Prevent Frozen Water Pipes on Your Construction Site

How to Prevent Frozen Water Pipes on Your Construction Site:
UbiBot Data Loggers and Smart Plugs Can Help

Winter construction sites and renovation projects face a significant problem: frozen pipes. Beyond the inconvenience of plumbing disruptions, the dangers and costs associated with frozen water pipes can escalate rapidly, impacting both timelines and budgets. Fortunately, preventing pipes from freezing is fairly straightforward.

In this blog, we will explore the potential hazards, financial implications, and prevention methods to safeguard projects against winter temperatures. We will also explore the benefits of using UbiBot wireless temperature loggers and smart plugs on your winter construction site to monitor temperatures.

Conditions that Contribute to Frozen Pipes

The risks of frozen water pipes generally begins when outside temperatures drops to around 20 degrees Fahrenheit (-6 degrees Celsius) or lower. However, the actual freezing point of water pipes can vary depending on several factors. Here are some considerations:

1. Insulation Levels: Well-insulated water pipes are less susceptible to freezing. Adequate insulation helps maintain higher temperatures within the pipes, reducing the risk of freezing even in colder conditions.

2. Wind Chill Factor: Wind can significantly impact the rate at which water pipes freeze. Even if the air temperature is above freezing, wind can cause pipes to freeze more quickly by removing the protective layer of warm air surrounding them.

3. Exposure to Cold Air: Water pipes that are exposed to cold air, especially if they are not insulated, are more likely to freeze. This includes pipes in unheated or poorly insulated areas of a building or construction site.

4. Length of Exposure: Prolonged exposure to freezing temperatures increases the risk of pipes freezing. Extended periods of cold weather can lead to gradual cooling of pipes and, eventually, freezing.

5. Type of Pipe Material: Different pipe materials have varying resistance to freezing. Plastic pipes, for example, may be more resilient than metal pipes because they can expand to some extent without bursting.

6. Water Flow: Running water is less likely to freeze than still water. In cold conditions, allowing faucets to drip slightly can prevent water from becoming stagnant within the pipes.

Thermometer showing zero degrees celsius resting in the snow with snow falling; frozen water pipes

Many conditions contribute to frozen pipes.

7. Proximity to Exterior Walls: Pipes located near exterior walls, especially those without proper insulation, are more vulnerable to freezing as they are exposed to colder outdoor temperatures.

8. Ground Temperature: The temperature of the ground can influence the likelihood of freezing. In regions where the ground freezes, buried pipes may be at risk if not properly insulated.


It’s important to note that these factors can interact, and a combination of adverse conditions can increase the risk of frozen water pipes. Therefore, comprehensive preventive measures, including insulation, heating, and regular maintenance, are crucial to safeguarding pipes against freezing, especially in construction sites and renovation projects where exposure to the elements is common.

How can Frozen Water Pipes Affect your Construction Site?

The costs of frozen pipes on construction sites and during renovations can be substantial, encompassing both direct and indirect expenses. Understanding the financial implications is crucial for project managers and stakeholders to make informed decisions and implement effective preventive measures. Lets explore the costs associated with frozen water pipes:

1. Direct Repair Costs: The immediate and tangible expenses involve repairing or replacing burst or damaged pipes. This includes the cost of materials, labor, and equipment needed for pipe repairs. Depending on the extent of the damage and the complexity of the plumbing system, these costs can escalate rapidly.

2. Water Damage Restoration: Frozen pipes that burst can result in significant water damage to the construction site or renovated space. Costs associated with water extraction, drying, and restoration of affected areas, including walls, ceilings, and flooring, can be substantial. This may involve hiring water damage restoration professionals and using specialized equipment.

3. Project Delays and Overtime Costs: Repairing frozen pipes can lead to project delays, affecting the overall timeline. Delays often result in increased labor costs due to overtime payments for construction workers, subcontractors, and other personnel involved in the project. Project delays can also result in financial penalties for failing to meet contractual deadlines.

4. Equipment Replacement or Rental: If construction equipment, tools, or electrical systems are damaged due to water leaks from frozen pipes, there may be additional costs for repairing or replacing these items. In some cases, temporary equipment rentals may be necessary to maintain project progress during repairs.

A frozen water pipe with water coming out of it. Prevent frozen water pipes

A burst water pipe can lead to costly delays on your construction site.

5. Insurance Premiums: Insurance premiums may rise because of claims related to burst frozen water pipes. Insurers may you’re your construction sites or renovation projects as higher risk after a claim. This could lead to increased insurance premium and deductibles over the long term.

6. Litigation and Liability: Accidents or injuries resulting from frozen pipes, such as slips and falls due to frozen surface water, can lead to employee injuries, worker’s compensation claims and lost workdays. Legal expenses, settlements, or increased insurance premiums in response to such claims contribute to the overall project costs.

7. Reputational Damage: The impact of frozen pipes extends beyond immediate financial costs. Reputational damage may occur if project delays, disruptions, or accidents tarnish the image of your company or project stakeholders, potentially affecting future business opportunities.

In summary, the costs associated with frozen pipes extend beyond the straightforward repair of plumbing infrastructure. They encompass a range of direct and indirect expenses that can have lasting effects on project timelines, budgets, and overall project success. Implementing proactive measures to prevent frozen water pipes is essential to minimizing these costs.

Preventing Frozen Water Pipes – What Can you Do?

Frozen water pipe prevention encompasses a wide range of activities from training, inspection, installing temporary heat sources. Ultimately, site supervisors are responsible for ensuring that employees are trained and perform inspections and maintenance. Training and inspections are the fundamental requirements for any frozen pipe prevention program.

In this section we will explore the many options available to site supervisors to minimize the chance of frozen pipes. Let’s start with training and maintenance:

1. Education and Training: Ensure that construction site personnel are educated on the risks of frozen pipes and trained in the proper use and maintenance of preventive measures. This includes understanding how to operate heating systems and recognizing early signs of pipe freezing.

2. Regular Inspection and Maintenance: Implement a routine inspection schedule to identify and address potential issues before they escalate. Check for any signs of leaks, gaps in insulation, or malfunctioning heating systems. This is a key preventative measure for any winter construction site.

3. Proper Site Drainage: Ensure effective drainage systems are in place to prevent water accumulation in vulnerable areas. Eliminating standing water can freeze and increase the risk of pipe damage.

A man in a white hard hat and high-visibility jacket takes notes on a winter construction site. Training is important to prevent water pipes from freezing.

Training and regular inspections are vital on any construction site.

Now let’s discuss the physical methods that site supervisor can implement to prevent frozen pipes

4. Enclosure and Windbreaks: Temporary enclosures or windbreaks around exposed pipes can shield them from harsh winter winds, preventing the water pipes from freezing.

5. Thermostatic Mixing Valves: Install thermostatic mixing valves to regulate water temperature, ensuring that it stays above freezing levels. These valves automatically adjust the mix of hot and cold water to maintain a consistent temperature. Though effective, this is a more expensive option and may not be possible on most sites.

6. Insulated Tarpaulins or Blankets: Wrap exposed pipes with insulated tarpaulins or blankets. This additional layer of insulation provides extra protection against extreme cold temperatures.

7. Drip Faucets: In extremely cold conditions, allowing faucets to drip slightly can relieve pressure within the pipes, reducing the risk of freezing. This is especially useful for pipes located in areas prone to extreme cold.

8. Temporary Heating Systems: Temporary heating solutions, such as electric space heaters or propane heaters can help maintain a consistent temperature in a workplace. Heat-tape, wrapped around water pipes to prevent the pipes from freezing is useful for smaller applications. Whether heating a room or warehouse, or applying heat tape to specific pipes heating systems are an important consideration in frozen water pipe prevention.

9. Weather-Proofing: Identify and seal any cracks or gaps in the building structure. This will insulate the interior of the building from the outside air and help prevent the water pipes from freezing.

By combining these preventive measures, winter construction sites and renovation projects can establish a comprehensive strategy to minimize the risks associated with frozen pipes, ensuring a smoother and more resilient construction process during winter months.

The Role of UbiBot Wireless Temperature Loggers and Smart Plugs in Preventing Frozen Water Pipes

UbiBot wireless temperature (data) loggers are vital tools to help site managers understand their local climate and provide warning that temperatures are low enough for water pipes to freeze. Before we continue, lets discuss what a temperature data logger is:

UbiBot data loggers are compact devices equipped with sensors designed to capture and record environmental data. Data loggers continuous monitor their environment, capturing information on temperature, humidity, wind speed, and air quality at regular intervals. UbiBot devices connect with WiFi, SIM or ethernet to the UbiBot cloud-based console management system.

What are the Benefits of UbiBot Data Loggers?

Now let’s discuss the benefits of UbiBot data loggers and the UbiBot cloud console for monitoring temperatures and helping you prevent water pipes from freezing on your winter construction site:

1. Wireless Connectivity: All UbiBot devices can connect to the cloud-based console with WiFi. However, on a construction site WiFi may not be available. Both the WS1-Pro and GS1 devices are compatible with mobile (SIM; cellular) networks. This allows these devices to be deployed on national carrier or private 4G networks.

2. Precise Monitoring: UbiBot data loggers offer precise monitoring of environmental conditions. This ensures that you know the current temperatures across your site.

3. Real-time Insights: The real-time capabilities of UbiBot data loggers ensure that construction managers have immediate access to critical information

4. Ease of Deployment: UbiBot’s user-friendly interface and straightforward setup make them accessible to construction teams without extensive training or technical expertise.

5. Centralized Data Storage: The UbiBot cloud console serves as a centralized hub for storing all data collected by the data loggers. This centralized approach simplifies data management and accessibility.

6. Remote Monitoring: Construction managers can access real-time data remotely through the cloud console. This immediacy enables proactive decision-making regardless of physical location.

GS1 data logger is ideal for monitoring temperatures on a constrcution site and prevent frozen water pipes

The GS1 data logger can be used to monitor temperatures on your winter construction site.

The GS1 series has a built-in lithium battery, and WiFi or SIM connectivity, and is compatible with the widest range of probes and accessories.

7. Customized Alerts and Notifications: Managers can set customized alerts based on predetermined thresholds. For example, managers can set a low temperature warning of 10°C. When the data loggers detect this temperature, the cloud console will alert managers. This proactive feature ensures that construction teams are immediately notified of any deviations, enabling swift responses to potential challenges.

Choosing the Right Temperature Data Logger for Your Construction Site

The UbiBot WS1-Pro and GS1 series temperature data loggers are presented in the table below. Both devices are well-suited to monitoring temperatures on your construction site. The primary decision factors are:

1. Network Connectivity: Does your site have WiFi or access to a 4G network?

  • Both the WS1-Pro and GS1 models have WiFi and SIM compatibility.

2. Power Supply: How will you power your temperature data logger?

  • The WS1-Pro has the convenience of removeable AA batteries. The GS1 series has a built-in battery which can be recharged with a power bank. Both devices can be powered by USB. Additionally, the GS1 devices can be powered by a 12V power adapter or solar panel.

3. External Probes: Do you need external probes? Which types?

  • Both the WS1-Pro and GS1 data loggers are compatible with external probes. However, the GS1 is compatible with a greater variety of probes with increases the versatility of this device.

4. Waterproof: Do you need a waterproof device?

  • The GS1 models without an ethernet port have an waterproof rating of IP65. The WS1-Pro device is not waterproof.
Ws1-Pro wireless wifi data Logger to monitor temperature, humidity and other environmental conditions; prevent frozen water pipes

The WS1-Pro Data Logger is a good choice to monitor temperatures on a construction site.

The WS1-Pro has removable AA batteries, and WiFi or SIM connectivity.

How can UbiBot Smart Plugs Help Prevent Frozen Water Pipes?

Unlike run-of-the-mill smart plugs, UbiBot SP1 smart plugs are compatible with external temperature probes and other accessories. This means that the SP1 smart plug can turn on and off depending on the temperatures detected by the probe. Heating apparatus connected to the SP1 smart plug will automatically turn on. With both WiFi and SIM compatibility the SP1 is perfect for your job-site.

SP1 smart plug application and setup:

  1. Pair your SP1 smart plug to your UbiBot account.
  2. Connect the SP1 smart plug to any standard 120V AC power source.
  3. Connect a DS18B20 temperature probe to your SP1 smart plug
  4. Connect your space heaters or heat tape to your SP1 smart plug
  5. Set your low temperature triggers in the UbiBot cloud console.
  6. Your set! Wait for the temperatures to fall and the SP1 smart plug will turn on, preventing your pipes from freezing on your winter construction site..

WS1 Pro Series

GS1 Series

SP1 Smart Plug

Network Connectivity1


On-Board Sensors


Power Supply

4x AA batteries
Internal Lithium Ion battery
12V Power Adapter
Solar Panel
120V AC

Battery Life2

WiFi: 8-12 months
SIM: 3-6 Weeks
WiFi: 4-6 months
SIM: 3-6 Weeks

External Probes and Accessories1

DS18B20 temperature probe
TH30S-B temperature and humidity probe
PT-100 temperature probe
Light and sound alarm
Soil temperature probe
Wind speed sensor
Water resistant case
DS18B20 temperature probe
TH30S-B temperature and humidity probe
PT-100 temperature probe
Light and sound alarm
All soil probes
Wind speed sensor
Wind direction sensor
Rainfall sensor
Water leak sensor
Smoke detector
CO2 sensor
All other air quality sensors
DS18B20 temperature probe
TH30S-B temperature and humidity probe
PT-100 temperature probe
Light and sound alarm
All soil probes
Wind speed sensor
CO2 sensor


No IP65 No

1. Model dependent

2. Battery life results vary based on customer settings, battery brand, and ambient temperatures.

3. GS1 models with an Ethernet port are not waterproof

How Can UbiBot Canada Help?

UbiBot Canada has a wide range of wireless data loggers that are ideal for your winter construction site. These devices are compatible with 2.4Ghz Wifi and some models are compatible with mobile networks.

To summarize the information above:

  • WS1-Pro data logger
    • Ideal for dry environments
    • Removable AA batteries
    • Can also be powered by USB
    • WiFi and SIM connectivity
    • Compatible with several different probes and sensors. 
  • GS1 Series environmental data logger
    • Robust construction, ideal for wet or dust environments
    • Integral lithium ion battery
    • Can also be powered by USB, 12v adapter, ethernet, solar panel
    • WiFi, SIM, Ethernet and GPS options
    • Compatible with the widest range of external sensors and accessories.
  •  SP1 smart plug
    • Ideal to automate your heat tape and space heaters
    • WiFi and SIM connectivity
    • Compatible with several different probes and sensors

Explore the endless possibilities by connecting various external probes and sensors to meet your specific requirements.

Contact us today to find the perfect data logger for your construction site.


The Best Soil Sensors to Optimize Your Yields

Maximizing Growth:
Harnessing the Power of Soil Sensors and
Data Loggers in Greenhouse Agriculture

Greenhouse agriculture has evolved significantly with the integration of advanced technologies. Soil sensors and data loggers have emerged as indispensable tools in modern greenhouse management. Greenhouse managers must closely monitor soil conditions to optimizing plant growth.

In this comprehensive blog post, we will delve into the role of soil sensors and wireless data loggers in greenhouse agriculture. This blog will focus on soil moisture sensors, soil EC sensors (EC), soil PH probes, soil NPK sensors (nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium), and leaf moisture sensors. We will also explore the benefits of integrating these soil sensors into modern data loggers and cloud-based monitoring software.

Understanding the functionalities and applications of these technologies is crucial for managers seeking to optimize their crop yields and ensure sustainable agricultural practices.

Soil Moisture Sensors for Precision Agriculture

Soil moisture and temperature sensors serve as the backbone of precision agriculture within greenhouses. These sensors provide real-time data on the moisture content and temperature of the soil, enabling growers to fine-tune irrigation practices and create an environment conducive to optimal plant growth.

Moisture Management:

Overwatering and underwatering can both have detrimental effects on plant health and yield. By receiving accurate data on soil moisture content, growers can implement precise irrigation strategies, preventing water wastage and optimizing water use efficiency.

Temperature Management:

Soil moisture sensors typically also measure temperature. Soil temperature plays a pivotal role in various physiological processes within plants. Accurate temperature data allows growers to monitor soil temperature fluctuations and make informed decisions regarding planting times, germination conditions, and overall crop health. This assists in preventing stress-related issues that may arise from extreme temperature variations, ensuring that plants are in an environment conducive to their growth.

The soil temperature and moisture probe is shown with several applications including greenhouses

Soil EC Sensors (Electrical Conductivity) for Nutrient Monitoring:

Soil EC sensors are vital tools for assessing the nutrient levels in the soil. These sensors measure the ability of the soil solution to conduct an electrical current, which correlates with the concentration of essential nutrients. By using soil EC sensors, greenhouse operators can gauge the soil’s overall fertility and adjust nutrient supplementation accordingly.

Nutrient Management:

Soil EC sensors play a crucial role in optimizing nutrient delivery to plants. Maintaining an appropriate EC level ensures that the right balance of essential elements is available for uptake. This precision in nutrient management promotes healthy plant growth and prevents the risk of nutrient deficiencies or toxicities. Furthermore, soil EC sensors aid in identifying issues related to imbalances in nutrient levels, allowing for targeted adjustments in fertilization practices.

Soil PH Probes for Soil Acidity/ Alkalinity Management:

Soil PH is a critical factor influencing nutrient availability to plants. PH soil probes measure the acidity or alkalinity of the soil, providing vital information for growers to adjust PH levels and create an environment conducive to nutrient absorption.

Different crops thrive in specific PH ranges. Soil PH probes help greenhouse operators tailor the soil conditions to meet the preferences of the cultivated plants. For example, some plants prefer slightly acidic soils, while others thrive in more alkaline conditions. Maintaining the appropriate pH level ensures optimal nutrient availability and absorption and prevents nutrient lockout. This occurs when certain nutrients become less available to plants due to extreme pH levels.

Regardless of you application, UbiBot’s soil PH probes will provide superior performance for you business.

Soil NPK Sensors for Comprehensive Nutrient Monitoring

Soil NPK sensors are specialized sensors which measure nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), and potassium (K) in the soil. These are the three primary nutrients essential for plant growth. Monitoring these nutrients is crucial for preventing deficiencies or excesses that can negatively affect crop development.

Nitrogen (N):

Nitrogen is a key component of amino acids, proteins, and chlorophyll. Adjusting nitrogen levels based on real-time data enhances photosynthesis, promotes leafy growth, and contributes to overall plant health. Management or nitrogen levels is particularly vital as it directly impacts plant development and has implications for crop yield and quality.

Phosphorus (P):

Phosphorus is essential for energy transfer and storage within plants. Management of phosphorus is critical for maximizing the reproductive potential of plants, influencing both flower and fruit development. Precise monitoring prevents the risk of phosphorus deficiencies, particularly in crops with high phosphorus requirements.

Potassium (K):

Soil NPK sensors also monitor potassium levels, a vital nutrient for enzyme activation, water regulation, and overall plant resilience. By ensuring an appropriate balance of potassium, growers can enhance drought tolerance, disease resistance, and the quality of harvested produce. Potassium management is integral to maintaining overall plant health and resilience to environmental stresses. This in turn, contributes to the sustainability and productivity of greenhouse crops.

Leaf Moisture Sensors: Advancing Precision Agriculture

The use of leaf moisture sensors stands out as a game-changer for optimizing plant health within greenhouses. These specialized sensors provide direct insights into plant physiology by measuring moisture content and temperature in the simulated leaves. Combined with the soil moisture sensors mentioned above, leaf moisture sensors are a valuable tool for greenhouse managers. The benefits of including leaf moisture sensors in your operation are:

  • Comprehensive Monitoring: Leaf moisture sensors employ advanced technologies such as capacitance or impedance to provide insights into moisture levels within plant leaves. Integrated temperature probes or thermocouples simultaneously offer crucial data on leaf temperature, influencing key physiological processes like photosynthesis and transpiration.
  • Real-Time Insights: The real-time nature of leaf sensors enables continuous monitoring, allowing growers to observe immediate responses to environmental changes. This facilitates prompt adjustments in cultivation practices, optimizing irrigation schedules based on direct assessments of leaf moisture content and preventing both overwatering and underwatering scenarios.
  • Wireless Connectivity: Some leaf moisture sensors feature wireless communication capabilities, enabling seamless data transmission to central monitoring systems or cloud platforms. This facilitates remote access to information, supporting timely decision-making and proactive interventions, contributing to optimized irrigation strategies and overall crop health.
Leaf Temperature Humidity Sensor can be used with the GS1 wireless data logger in horticulture applications

UbiBot's Leaf Moisture and Temperature Sensor is Ideal for Optimizing your Greenhouse Operations

  • Early Stress Detection: Leaf moisture sensors play a pivotal role in early stress detection, providing a proactive approach to managing potential issues before they escalate. This preventive capability contributes to the overall health and resilience of greenhouse crops.

As agriculture embraces technological advancements, the integration of leaf moisture and temperature sensors underscores a commitment to precision, efficiency, and sustainability. These sensors empower growers with actionable insights, fostering informed decision-making and contributing to a more resilient and productive future for greenhouse agriculture.

Enhancing Precision Agriculture with Soil Sensors, UbiBot Wireless Data Loggers and Cloud App Integration:

Soil sensors such as the soil moisture sensors, EC sensors, PH soil probes, NPK sensors and leaf moisture sensors play pivotal roles in greenhouse agriculture. Their effectiveness can be further amplified through seamless integration with advanced data logging and cloud-based monitoring systems.

UbiBot’s industry leading data loggers combined with UbiBot’s cloud-based app, provides growers with a comprehensive platform to collect, analyze, and visualize real-time and historical data from a multitude of sensors. The benefits of these systems are discussed below.

1. Data Synthesis and Analysis: UbiBot data loggers act as central hubs, aggregating data from various soil sensors, including moisture, temperature, EC, pH, and NPK sensors. The UbiBot app stores and processes this data, offering growers a holistic view of their greenhouse environment. By combining information from multiple sensors, farmers gain an in-depth understanding of the interplay between different factors influencing plant health and growth.

2. Real-Time Monitoring: Growers can access up-to-the-minute information about their greenhouse. Timely information facilitates prompt decision-making and intervention when necessary. This level of immediacy is particularly valuable in addressing sudden changes in conditions, such as unexpected temperature spikes or drops.

The soil temperature and moisture probe is shown in soil with a ws1-pro data logger, and phone. Soil PH probe

UbiBot Soil Moisture Probes shown with a WS1-Pro data Logger.

The UbiBot cloud allows customers to access all information remotely.


3. Customized Alerts and Notifications: UbiBot’s app allows users to set customized thresholds and receive alerts when specified conditions are met or deviate from the desired range. For example, if soil moisture levels drop below a predefined limit, the system will notify staff to adjust irrigation. This proactive approach to monitoring empowers growers to address issues promptly, reducing the risk of crop stress and yield losses.

4. Historical Data for Informed Decision-Making: The UbiBot app provides a historical database of sensor readings, allowing growers to analyze trends over time. This data-driven approach facilitates informed decision-making, as farmers can identify patterns, assess the impact of interventions, and optimize their practices. Historical analysis is invaluable for refining strategies and maximizing long-term productivity.

5. Remote Accessibility and Management: UbiBot’s cloud-based app enables remote accessibility, allowing growers to monitor and manage their greenhouse or nursery operations from anywhere with an internet connection. This flexibility is particularly advantageous for farmers overseeing multiple locations or those who require off-site monitoring capabilities. The ability to access real-time data remotely enhances operational efficiency and reduces the need for constant on-site presence.

6. Integration with IoT Ecosystem: UbiBot data loggers are part of a broader Internet-of-Things (IoT) ecosystem, creating integration possibilities with other smart devices and technologies. Such interconnectedness creates a synergistic environment where data from soil sensors seamlessly integrates with other IoT devices. This integration enhances the overall efficiency and intelligence of the greenhouse system.


Integrating UbiBot’s wifi data loggers and the console with soil sensors will improves the precision and efficiency of your greenhouse. UbiBot’s soil moisture sensor, soil EC sensorsoil PH probe, soil NPK probeand leaf humidity sensor are ideal tools to help you optimize your yields.

Combining these sensors and a UbiBot data logger with the UbiBot console provides managers with access to real-time data on all the key indicators of plant health. The information coupled with advanced analytics and remote accessibility, empowers growers to make informed decisions and implement timely interventions. This in turn optimizes agricultural practices for maximum yield and sustainability.

As technology evolves, the collaboration between smart soil sensors and data logging platforms exemplifies the potential for innovation in modern agriculture. This paves the way for a more connected, intelligent, and resilient future in greenhouse farming.

How can UbiBot Canada Help your Greenhouse?

UbiBot Canada stocks the soil sensors and data loggers discussed in this blog post. Furthermore, we stock the following data loggers which are ideal for your greenhouse:

In addition to the soil sensors discussed above as well as many other probes and sensors that are ideal for your greenhouse. To learn more about the importance of data loggers, smart plugs, CO2 sensors and humidity sensors please read this blog post.

Contact us today to learn more about how UbiBot soil probes, leaf sensors and data loggers can help your greenhouse.

PT100 Temperature Probe

Unlocking Precision:
A Comprehensive Guide to UbiBot's PT100 Temperature Probes and Their Diverse Applications

Precision and reliability are paramount in industries where temperature control is critical. UbiBot’s PT100 temperature probe has carved a niche for itself in various applications, thanks to its design, accuracy, and stability. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll delve into the intricacies of PT100 sensors, exploring their design, applications, and specifications.

Unveiling UbiBot's PT100 Temperature Probe

Design Excellence: At the heart of UbiBot’s PT100 temperature probe lies a specially treated platinum wire. This meticulously designed wire forms the inner surface of the probe. This design choice isn’t arbitrary; it ensures a swift and accurate reflection of the actual measured temperature. The use of platinum, known for its stability and linear resistance-temperature relationship, contributes to the probe’s precision.

Robust Construction: To withstand the rigors of challenging environments, a fiberglass shield envelops the probe’s lead wire. This shield extends the probe’s capabilities, allowing it to endure temperatures of up to +200 degrees Celsius. The robust construction of the PT100 sensor ensures longevity and reliability even in harsh industrial conditions.

German Precision: UbiBot’s PT100 thermal sensor distinguishes itself by incorporating a chip imported from Germany. Renowned for its high stability, this chip plays a pivotal role in enhancing the probe’s accuracy and anti-interference capabilities. German engineering brings an assurance of quality, making UbiBot’s PT100 probe a trusted choice in precision temperature sensing applications.

Three-Wire Connection: The PT100 probe adopts a 3-wire connection mode, a feature integral to its accuracy and anti-interference abilities. This connection mode minimizes errors in temperature readings and ensures reliable performance in the face of potential electrical interference.

industrial and commercial grade temperature probe for temperatures between negative 200 and positive 200 degrees celsius; pt100 temperature probe, PT100 RTD Sensor

UbiBot's PT100 3 wire sensor features a German-designed chip for accuracy and stability

PT100 Thermal Sensor Applications

Industrial Processes: In industrial processes, UbiBot’s PT100 temperature sensor plays a pivotal role in maintaining optimal operating conditions. Whether in manufacturing plants or chemical production facilities, precise temperature control is essential for ensuring the efficiency and quality. The PT100 3 wire sensor’s accuracy and stability make it a reliable tool for monitoring and regulating temperatures. This prevents deviations that could impact production outcomes.

Laboratory and Scientific Research: In laboratories and scientific research settings, where precision is paramount, the PT100 temperature probe excels. Scientific experiments often require controlled environments with accurate temperature monitoring. The PT100 sensor’s reliability ensures that researchers can trust the temperature data collected. This contributes to the validity and reproducibility of experiments.

Medical Equipment: The medical field relies on precise temperature control for various applications, such as in incubators and sterilization devices. UbiBot’s PT100 probes ensure that medical equipment operates within specific temperature ranges critical for the well-being of patients and the effectiveness of medical procedures. The stability and accuracy of PT100 thermal probes make them indispensable in maintaining the required conditions in healthcare settings.

Water Treatment Plants: Water treatment processes require precise temperature monitoring to optimize chemical reactions and ensure water quality. PT100 thermal sensors are employed in water treatment plants to measure and control temperatures throughout the treatment process. This contributes to the effectiveness of water treatment and the production of safe drinking water.

A person wearing blue gloves handles samples in a laboratory. The PT100 temperature probe is well suited to lab applications
several Water treatment ponds with trees in the distance; a GS2 PH EC meter is perfect to monitor this facility. The PT100 temperature probe is well suited to water treatment applications


Environmental Monitoring: Environmental monitoring systems leverage PT100 temperature probes to track temperature variations in diverse settings. Whether in outdoor environmental monitoring stations or indoor facilities, these probes contribute valuable data for understanding climate trends and ensuring environmental sustainability. PT100 3 wire sensor’s are instrumental in climate research, helping scientists analyze temperature changes and their impact on ecosystems.

Aerospace Industry: In the aerospace industry, where components are exposed to extreme conditions, precise temperature monitoring is essential. UbiBot’s PT100 temperature probe ensures that critical components operate within specified temperature ranges, preventing overheating or underperformance. From aircraft engines to space exploration technologies, the PT100’s reliability contributes to the safety and efficiency of aerospace systems.

Energy Generation: Power plants and energy generation facilities require accurate temperature monitoring to optimize efficiency and ensure the safety of equipment. The PT100 thermal sensor’s wide temperature range and high accuracy make it well-suited for power generation. Tis includes monitoring the temperature of steam, coolant, or other critical components in power generation processes. By integrating PT100 probes, energy facilities enhance their ability to maintain optimal operating conditions.

Oil and Gas Industry: The oil and gas industry, characterized by harsh and challenging environments, relies on robust temperature monitoring solutions. PT100 probes are deployed in processing plants and pipelines to ensure that temperatures are within safe limits. These probes contribute to preventing equipment failures and optimizing processes in the extraction, refining, and transportation of oil and gas.


Pharmaceutical Manufacturing: Pharmaceutical manufacturing processes demand strict adherence to temperature control to maintain the efficacy and safety of products. UbiBot’s PT100 probes are integral in monitoring and regulating temperature-sensitive stages of pharmaceutical production. From ensuring proper storage conditions to contributing to precise manufacturing processes, PT100 probes uphold stringent quality standards.

Food and Beverage Industry: The food and beverage industry relies on PT100 temperature probes for temperature monitoring at various stages of production. From ensuring optimal conditions during ingredient storage to precise temperature control in cooking and processing, PT100 temperature probes contribute to maintaining product quality and safety. The probes are essential in adhering to food safety regulations and preventing spoilage.

Incubators and Biotechnology: Biotechnological applications, including incubators and bioreactors, demand precise temperature control to foster optimal conditions for biological processes. UbiBot’s PT100 probes can ensure that temperatures remain within specified ranges, critical for cell cultures, fermentation, and other biotechnological processes. The stability and accuracy of PT100 probes support the success of biotechnological research and production.

PT100 RTD Sensor


Cold Chain Management: The transportation and storage of temperature-sensitive goods, known as the cold chain, rely on UbiBot’s PT100 probes to ensure that products such as pharmaceuticals and perishable foods remain within required temperature ranges. Monitoring temperature throughout the cold chain is crucial for preserving the quality and safety of these goods, and PT100 sensors contribute to this by providing accurate and real-time temperature data.

HVAC Systems: Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems rely heavily on accurate temperature measurements to provide comfortable and controlled indoor environments. UbiBot’s PT100 thermal sensor’s stability and responsiveness make it an ideal choice for HVAC applications. By integrating PT100 probes, HVAC systems can achieve precision in temperature control, contributing to energy savings and improved occupant comfort.

Research and Development: In research and development settings across diverse industries, UbiBot’s PT100 probes serve as indispensable tools for temperature monitoring. From materials science to electronics research, accurate temperature data is crucial for understanding the behavior of substances and optimizing experimental conditions. PT100 thermal sensors contribute to the reliability of temperature measurements in research and development endeavors, supporting innovation and scientific discovery.

PT100 Industrial Temperature Sensor Specifications

Monitoring Range: UbiBot’s PT100 temperature probe boasts a monitoring range from -200℃ to 400℃, showcasing its versatility for a wide array of applications. This extensive range allows the sensor to adapt to diverse industrial settings with varying temperature requirements.

Accuracy: The PT100 thermal sensor offers a high level of accuracy, with a specification of ±(2% + 1 °C). This level of precision ensures that temperature readings are reliable and trustworthy, meeting the stringent requirements of applications where accurate temperature control is critical.

Probe Size: With a length of 20cm, UbiBot’s PT100 probe strikes a balance between compactness and functionality. The dimensions of the probe make it versatile for installations in various industrial equipment and processes.

Cable Length: With a generous cable length of 3m, the PT100 3 wire sensor provides flexibility in positioning. This ample cable length allows for versatile installations, accommodating the spatial requirements of different industrial settings.

Dimensions of the PT100 temperature probe cable and probe. PT100 RTD Sensor

Connector: Equipped with a micro USB or an audio connection, UbiBot’s PT100 sensor supports versatile connectivity options. These connections facilitate easy integration into UbiBot WS1-Pro and GS1 data loggers and SP1 smart plugs. This adaptability in connectivity enhances the sensor’s usability in diverse industrial applications.

Communications Protocol: UbiBot’s PT100 thermal sensor utilizes the ModBus RTU communications protocol, a widely used standard in industrial applications. This protocol ensures seamless communication and data exchange with compatible devices, facilitating integration into industrial control systems.

IP Rating: The probe itself boasts an IP rating of IP68, signifying a high level of protection against dust and water ingress. This robust IP rating ensures the longevity and reliability of the probe in demanding environments, where exposure to environmental elements is a constant challenge.

P100 Thermal Sensor Compatible Devices

UbiBot’s PT100 thermal sensor is compatible with a range of devices designed for diverse applications, enhancing its usability across various industries:

WS1 Pro Wifi and SIM Data Logger (USB Connection):

With the convenience of wifi or SIM connectivity, the WS1-Pro Data Logger offers a convenient wireless solution for temperature monitoring. This device is particularly useful where the installation of wired data loggers may be impractical, providing flexibility in data collection.

GS1 Series Environmental Data Logger (Audio Connection):

Tailored for environmental monitoring in harsh environments, remote locations and commercial applications, the GS1 series ensures precise data collection in any setting. Featuring, Wifi, SIM, ethernet and GPS connections (model dependant) this data logger is well-suited for many applications.

SP1 Wifi Smart Plug with Remote (Audio Connection):

The SP1 Wifi Smart Plug with an audio connection provides a user-friendly solution for automated temperature control,. This smart plug allows users to remotely monitor and adjust temperature settings, making it suitable for applications where real-time temperature control is necessary.

The pt100 temperature probe is shown connected to a ws1-pro data logger. PT100 RTD Sensor


UbiBot’s PT100 temperature sensor stands as a testament to precision and reliability. From its specially treated platinum wire to the German-engineered chip, every aspect of the PT100 sensor is designed to ensure accurate and stable temperature measurements. With a diverse range of applications spanning industries, UbiBot’s PT100 thermal sensor has become a cornerstone in temperature monitoring technology.

As industries continue to evolve and demand increasingly sophisticated temperature control solutions, UbiBot’s PT100 remains at the forefront, providing the accuracy, stability, and adaptability necessary for critical processes. Whether in industrial manufacturing, scientific research, healthcare, or environmental monitoring, UbiBot’s PT100 temperature probe continues to prove its worth as an indispensable tool for achieving and maintaining optimal temperature conditions. As technology advances, UbiBot’s PT100 3 wire sensor is poised to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of temperature sensing and control across a multitude of industries.

How Can UbiBot Canada Help?

UbiBot Canada stocks the USB and audio versions of the PT100 temperature sensor for your convenience. Additionally, we carry the WS1-Pro and GS1 data loggers, and SP1 smart plugs which are compatible with the PT100 probe.

UbiBot Canada also has other temperature probes available including the DS18B20 temperature probe which is available in 3m, 5m and 10 lengths. The DS18B20 probe is ideal for applications where the durability and large temperature range of a PT100 is not needed.

Also, the TH30S-B combination and temperature and humidity probe is perfect for applications where temperature and humidity need to be measured. Both of these probes are compatible with the WS1-Pro and GS1 data loggers, and the SP1 smart plug. The WS1-A wifi data logger is compatible with the DS18B20 temperature probe only.

All UbiBot smart devices are compatible with the UbiBot cloud app. You can access this app on your phone, computer or tablet and set custom alerts for when monitored environmental conditions exceed your established thresholds.

Contact us today to learn more about how UbiBot data loggers and smart devices can help your business or home.

Smart Air Quality Monitor

Understanding Air Quality with UbiBot's Air Quality Monitor

Air quality sensors, also known as smart air quality monitors, like UbiBot’s AQS1 are versatile tools with a wide range of applications. They provide valuable data that can be used to improve health, safety, environmental compliance, and overall quality of life. Whether it’s for your home, hospitality or an industrial setting, air quality sensors have a significant impact on your well-being.

Air quality is often assessed based on various parameters, including temperature, humidity, air pressure, CO2 (carbon dioxide), TVOC (Total Volatile Organic Compounds), and particulate matter (PM1.0, PM2.5, and PM10). Monitoring these parameters helps identify potential sources of pollution and create strategies to mitigate their impact on your environment and health.

Introducing UbiBot's AQS1: A Revolution in Air Quality Monitoring

UbiBot’s air quality monitor is a groundbreaking air quality sensor that takes monitoring to the next level. Available in Wifi and SIM models, it’s a cloud-connected smart sensor designed to make monitoring air quality easy, accessible, and efficient.

This smart air quality sensor is designed to cater to the unique needs of individuals, businesses, researchers, and environmentalists. By making air quality data accessible, UbiBot’s air quality monitors empower users to take informed actions. This helps improve your environment, making the air we breathe safer and healthier for everyone.

Let’s explore the key features that set the AQS1 apart from the competition.

air quality monitor beside a cell phone

Nine Parameters, One Device

UbiBot’s air quality monitor offers a total of nine monitoring parameters, covering a broad spectrum of environmental conditions. These parameters include:

Temperature: With a range of -20 to 60 and an accuracy of ±0.2, it provides precise temperature data.

Humidity: Ranging from 10% to 90% with an accuracy of ±2%RH, it ensures you have a clear picture of the humidity levels in your environment.

CO2 (Carbon Dioxide): With a range of 400 to 10,000 ppm, it provides critical data on CO2 levels.

TVOC (Total Volatile Organic Compounds): Ranging from 0 to 65,000 ppb, it helps identify harmful organic compounds.

Air Pressure: Ranging from 260 to 1,260 hPa, it tracks changes in atmospheric pressure.

PM1.0/ PM2.5/ PM10: Ranging from 0 to 500 μg/m³, it provides insights into particulate matter, a significant component of air pollution.

eCO2 (Equivalent Carbon Dioxide): With a range of 400 to 65,000 ppm, it offers information on the equivalent amount of CO2 in the air.

Indoor air quality monitor shown with the 9 types of environmental metrics it measures

Ensuring Accuracy with Professional-Grade Sensors

Accuracy is paramount in air quality monitoring. UbiBot’s air quality monitor features professional-grade sensors that guarantee the precision of the data it collects. The accuracy specifications for each parameter ensure that you receive reliable information to make informed decisions about your environment.

Seamless Connectivity: The UbiBot App and Smart Home Integration

UbiBot makes air quality monitoring easy and accessible through its user-friendly mobile app. You can access your monitoring data from anywhere in the world via the UbiBot App or Web Console on your PC. Additionally, the AQS1 seamlessly integrates with popular smart home platforms, including Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and IFTTT.

Real-Time Monitoring and Alerts

One of the standout features of UbiBot’s smart air quality monitor is its real-time monitoring and alert system. The device not only collects data but also keeps you informed about changes in air quality. Multiple types of alerts are available, including those through the app, email, SMS, voice call (fees may apply), HTTP, and API forwarding. This proactive alert system ensures you can respond promptly to any adverse air quality conditions.

depiction of how to receive alerts from your air quality monitor via text, voice, IFTTT, email, alexa, google home, IFTTT of the app

WiFi and SIM Communication

UbiBot’s AQS1 comes in both Wi-Fi and SIM card-enabled variations, each offering distinct advantages to cater to different monitoring scenarios.

The Wifi version provides seamless connectivity to your existing network, making it ideal for indoor environments, smart homes, and offices. Integrating into your existing Wifi network, you can access real-time air quality data conveniently through the UbiBot App.

On the other hand, the SIM model offers unparalleled flexibility by operating independently of Wifi networks. This variation is perfect for outdoor applications, remote locations, industrial settings, and field research where Wifi connectivity might be unavailable. This version ensures that you can continue to monitor air quality even in areas with no access to Wifi networks. It’s a valuable option for researchers, environmentalists, and businesses that require monitoring in diverse and challenging environments.

Whether you choose the Wifi or SIM version, UbiBot’s AQS1 is designed to meet your specific air quality monitoring needs, providing convenience and reliability.

Applications of Air Quality Sensors

Air quality sensors, such as UbiBot’s AQS1, have a wide range of applications across various sectors. These sensors provide valuable data that can be used to improve our understanding of the environment and enhance the quality of life. Let’s explore some of the key applications of air quality sensors:

1. Indoor Air Quality Monitoring: One of the most common uses of air quality sensors is monitoring the air inside homes, offices, and other indoor spaces. Poor indoor air quality can lead to health problems and reduced productivity. Air quality sensors help identify issues such as high CO2 levels, elevated VOCs, or inadequate ventilation. With this data, individuals and businesses can take steps to improve indoor air quality, ensuring a healthier and more comfortable environment.

2. Environmental Compliance: Industries and businesses often need to comply with environmental regulations and emissions standards. Air quality sensors play a crucial role in monitoring emissions from industrial processes, ensuring compliance with legal requirements. These sensors help businesses avoid fines and penalties while contributing to a cleaner environment.

3. Health and Safety in the Workplace: Occupational safety is a top priority for businesses. Air quality sensors can help ensure that workplaces are safe for employees, particularly in industries where exposure to harmful substances is a concern. Monitoring parameters such as CO2, VOCs, and particulate matter can help prevent occupational health issues.

4. Smart Homes and Building Automation: In the era of smart homes and building automation, air quality sensors are integrated into HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) systems to optimize indoor air quality. These sensors can trigger air purification, ventilation, or climate control systems to maintain a healthy environment automatically.

depiction of the various applications of an air quality monitor

6. Allergy and Asthma Management: Individuals with allergies and respiratory conditions, such as asthma, benefit from air quality sensors that monitor allergens and particulate matter. By keeping track of air quality, individuals can take preventive measures and ensure a more comfortable living space.

6. Research and Scientific Studies: Researchers use air quality sensors to gather data for scientific studies on pollution, climate change, and health impacts. These sensors are valuable tools in understanding the long-term effects of air quality on ecosystems and human health.

7. Smart Agriculture: In agriculture, air quality sensors are used to monitor conditions in greenhouses and control systems for optimal plant growth. Monitoring CO2 levels, humidity, and temperature helps maximize crop yields and quality.

Conclusion: Breathe Easier with UbiBot's Air Quality Monitor

In conclusion, UbiBot’s air quality monitor is a game-changer in the world of air quality monitoring. With its nine monitoring parameters, professional-grade sensors, easy-to-use app, and seamless integration with smart home devices, it provides a comprehensive solution for individuals and businesses looking to ensure healthier environments.

Investing in an air quality sensor such as UbiBot’s air quality monitor is an investment in your health and well-being. By staying informed about the air you breathe, you can take proactive steps to improve your environment and live a healthier, more comfortable life. UbiBot’s air quality monitor is your trusted partner in this journey towards better air quality.

Remember, the quality of the air you breathe matters, and with UbiBot’s smart air quality monitor, you can breathe easier, knowing you’re in control of your environment.

How Can UbiBot Canada Help?

UbiBot Canada stocks the air quality sensor for your convenience. We can guide you through the set-up and setting your custom alerts.

Additionally we carry many other complimentary air quality sensors which are compatible with the GS1 environmental data loggers (model dependant) including:

 Contact us today to learn more about how UbiBot devices can help your business or home.

The Best Smart Plug to Elevate Your Business

UbiBot SP1 Smart Plug:

Elevate Your Business with the Best Smart Plug

In today’s age of smart technology, the Internet of Things (IoT) is reshaping our daily lives and opening new possibilities. One intriguing addition to the IoT universe is the smart plug. Among these devices, the UbiBot SP1 smart plug shines as a game-changer. Quite possibly the best smart plug around, the SP1 has remote control capabilities, supports external probes, is IFTTT (If This Then That) compatible. This incredible device has applications beyond the ordinary devices. The SP1 promises to revolutionize the way we interact with everyday appliances and systems.

In this in-depth blog post, we will explore the general characteristics of these versatile devices. We will also delve into the unique features that set the UbiBot SP1 smart plug apart.

What is a Smart Plug?

To begin, let’s establish a basic understanding of what a smart plug is.

A smart plug, also referred to as a smart outlet or smart socket, is an electrical device designed to transform standard appliances into intelligent, IoT-connected devices.

Smart plugs enable users to remotely control and monitor their appliances through smartphone apps or voice commands. This remote control is convenient, promotes energy efficiency, and opens up a world of possibilities.

A ubibot wifi wireless smart plug is compatible with many different type of probes and sensors

General Characteristics of Smart Plugs

Smart plugs share several common features and functionalities that make them valuable additions to our homes, workplaces and in industry.

1. Remote Control: Smart plugs enable remote control of connected devices through smartphone apps. This means you can turn appliances on or off from anywhere, enhancing convenience and security.

2. Automation and Scheduling: Users can create schedules and timers to automate when devices should be turned on or off. For example, you can schedule lights to simulate your presence when you’re away from home.

3. Integration with Smart Home Systems: Smart plugs can be integrated into broader smart home ecosystems, enabling users to create scenes and automation routines alongside other smart devices.

The Best Smart Plugs: UbiBot SP1 Elevating Intelligence

The UbiBot SP1 device takes the concept of smart plugs to new heights with its impressive features. Let’s explore what makes it a standout choice for those seeking a truly intelligent and IoT connected business or home.

Support External Probes and Sensors

What sets the UbiBot SP1 apart is its support of external sensors and probes. The smart plug comes equipped with two external sensor interfaces, RS485 and DS18B20 communication protocols. These interfaces allow for powerful expansion of the product’s functionality. You can connect external sensors and probes to monitor various environmental parameters, opening up a world of possibilities for customized monitoring and control. Whether you need to monitor temperature, humidity, or other conditions, the SP1 smart plug has you covered.

SP1 best wifi smart plug with remote with several external probes and sensors

Remote Control

The UbiBot SP1 smart plug offers a high level of remote control and connectivity. It supports network connections, transmitting real-time data to the IoT cloud platform. With the UbiBot app, users can log in to the cloud platform from anywhere, anytime, to set up and monitor device status. This means you can control your devices even when you’re not at home, providing unparalleled convenience.

Automation and Scheduling

As noted above in the general characteristics smart plugs, the UbiBot SP1 also allows you to add automation and scheduling to your business. Combined with external sensors and probes, remote control and custom alerts (see below), this make the UbiBot SP1 the best smart plug available for your business.

Set alerts

The UbiBot IoT platform is the key component to the UbiBot smart plug. You can set alerts for any environmental condition for which you have a probe or sensor attached to the plug. Set an alert for when the temperature is too high or when the humidity too low. Set another alert if the CO2 is too high. 

These alerts, combined with the remote control and automated control are the key advantages of the UbiBot plug.

IFTTT Compatibility

The UbiBot SP1 smart plug is now compatible with IFTTT (If This Then That), a popular automation platform. This compatibility expands the range of possibilities for automating your smart home. With IFTTT, you can create custom applets that trigger actions based on specific conditions. For instance, you can set up an applet that turns off your SP1-connected appliances when you leave home, helping you save energy effortlessly.

Wifi and 4g communication

UbiBot’s SP1 plug seamlessly communicates with your network with wifi or through your local carrier’s 4G network (model dependant). This allows for flexibility for your home or business. Wifi may be less costly than using 4G data. A 4G connection may be more secure, stable, and is perfect for facilities without wifi.

Applications for the Best Smart Plugs

The UbiBot SP1 plug is extremely versatile and has nearly limited unlimited applications. Let’s explore some of the areas where the SP1 can make a significant impact:

Agriculture and greenhouses

In agriculture, the SP1 smart plug can revolutionize the way crops are grown and managed. With support for external probes, it can monitor and control critical environmental factors such as temperature, humidity, and irrigation systems. This enables standardized agricultural planting and precise control of conditions, ultimately leading to higher yields and efficient resource utilization.


The industrial sector can benefit from the SP1 plug ‘s remote control and monitoring capabilities. It can be used to manage and optimize equipment and machinery remotely, reducing downtime and improving operational efficiency. Real-time data collection and analysis empower businesses to make data-driven decisions.

Smart Home integration

At home, the SP1 smart plug enhances your smart home ecosystem. Whether you want to create custom automation routines, remotely control appliances, or monitor environmental conditions, the SP1 smart plug offers the versatility to make your living space more intelligent.

Warehousing and storage

In storage facilities, maintaining specific environmental conditions is crucial. The SP1’s support for external sensors and its ability to control ventilation and temperature make it an ideal solution for creating storage environments with constant temperature and humidity. This is particularly valuable for preserving sensitive goods.

INtegration with smart building systems

Integrating smart plugs into larger building automation systems can create a cohesive, efficient, and smart workspace. These plugs can control HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) systems. Furthermore, they can control lighting and smart plug-connected devices, optimizing energy usage and enhancing comfort for occupants.

A UbiBot smart plug is ideal for controlling irrigation, heating and ventilation systems in your greenhouse.

SP1 wifi smart plug shown in a greenhouse

A UbiBot plug is ideal for controlling lighting and HVAC systems in your warehouse.

SP1 wifi smart plug shown in a factory

Hospitality and Guest Services

In the hospitality industry, including hotels and restaurants, smart plugs find use in enhancing guest comfort and energy efficiency. These plugs can control guest room amenities, lighting, and HVAC systems, providing a seamless and personalized guest experience.

Retail and mechandising

Retail environments can benefit significantly from devices. Control and scheduling of lighting and display setups, creating appealing and energy-efficient retail spaces that attract customers and reduce costs.


Smart plugs have a role to play in enhancing security. They can control lighting, radios, or other devices to simulate occupancy when the premises are vacant, deterring potential intruders. Additionally, smart plugs can integrate with security systems for automated responses to events like intrusions or fire alarms, ensuring a swift and coordinated security response.

Conclusion: The Best Smart Plugs can Make Your Life and Business Truly Intelligent

In a world where connectivity and intelligence are the norm, the UbiBot SP1 smart plug stands as a prime example of innovation in the IoT space. Its remote-control capabilities, support for external probes, IFTTT compatibility, and integration with the UbiBot IoT Platform offer users unparalleled convenience and customization. From agriculture to industry, storage to smart homes, the SP1 smart plug is transforming the way we interact with our appliances and environments. Embrace the future of smart living with the UbiBot SP1 and experience a life made truly intelligent.

How can UbiBot Canada Help?

UbiBot has the best smart plug for your home, factory, greenhouse, and warehouse. on the market today. One of the standout feature of the SP1 is its compatibility with external probes and sensors. You can use these sensors to control heating, ventilation, and irrigation systems. You can use the SP1 plug and CO2 sensor to control your ventilation systems. The SP1 and the soil moisture sensor can control your irrigation system.

The second standout feature is UbiBot’s IoT platform which stores your data and sends alerts to your phone or computer. You can receive these alerts by voice message, SMS and email.

Contact us today to learn more about the best smart plug on the market today.

Greenhouse Data Loggers and Wifi Smart Plugs

Maximizing Greenhouse Efficiency with
Greenhouse Data Loggers, Temperature Probes,
Smart Plugs, and UbiBot’s IoT Platform

Greenhouses are invaluable tools for modern agriculture, enabling year-round cultivation and protection of plants from harsh environmental conditions. However, to unlock their full potential, greenhouse managers need precise control over various environmental parameters. Enter UbiBot, a comprehensive solution that combines Greenhouse data loggers – also known as wireless data loggers, wifi data loggers, or temperature data loggers – external temperature probes, wifi smart plugs, and an IoT platform to revolutionize greenhouse management.

In this blog post, we will explore the numerous benefits of integrating data loggers and UbiBot technology into your greenhouse operations.

UbiBot Greenhouse Data Loggers: The Heart of Greenhouse Monitoring

Greenhouse data loggers are at the core of greenhouse monitoring. These compact devices are equipped with a wide array of sensors, including temperature, humidity, light, CO2 levels, and more. Here’s why wireless data loggers are indispensable in greenhouse management:

1. Precise Environmental Monitoring: Greenhouse data loggers provide real-time, accurate data on temperature, humidity, light intensity, CO2 levels, and other vital parameters. This information is crucial for maintaining the ideal climate conditions necessary for plant growth.

2. Data Logging: Wireless data loggers continuously record environmental data with customizable intervals, allowing greenhouse managers to track trends, identify fluctuations, and make data-driven decisions. Historical data is accessible at your fingertips, aiding in optimizing greenhouse conditions.

3. Versatility: Greenhouse data loggers come in a range of models to suit different greenhouse setups, from small-scale operations to large commercial facilities. Some models may lack the waterproofness needed for a greenhouse. These wifi data loggers can be placed inside of a water-resistant case for extra protection.

A UbiBot WS1-Pro wireless data logger is an ideal wireless data logger for a greenhouse. The WS1-Pro is shown below in a water-resistant case with an external temperature probe

4. Wireless Connectivity: Greenhouse data loggers come with Wi-Fi and cellular connectivity options, ensuring that data is accessible remotely, even from the most remote greenhouse locations.

5. Alerts and Notifications: Set up customized alerts to be instantly notified when temperature or humidity levels deviate from your desired ranges. This proactive approach will maximize your yields and possibly prevent potential crop damage.

6. Multifunctional Sensors: Greenhouse data loggers often come equipped with multiple sensors, making them versatile tools for greenhouse monitoring. For example, sensors for light intensity can help you ensure your plants receive the right amount of light for optimal growth.

7. Battery Life: Greenhouse Data loggers are designed for extended battery life, reducing the need for frequent battery changes or recharging, which can be especially useful in larger greenhouse operations. Furthermore, all UbiBot data loggers can be powered externally including USB power, 12v power supply or with RJ45 Ethernet to guarantee uninterrupted

8. User-Friendly Interface: UbiBot data loggers are known for their intuitive user interface, making it easy for greenhouse staff to set up, configure, and monitor data remotely.

9. Cloud Storage: The data collected by UbiBot data loggers is securely stored in the cloud, ensuring that your valuable information is safe and accessible whenever you need it.

External Temperature Probes: Fine-Tuning Temperature Control

While many greenhouse data loggers are excellent all-in-one devices, sometimes you need temperature monitoring in specific locations within the greenhouse. External temperature probes complement data loggers in several ways:

1. Precision: External temperature probes provide even more accurate readings by placing the sensor precisely where you need it. Monitor temperature variations at the canopy level, near heaters, or cooling systems.

2. Customization: Tailor your greenhouse monitoring by strategically placing external temperature probes where temperature control is crucial. This flexibility ensures that your plants receive the care they need.

3. Data Synchronization: UbiBot’s IoT platform system seamlessly integrates external temperature probes, allowing you to view all data in one central platform. This simplifies data management and analysis.

4. Reduced Energy Costs: By strategically placing temperature probes, you can optimize heating and cooling systems, potentially reducing energy consumption and operational costs.

5. Humidity Control: Some external probes also measure humidity levels, which is essential for preventing mold and creating an ideal growing environment for your plants.

6. Remote Sensing: With external probes, you can extend your monitoring capabilities to areas that may be harder to reach or access within the greenhouse, ensuring uniform conditions throughout.

7. Microclimate Monitoring: Greenhouses can have microclimates with varying temperature patterns. External temperature probes help you monitor these microclimates accurately.

A UbiBot DS18B20 temperature probe, shown below, is an ideal accessory for a wireless data logger in a greenhouse.

A UbiBot TH30S-B combination temperature and humidity probe, shown below, measures humidity as well as temperature.

A smart plug, also known wifi smart plugs, smart outlet or smart socket, is a device that can be plugged into a standard electrical outlet (wall socket) to make it “smart.” A smart plug enables you to control and automate the power supply to connected devices and appliances remotely using a smartphone, tablet, voice command, or a web application.

Smart plugs can improve the efficiency of your greenhouse by automating and controlling heating and cooling, ventilation, and irrigation systems.

1. Temperature Control: Use smart plugs to regulate heaters and fans based on temperature data from UbiBot data loggers and external temperature probes. Ensure plants are always within the optimal temperature range.

2. Lighting Schedules: Connect grow lights to smart plugs and program lighting schedules to match the specific needs of your plants during different growth stages. This enhances photosynthesis and encourages healthy growth.

3. Irrigation Management: Smart plugs can control irrigation pumps, helping you schedule watering cycles and maintain proper soil moisture levels. This is especially crucial for different plant species with varying water requirements.

4. Ventilation: Smart plugs can be used to manage ventilation systems, ensuring proper air circulation and humidity control. This is essential for preventing mold and maintaining a healthy greenhouse environment.

5. Remote Access: Gain full control over connected devices remotely. Whether you’re on-site or miles away, the UbiBot IoT platform enables you to make adjustments with ease through your smartphone or computer.

6. Energy Efficiency: Monitor the energy consumption of your greenhouse devices and make informed decisions to reduce energy waste. This not only benefits your budget but also contributes to environmental sustainability.

7. Safety and Redundancy: Smart plugs can be configured to turn off specific devices in case of emergency or abnormal conditions, helping to prevent accidents and equipment damage.

A UbiBot SP1 wifi smart plug with several external sensors

The true power of UbiBot lies in its IoT platform, which acts as the central hub for all your greenhouse data loggers and data. Here’s why the UbiBot IoT platform is a game-changer:

1. Real-Time Monitoring: Access real-time data from your UbiBot greenhouse data loggers, external temperature probes, smart plugs, and other connected devices in one unified dashboard. Track temperature, humidity, light levels, CO2 concentrations, and more from anywhere.

2. Historical Data Analysis: Delve into historical data to identify trends and patterns. This information is invaluable for making informed decisions, adjusting your greenhouse strategy, and achieving consistent crop yields.

3. Customizable Alerts: Receive instant alerts via email or notifications when conditions in your greenhouse deviate from preset ranges. Be informed of issues promptly and take corrective actions to protect your plants.

4. Multi-User Access: Collaborate seamlessly with your team by granting multiple users access to the platform. Share data and insights, ensuring everyone is on the same page when it comes to greenhouse management.

5. Scalability: UbiBot’s IoT platform is designed to scale with your greenhouse operation. Whether you have a small greenhouse or a large commercial facility, the platform can adapt to your needs.

6. Cloud Storage: UbiBot securely stores your data in the cloud, eliminating the risk of data loss. Your valuable information is safe and accessible whenever you need it.

7. Integration: UbiBot’s platform is often compatible with other smart agriculture systems, allowing for seamless integration with your existing tools and technologies. This can streamline your greenhouse operations even further.

8.Data Export and Analysis Tools: The UbiBot IoT platform provides tools for exporting and analyzing data, enabling you to perform in-depth analysis, generate reports, and make data-driven decisions for optimal greenhouse management.

A UbiBot SP1 wifi smart plug communicates with the UbiBot IoT platform with a SIM or wifi connection. You can set alters in the platform and receive these alerts on your phone, tablet or computer.


In the world of greenhouse management, precision and efficiency are paramount. UbiBot’s suite of greenhouse data loggers, external temperature probes, smart plugs, and the IoT platform offers a holistic solution that empowers growers to maximize plant health, optimize resource usage, and achieve consistent yields.

By leveraging the power of UbiBot, you can create an environment where plants thrive, energy is conserved, and greenhouse management is simplified. The future of greenhouse cultivation is greener and smarter, thanks to UbiBot’s innovative technology.

Unlock the full potential of your greenhouse with UbiBot — where data-driven decisions lead to flourishing crops and sustainable agriculture.

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How can UbiBot Canada Help Your Greenhouse?

UbiBot Canada offers many greenhouse data loggers capable of measuring temperature and humidity in your greenhouse. All the models listed below have on-board temperature and humidity sensors and are compatible with wifi.

  • GS1 environmental data logger: UbiBot’s flagship product is a powerful device which meets all your needs. It accepts the widest variety of probes and sensors and comes in wifi, 4G and ethernet compatible models. This is the device to buy if you want a remote weather station or the security and stability of an ethernet connection.

UbiBot’s wifi smart plug is the best wifi smart plug for automating your greenhouse operations. You can connect several probes and sensors to this smart plug and then control the associated systems by setting thresholds in UbiBot IoT platform. For example:

UbiBot wireless data loggers and wifi smart plugs bring numerous benefits to your greenhouse. The benefits of these versatile devices increase with the addition of external probes and sensors. Furthermore, the UbiBot IoT platform allows you to access and control all your smart devices, set alerts and monitor your greenhouse conditions in real-time.

Contact us today to find the perfect wireless data logger for your greenhouse.

Water Leak Detectors

Comprehensive Guide on the Benefits of Smart Water Leak Detectors and the UbiBot IoT Platform

Water leaks, often insidious and silent, have the potential to wreak havoc on property and infrastructure, leading to substantial repair costs, structural damage, and even health hazards. Fortunately, technology has provided us with innovative solutions, such as smart water leak detectors, also known as water leak sensors, which can seamlessly integrate with the UbiBot IoT platform.

In this extensive article, we’ll dive deeper into the imperative need for smart water leak detectors and their versatile applications across various settings. We’ll cover their significance in safeguarding server rooms, warehouses, laboratories, museums, homes, boiler rooms, and even commercial laundries. By the end of this comprehensive guide, you’ll have an in-depth understanding of the value of smart water leak detectors and UbiBot IoT integration.

Understanding Smart Water Leak Detectors

Before we delve into the applications and benefits, it’s essential to grasp the fundamental concept of smart water leak detectors. These specialized sensors detect water leaks in their early stages. Often, equipped with wireless connectivity such as Wifi and 4G, they promptly transmit real-time alerts when any signs of water intrusion are detected. Now, let’s proceed to explore how these detectors are revolutionizing various industries and environments.

UbiBot’s LD1 smart water leak sensor, shown below, is compatible with two detection cables. Each cable can have two detection areas when connected with a patch cord. The LD1 includes one 3m detection cable. Additional detection cables and patch cords can be purchased separately.

Up to two leak detection cables can be attached to the water leak detector.

The Imperative Need for Water Leak Detection

1. Property Protection: Water damage, if left unchecked, can lead to severe structural issues, mold infestations, and damage to valuable possessions. Whether you’re a homeowner, business proprietor, or facility manager, safeguarding your property from water damage is of paramount importance.

2. Cost Savings: Repairs necessitated by water damage can often inflict a heavy financial burden. Smart water leak detectors come to the rescue by identifying leaks at their inception, potentially saving thousands of dollars in repair expenses.

3. Environmental Impact: The conservation of water is not just an economic concern but also an environmental responsibility. The timely detection and remediation of leaks with smart water leak detectors contribute significantly to reducing water wastage. In turn, this promotes sustainability.

4. Peace of Mind: Knowing that you have smart water leak detectors installed provides a profound sense of security. You can leave your property unattended, free from the worry of hidden leaks causing havoc during your absence.

Benefits of Water Leak Detectors

In today’s world, where property protection, cost savings, and environmental responsibility are paramount, the adoption of smart water leak detectors has become increasingly essential. These internet-connected devices offer a wide array of advantages that extend far beyond mere leak detection. From saving you money through early detection to seamlessly integrating with advanced IoT platforms, they redefine how we safeguard our homes and businesses.

1. Early Water Detection Saves You Money: Smart leak detectors identify leaks in their infancy, enabling swift action to prevent extensive damage and costly repairs.

2. Minimize Property Damage: Timely alerts from water leak sensors allow for quick response, preventing property damage and the associated expenses.

3. UbiBot IoT Platform IntegrationThe UbiBot IoT platform seamlessly enhances the functionality of smart water leak detectors, offering complete integration into existing smart home or business automation systems.

4. Remote Monitoring and Control: UbiBot’s platform enables remote monitoring and control of smart leak detectors from anywhere, providing convenience and peace of mind for property owners and facility managers alike.

5. Customizable AlertsYou can configure specific thresholds for moisture levels, ensuring that you receive notifications only when a genuine issue arises, reducing false alarms and streamlining responses.

6. Data Logging and Analysis: UbiBot’s platform allows you to analyze historical data from your sensors, helping you identify trends and address recurring issues proactively.

7. Environmentally Responsible: Smart water leak detectors not only protect properties but also promote environmental responsibility by reducing water wastage through early leak detection and intervention.

8. Easy Installation and Maintenance: Most water leak detectors are straightforward to install and require minimal maintenance. UbiBot’s platform even monitors sensor battery life, ensuring uninterrupted functionality and hassle-free operation.

Applications for Water Leak Detectors

Technology continues plays a vital role in our lives, and the utility of smart water leak detectors extends beyond simple leak detection. These innovative devices can be used in a variety of settings. From safeguarding server rooms to protecting valuable inventory in warehouses, smart leak sensors offer solutions that contribute to safety and peace of mind.

1. Server Rooms: Server rooms house critical hardware and data infrastructure. Water leaks in these environments can result in catastrophic data loss and operational downtime. Leak detectors offer immediate alerts, mitigating the risk of data loss and costly downtime.

2. Warehouses: Warehouses store valuable inventory and equipment. Leaks can lead to product damage and operational disruptions. Deploying water leak detectors strategically ensures early detection, preventing inventory losses and business interruptions.

A wireless smart leak detector sensor can be used to protect vital infrastructure such as a server room.

A server room is an ideal location for a UbiBot water leak detector.


3. Laboratories: Laboratories often contain sensitive equipment, chemicals, and valuable research. Water damage can result in significant losses. Smart water leak detectors in laboratories provide early warnings, safeguarding research, and preserving costly equipment.

4. Museums: Museums house priceless artifacts and artworks vulnerable to water damage. Installing smart leak sensors in exhibition areas and storage spaces is imperative to protect these irreplaceable cultural treasures.

5. Homes: Smart water leak detectors are equally valuable in residential settings. From kitchens and bathrooms to basements, these detectors offer homeowners peace of mind, preventing costly repairs and protecting sentimental belongings.

6. Boiler Rooms: Boiler rooms are prone to leaks that can disrupt heating and hot water supply. Water detectors in boiler rooms detect issues promptly, ensuring uninterrupted service, particularly crucial in colder climates.

7. Commercial Laundries: Commercial laundries depend on a reliable water supply, and leaks can be detrimental to operations. Smart water leak detectors in commercial laundries prevent water wastage, maintain efficiency, and minimize downtime.

UbiBot IoT Platform: A Perfect Companion for Smart Leak Sensors

In the age of interconnected technology and intelligent solutions, the synergy between smart water leak detectors and the UbiBot IoT platform emerges as a game-changing partnership. This dynamic pairing extends beyond mere leak detection, offering a comprehensive suite of features that redefine environmental monitoring. UbiBot’s platform facilitates a seamless integration of smart leak sensors into your property or facility, transforming them into powerful instruments of proactive management and informed decision-making.

1. Multi-Sensor Compatibility: UbiBot’s platform supports an unlimited number of UbiBot data loggers and other smart devices, as well as a wide range of sensors and probes This functionality allows you to create a comprehensive environmental monitoring solution tailored to your unique requirements.

2. Real-time Notifications: Receive real-time alerts not only for smart water leak detectors but also for other sensors, ensuring prompt action in case of any anomalies, whether it’s a leak or a change in environmental conditions.

3. Data Logging and Historical Analysis: UbiBot’s data logging capabilities empower you to track environmental trends. This enables informed decisions for property maintenance, resource management, and energy efficiency enhancements.

4. Cloud-Based Accessibility: Access your sensor data from anywhere with an internet connection. This allows you to monitor your property or facility remotely, analyze historical data, and make data-driven decisions.

Ubibot’s LD1 smart leak detector, depicted below, communicates seamlessly via Wifi, SIM or ethernet with the Ubibot IoT platform.

This platform can send alerts to your phone, tablet, or computer

Depiction of the interaction of a wireless leak detection sensor, the cloud app and alerts sent to a computer or tablet.


In conclusion, smart water leak detectors, when seamlessly integrated with the UbiBot IoT platform, provide a comprehensive solution to protect your property and assets from water damage. From early leak detection and cost savings to environmental responsibility and peace of mind, the benefits are extensive and far-reaching.

The applications for water detectors span across diverse industries and settings, ensuring that you can safeguard your investments, whether it’s a high-tech server room, a priceless museum collection, or the cherished comfort of your own home. Don’t wait for water damage to occur. Invest in smart water leak detectors and take proactive control of your property’s safety, security, and value.

How can UbiBot Canada Help Protect your Business and Infrastructure?

UbiBot Canada has two water detectors available ensuring that we have a sensor to meet your needs.

The UbiBot LD1 smart water leak detector is a cutting-edge stand-alone solution designed to provide comprehensive water leakage detection and real-time alerts. Its standout feature is double-sided leak detection, ensuring rapid identification of leaks with a range of up to 100m. With continuous 24/7 monitoring of conductive liquid leaks, this device offers sensitive and precise sensing, immediately triggering audible and visual alarms upon detection.

Furthermore, it has a 12V output for a second light and sound alarm as well as a 220V output to activate a relay. Both of these outputs are activated when an alert is triggered, enabling seamless integration with other components such as a pump. Depending on the model, the LD1 has versatile network connection options, including WiFi, 4G, and RJ45 Ethernet. This smart water leak detector seamlessly integrates with the UbiBot IoT platform ensuring ease of use.

The water leak probe has a single point water sensor, must be connected to a GS1 environmental data logger. Though this probe lacks the dual detection points, and 220V relay output of the LD1, it has a lower price point. This sensor is perfect if you are already using a GS1 smart data logger in your business. Please note that this sensor is not compatible with all GS1 models.

Don’t wait for a water leak to damage your home or infrastructure. Contact us today for a quote or to learn more!

Vaccine Thermometer Data Loggers

The Vital Role of Vaccine Thermometer Data Loggers and IoT Cloud Databases:

Ensuring Vaccine Temperature Integrity

In the world of healthcare and public health, vaccines are indispensable tools for preventing the spread of infectious diseases and safeguarding public well-being. However, maintaining the efficacy and safety of vaccines is contingent upon stringent temperature control. This is where vaccine thermometer data loggers, also known as vaccine fridge data loggers, temperatures data loggers or wifi data loggers, play a pivotal role.

In this comprehensive guide, we’ll delve into the pressing need for these devices and the manifold benefits they offer in safeguarding vaccine potency, all while aligning with Health Canada’s guidelines. Additionally, we’ll explore how storing data in IoT (Internet of Things) cloud databases and using external temperature probes can further enhance the monitoring of vaccine fridges.

The Crucial Role of Temperature in Vaccine Storage

Vaccines are highly sensitive to temperature fluctuations. Exposing vaccines to temperatures outside the recommended range can compromise their effectiveness, rendering them ineffective or even harmful. According to Health Canada, vaccines should be stored at temperatures between 2°C and 8°C (36°F to 46°F). Maintaining this precise temperature range is essential for preserving vaccine potency.

What Are Vaccine Thermometer Data Loggers?

Vaccine thermometer data loggers, also referred to as temperatures data loggers or vaccine fridge data loggers, are specialized devices designed to monitor, measure, and record temperatures within vaccine fridges and freezers. They offer continuous surveillance of the storage environment, ensuring vaccines remain within the specified temperature range.

How Do Vaccine Temperature Data Loggers Work?

These data loggers employ various technologies, including wifi communication, precision sensors and internet-of-things (IoT) capabilities to collect and transmit real-time temperature data. This data is then stored on the device and uploaded to a cloud-based app. The data can be accessed remotely or through on-site displays, providing healthcare professionals and technicians with immediate insights into the storage conditions.

ubibot wifi data logger wireless smart sensor is compact and perfect for many applications

UbiBot’s WS1-A temperature data logger is ideal to monitor vaccine fridge temperatures. This wifi data logger is compact and compatible with an external temperature probe.

The Need for Vaccine Temperature Data Loggers

1. Compliance with Health Canada Guidelines: Adhering to Health Canada’s guidelines is paramount when it comes to vaccine storage. Vaccine thermometer data loggers help healthcare facilities meet these guidelines by providing accurate, continuous temperature monitoring and facilitating prompt action in the event of temperature excursions.

2. Real-Time Monitoring and Alerts: Traditional temperature monitoring methods involve manual checks, leaving room for human error and delayed detection of issues. In contrast, vaccine thermometer data loggers offer real-time monitoring. They can trigger instant alerts when temperatures deviate from the safe range, allowing for rapid response and mitigation.

3. Data Integrity and Documentation: Maintaining a detailed record of vaccine storage temperatures is essential for audits and compliance. Vaccine data loggers automatically record temperature data at regular intervals, ensuring data integrity. These records can be easily retrieved and shared, simplifying regulatory compliance and accountability.

4. Prevention of Vaccine Wastage: Temperature excursions can result in vaccine wastage, which is not only costly but also detrimental to public health efforts. Vaccine thermometer data loggers help prevent vaccine wastage by enabling early intervention when temperatures fluctuate, preserving valuable vaccine supplies.

5. Enhancing Public Confidence: The use of advanced monitoring technology, such as wireless temperature data loggers and wifi data loggers, demonstrates a commitment to the highest standards of vaccine storage. This can enhance public confidence in vaccination programs, encouraging more individuals to get vaccinated.

Benefits of Vaccine Thermometer Data Loggers

1. Accuracy and Precision: Vaccine thermometer data loggers offer exceptional accuracy in temperature monitoring. They eliminate the risk of human error associated with manual checks and provide precise, consistent readings.

2. Time and Labor Savings: Automated data logging reduces the time and labor required for temperature monitoring. Healthcare professionals can focus on patient care rather than frequent temperature checks.

3. Immediate Alerts and Response: Real-time monitoring capabilities mean that healthcare staff receive immediate alerts if temperatures fall outside the safe range. This allows for prompt corrective actions, such as relocating vaccines or fixing equipment issues.

4. Remote Access: Many modern wifi data loggers feature remote access through wifi or other wireless connections. This means that healthcare providers can monitor temperatures from anywhere, enhancing convenience and flexibility.

5. Historical Data Analysis: Vaccine thermometer data loggers store historical temperature data, which can be invaluable for trend analysis and troubleshooting. Identifying patterns can help prevent future temperature excursions.

6. Regulatory Compliance: Maintaining compliance with Health Canada and other regulatory bodies is simplified with wireless data loggers. Detailed temperature records make audits and reporting more straightforward.

Enhancing Vaccine Monitoring with IoT Cloud Databases

To further improve the monitoring and management of vaccine storage, many healthcare facilities are turning to IoT cloud databases. Here’s how they complement vaccine thermometer data loggers

1. Centralized Data Storage: IoT cloud databases provide a centralized repository for temperature data collected by vaccine thermometer data loggers. This data can be accessed securely from anywhere with an internet connection.

2. Real-Time Data Analysis: IoT databases can process and analyze temperature data in real-time. This means that healthcare professionals can gain insights into temperature trends and anomalies immediately, allowing for proactive measures.

3. Data Integration: Integrating data from vaccine thermometer data loggers into IoT databases enables comprehensive monitoring. Additional data sources, such as weather forecasts or equipment performance, can also be integrated to provide a holistic view of the storage environment.

4. Scalability: IoT cloud databases are highly scalable, accommodating the growing volume of data generated by temperature monitoring systems as healthcare facilities expand their vaccine storage capacity.

External Temperature Probes for Precise Monitoring

While vaccine thermometer data loggers offer accurate monitoring within the storage unit, external temperature probes can enhance the precision of temperature measurements:

1. Placement Flexibility: External temperature probes can be strategically placed in various locations within the vaccine fridge or freezer, providing a more comprehensive view of temperature distribution.

2. Verification of Internal Conditions: By cross-referencing internal temperature data from vaccine thermometer data loggers with external probe measurements, healthcare professionals can verify and ensure the accuracy of the monitoring system.

3. Early Detection of Issues: Probes placed near critical vaccine storage points can detect temperature variations quickly, allowing for immediate action to prevent temperature excursions.

DS18B20 flat temperature probe is one of many Temperature data logger accessories ideally suited for use in vaccine refrigerators and freezers. Vaccine thermometer data logger

UbiBot’s DS18B20 flat temperature probe, shown above, is designed specifically for refrigerators and freezers. This probe is ideal to use in a vaccine fridge.

UbiBot WS1-Pro wifi data logger shown below with external USB power, USB splitters and two DS18B20 temperature probes. This combination allows you to monitor two vaccine refrigerators or freezers.

WS1-Pro vaccine thermometer data logger shown with 2 usb splitters 1 usb power adapter, and 2 DS18B20 temperature probes; wifi data logger, temperature data logger

Implementing Vaccine Monitoring Solutions

1. Selection and Integration: Select data loggers, IoT cloud database solutions, and external temperature probes that are compatible with your facility’s needs. Ensure they work seamlessly together to provide a comprehensive vaccine monitoring system.

2. Calibration and Maintenance: Regularly calibrate and maintain both internal vaccine fridge data loggers and external temperature probes to ensure their accuracy. This involves comparing their readings to a reference thermometer and adjusting as needed.

3. Training: Provide comprehensive training to staff responsible for monitoring and responding to temperature data. Ensure they are familiar with the data logger’s features, external probe placements, and IoT database access.

4. Emergency Response Plan: Develop a robust emergency response plan in line with Health Canada’s guidance. Clearly outline the steps to take in the event of temperature excursions, equipment failure, or power outages, considering data from both internal and external sources.

5. Documentation: Maintain thorough records of temperature data, alerts, corrective actions, equipment maintenance, and external probe placements. These records are essential for compliance, accountability, and continuous improvement.


Vaccine thermometer data loggers, in conjunction with IoT cloud databases and external temperature probes, are indispensable tools for healthcare facilities entrusted with the storage of vaccines. They not only ensure compliance with Health Canada’s guidelines but also offer a multitude of benefits, including accuracy, real-time monitoring, and data integrity. By investing in these advanced monitoring systems and harnessing the power of IoT technology, healthcare providers can safeguard the potency and efficacy of vaccines, ultimately contributing to public health and safety on a global scale.

How can UbiBot Canada Help?

UbiBot Canada has several models of vaccine thermometer data loggers capable of measuring temperature in your vaccine refrigerators or freezers. 

UbiBot’s WS1-A temperature data logger is perfect for vaccine refrigerators and is compatible with one external temperature probe. The WS1-Pro wifi data logger has a 4.4 inch LCD screen and can accept two external temperature probes.

UbiBot’s IoT platform stores all of your temperature records and the user-friendly interface allows your staff to access these records remotely from a cell phone, tablet, or computer.

Contact us today to for a quote or to learn more.

Understanding Data Loggers – Everything You Need to Know

Understanding Data Loggers:

Everything you Need to Know

People often refer to data loggers as smart devices or smart data loggers; these compact electronic devices play a vital role in monitoring and recording various environmental conditions in real-time. Batteries, USB connections, power adapters, or ethernet cables power these versatile devices. These varied power options allow you to pick the ideal solution for your application.

In this comprehensive blog post, we will delve deep into the world of data loggers, exploring their fundamental aspects, diverse applications, the parameters they can measure, and the different types available in the market.

What is a Data Logger?

A data logger, at its core, is a small electronic device with a microprocessor designed to detect, record, and store environmental data parameters over a specified period. These parameters can encompass a wide range of factors, from temperature and humidity to light intensity and air quality. A smart data logger stores the collected data within the device and uploads it to a cloud platform.

You can monitor the conditions in your home, facilities, or industrial processes after uploading this data to the cloud-based app, such as the UbiBot platform. Additionally, users can set alerts for low or high thresholds, and download the data to examine trends. The UbiBot Platform is compatible with both Mac IoS, Android and Windows devices, and you can access the data on your computer, tablet or phone.

Advantages of Using Data Logger:

  • Cost Efficiency: Data loggers help prevent financial losses due to product spoilage or equipment failures by providing real-time monitoring and early warning alerts.
  • Accuracy and Precision: Data loggers excel in providing accurate and precise measurements. This ensures that critical processes, such as pharmaceutical storage or laboratory experiments, maintain the necessary conditions with minimal variation.
  • Remote Monitoring: Wireless devices equipped with IoT technology allow users to monitor environmental conditions remotely. This enables timely responses to changes without the need for physical presence.
  • Time-Saving: Data loggers automate the data collection process, eliminating the need for manual record-keeping, which saves valuable time and resources.

What are the Applications for Data Loggers?

These devices can measure and record data on a range of parameters, including temperature, relative humidity, light, sound, air pressure, air quality, and more. This versatility makes them invaluable tools for monitoring and maintaining optimal conditions in diverse settings.

Here are some essential uses of smart data loggers:

1. Temperature Logging for Food: In the food industry, maintaining the right temperature is critical for preserving the quality and safety of products. Companies use data loggers to monitor and record temperature variations in storage facilities and during transportation.

2. Monitoring Temperature for Pharmaceuticals: Pharmaceutical companies use data loggers to monitor the temperature of medications and vaccines, ensuring they are stored at the correct temperature to maintain their efficacy.

3. Environmental Monitoring for Greenhouses, Farming, and Animal Husbandry:
Greenhouses, farming, and animal husbandry use data loggers to monitor environmental conditions, such as temperature, humidity, and light in agriculture.


Ws1-pro wifi wireless data logger in a water resistant case in a greenhouse with a person tending to the plants; smart data loggers

Ubibot WS1-Pro smart data logger shown in a water resistant case.

4. Monitoring of Laboratory Conditions and Experiments: Data loggers ensure that research and laboratory settings maintain stable and predefined experimental conditions.

5. Process Monitoring in Manufacturing: Manufacturing facilities rely on data loggers to monitor various aspects of their processes, enabling them to maintain product quality and safety standards.

6. HVAC System Monitoring: Data loggers are used to monitor the performance of machinery and equipment in industrial settings. They play a crucial role in predictive maintenance and safety.

7. Equipment Monitoring: Data loggers are used to monitor the performance of machinery and equipment in industrial settings. They play a crucial role in predictive maintenance and safety.

8. Industrial Safety Monitoring: Data loggers can be deployed In industrial environments to monitor gas levels, including H2S and CO2, as well as temperature, to ensure the safety of workers and equipment.

9. Energy Distribution and Consumption Monitoring: Data loggers are essential for tracking energy consumption patterns in buildings and facilities, facilitating energy conservation and cost management.

What can Data Loggers Measure?

Data loggers can measure a wide array of environmental parameters; some of the common parameters that data loggers can measure are listed below:

  • Temperature: This is one of the primary functions of data loggers. Temperature plays an essential role in various applications, including food storage, pharmaceuticals, and industrial processes.
  • Humidity: Data loggers help ensure that humidity levels remain within acceptable limits. This is important for human comfort and crucial in greenhouses to maintain optimal growing conditions.
  • Barometric Pressure: Monitoring barometric pressure is crucial in weather forecasting, as well as in applications like altitude measurement and environmental research.
  • Wind Speed and Direction: Wind speed and direction parameters are vital for weather monitoring, especially in meteorology and environmental science.
  • Rainfall: Data loggers equipped with rain gauges are used for tracking precipitation, which is essential for hydrology and flood prediction.
WS1 Pro wireless wifi data logger shown with ways to access the app including cellphone, tablet and computer; smart data loggers

Ubibot WS1-Pro smart data logger shown above with on-board temperature and humidity sensors. The data can be accessed on a computer, phone or tablet

  • Water pH and Conductivity: These parameters are crucial in environmental monitoring, particularly in water quality assessment for bodies of water like rivers, lakes, and oceans.

  • Light and Solar Intensity: Monitoring light levels is essential in agriculture, horticulture, and the assessment of lighting conditions in various indoor environments.
  • Sound Levels: Sound monitoring is essential for noise pollution control and ensuring safety in industrial and urban environments.
  • Air Quality: Data loggers equipped with sensors for measuring parameters such as CO2, O2, VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds), H2S, and NH3 are used to assess and improve indoor and outdoor air quality.

What are the Types of Data Loggers?

There are many types of data loggers designed to measure specific parameters, cater to different user requirements, and with various features. Understanding the different types of data loggers is crucial for selecting the most suitable device for your application. Here are the primary types of data loggers:

  • Standalone Data Loggers: Standalone data loggers are single-purpose devices that do not require external connections or additional equipment to operate. They are self-contained and designed to monitor specific parameters continuously.
  • Wireless Data Loggers: Wireless smart data loggers are often associated with IoT (Internet of Things) technology. These devices use WiFi, Bluetooth or SIM cards to transmit measurement data. These devices offer the advantage of remote monitoring and real-time data access. Wireless data loggers are ideal for applications where physical access to the device is limited or inconvenient.
  • USB Data Loggers: These devices connect directly to a computer via a USB interface. Users can easily download data from the logger to their computer for analysis and storage. These loggers are popular for their simplicity and ease of use.
  • Cloud-Based Data Loggers: Cloud-based smart data loggers transmit data through the cloud. Users can access and analyze this data remotely. This type of data logger is ideal for collaborative projects and applications where data needs to be accessed from many locations.
  • Vibration Data Loggers: These specialized devices used to measure and analyze mechanical vibrations in machinery and equipment. They are crucial for predictive maintenance and ensuring the smooth operation of industrial equipment.
  • High-Speed Data Loggers: These devices record fast-changing and rapid measurements, such as frequency and voltage levels. These are specialized for applications that demand precise and high-frequency data capture.

How to Choose the Right Data Logger for your Application:

Choosing the right data logger for your specific needs involves careful consideration of key features and functionalities. Data loggers come in various configurations and selecting the ideal device can significantly impact the quality and efficiency of your data monitoring efforts.

Here are some essential key features to consider when choosing a data logger:

1. Sensor Compatibility: Ensure that the data logger supports the sensors required for your application, such as temperature or humidity. Some UbiBot data loggers require that the external sensors have USB connections while other devices require an audio connection. Moreover, customers should select a device that is compatible with the external sensors required for their application, as some UbiBot sensors are not compatible with certain data loggers.

2. External Probes and Sensors: Choose a data logger that is compatible with any external sensors or probes your application requires. They enhance the versatility of your device by measuring additional environmental conditions.

3. Accuracy and Resolution: Consider the accuracy vs cost trade-off when choosing the best products for your application. Higher values will improve the quality of your data and decisions. Less accurate devices, probes and sensors will have a lower price point than higher accuracy products. 

4. Sampling Rate: Select a data logger with a sampling rate that aligns with your monitoring needs, whether it’s high-frequency data capture or periodic sampling. Customers can adjust the sampling rate of UbiBot data loggers in the UbiBot cloud.

5. Memory Capacity: Consider the data logger’s memory capacity, which affects how much data it can store before needing to offload or transfer it, especially for long-term monitoring. All UbiBot devices can store 300,000 records and upload this data to the UbiBot cloud, the entry level version of which is free with your UbiBot device.

6. Power Supply: Selecting data loggers with a power supply appropriate for your application is crucial. Replaceable batteries are convenient but not appropriate for remote locations. Devices with internal batteries require periodic charging. Data loggers that connect to external power with a DC power adapter or USB cable are perfect for fixed installations. Solar panels are perfect for remote locations.

Additional Features to Consider:

1. Connectivity Options: Choose USB data loggers for local data retrieval, while WiFi or Bluetooth-enabled loggers allow remote access and real-time monitoring via smartphones or computers. Ethernet data loggers provide enhanced information security.

2. Durability and Environmental Rating: Chose devices with appropriate IP (Ingress Protection) ratings for dust and water resistance for the environmental conditions of your monitoring site.

3. Data Storage and Export: Check the ease of storing, exporting, and analyzing data. Some data loggers offer cloud-based storage and multiple device access for simplified data management.

4. Alarm and Notification Features: Consider data loggers with built-in alarm systems for applications where immediate action is crucial. These can alert you to deviations from predefined thresholds.

5. Calibration and Maintenance: Evaluate ease of calibration and maintenance to ensure long-term accuracy. Some smart data loggers may require periodic calibration, so consider associated costs and procedures.

6. Software and Compatibility: Assess the compatibility of the data logger’s software with your existing systems and tools for data analysis. User-friendly software can streamline data retrieval and analysis.

7. Cost-Efficiency: While considering features, evaluate the data logger’s overall cost, including the initial purchase, maintenance, and subscription fees for cloud-based services.

By carefully evaluating these key features, you can make an informed decision when choosing a data logger that aligns with your monitoring requirements. This will ensure accurate and reliable data collection for your specific application.


Data loggers have emerged as indispensable tools across many industries. They have revolutionized the way environmental and process parameters and monitored and measured. Their ease of use, accuracy, and ability to support resource management make them valuable assets for businesses, research, and personal projects. Whether you need a smart data logger for food storage, pharmaceuticals, environmental monitoring, or industrial safety, it’s crucial to understand your requirements and choose the right device with the appropriate sensors and features.

How can UbiBot Canada Help?

UbiBot Canada has a wide range of wireless data loggers that measure temperature, humidity, weather conditions, air quality and more. All UbiBot data loggers are compatible with 2.4Ghz wifi and have on-board temperature and humidity sensors.

    • The WS1-A wifi data logger is a simple low cost device compatible with one external temperature probe. This product is ideal for many applications including greenhouses, walk-ins, vaccine or food refrigerators and freezers.
    • The WS1-Pro data logger has a 4.4 inch LCD screen and is compatible with several different probes and sensors. 
    • The professional-grade GS1 Series environmental data logger is compatible with the widest range of external sensors and accessories. Some models have an IP65 waterproof rating and are compatible with ethernet, mobile or GPS networks.

Explore the endless possibilities by connecting various external probes and sensors to meet your specific data logging requirements. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to streamline your data collection and analysis processes with UbiBot’s advanced data logging solutions.

Contact us today to find the perfect data logger for your needs.