Animalarm: portable temperature alarm
Dogs are very sensitive to external temperatures, especially to extremes of heat, because their ability to control their own body temperature is limited. The Animalarm is an ingenious device for warning you when the temperature has exceeded specified temperatures - either extremes of hot or cold. You can programme in the specified temperature yourself because many factors: breed type, age, health etc, will dictate what constitutes an appropriate level for your dog.
When you buy the device, you pair it with your pre-existing mobile phone. If the temperature exceeds the boundaries you have set, it will warn you by sending an initial text message to your phone and further messages for every degree celsius the temperature goes beyond that. You can even phone or text the device to find out the current temperature reading.
Victoria Davidson came up with the idea when she was looking for a device to safeguard her two small terriers and couldn't find anything on the market like it. In this video, she tells us exactly how the device works, how much it costs and how she went about developing it.
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