucJvEnKR7eWeIJEwaAiNK8P8HAQ

Katymac Thu 19-Jan-17 22:27:06

That is really clever - what exactly is a router & am I likely to have one?

Katymac Thu 19-Jan-17 22:28:40

Ok it's internet - but I'm guessing it's not my BT box?

cdtaylornats Thu 19-Jan-17 23:09:53

If you have a BT Homehub then there is a USB slot on the back but you should email them to check

You might want to look at Hive from British Gas.

There are sensors that can do it but they are meant for industrial use and are expensive

Katymac Thu 19-Jan-17 23:32:21

We're taking our cat on holiday with us in a campervan

We will have air conditioning to keep him cool while we aren't in the van

This was an idea to ensure his safety but maybe a baby monitor might be

I'll look into the British Gas thing

It's a tricky situation

cdtaylornats Fri 20-Jan-17 08:00:29

You are falling between two stools here. Baby monitors that check temperature do exist but they don't expect you to be far away and need wifi.

Katymac Fri 20-Jan-17 08:10:58

It's a conumdrum - I mean as long as the batteries are ok or if we have solar panels he'll be fine

But I don't really want to chance it iykwim I want a failsafe/warning

Katymac Fri 20-Jan-17 08:11:27

Or maybe some sort of fridge alarm?

Katymac Fri 20-Jan-17 08:13:35

I think I am taking one of these might that work as a server?

cdtaylornats Fri 20-Jan-17 09:40:14

No its not a server it is a router working over 4G phone signals

You would need an EE 4G phone contract
The battery works for a max of 6 hours

Katymac Fri 20-Jan-17 09:44:04

It plugs in (we have one) but then if the leisure batteries failed we'd have to be out for less than 6 hrs - possibly doable if the USB thing worked

I do make my life difficult

Katymac Fri 20-Jan-17 09:46:02

bit expensive

Katymac Fri 20-Jan-17 10:06:09

This is so close

cdtaylornats Fri 20-Jan-17 13:07:56

The Philips device is bluetooth so 100m max range, you would also need to train the cat to push the button

Pet monitor might do it
www.vettimes.co.uk/news/pet-health-monitoring-collar-enters-uk-market/

Katymac Fri 20-Jan-17 13:43:15

That's interesting - I'll have a proper look

Katymac Fri 20-Jan-17 15:14:00

That led me to this pae with others on (& we were considering a tracker so 2for1 might be good)

Katymac Fri 20-Jan-17 15:16:08

here, sorry

Katymac Fri 20-Jan-17 15:29:26

this

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