Are Pet Heat Alarms Reliable Enough To Use In An RV?
RV Heat Alarms to Protect Your Pets
We recently bought an RV and would like to take our 2 small dogs with us at times. My worst fear is that if we went off for a few hours and left the dogs, the electricity would go off at an RV park in the summer. ANSWER
Is this usually a problem? And, are heat alarms reliable? I found a few that attach to a cell phone and calls you if the programmed temperature rises. One runs off your cigarette lighter/DC outlet. Can we get good cell phone reception in most places for this thing to call us?
Do any RV parks offer a doggy day care service?
This problem may limit where and when we travel. Boarding them is not an option.
Hi, first let me answer your question about pet heat alarms. I need to tell you from the start that I have never used or tested either of these products, so I cannot give you a personal opinion on how well they work.
There are two pet heat alarm products that are available. The first is called the MarCELL PRO Cellular Monitoring System
(pictured at the top of this page)
* Monitor and record temperature, power, humidity and flooding all without the use of on-site phone or internet
* Receive custom emails, phone calls and text alerts when conditions are out of safe ranges
* Go online to view real-time conditions, download history and manage settings
* Comes fully operational with an AT&T cellular connection. Sets up in minutes.
* Includes battery backup to send notifications even during power outages
Temp Stick Wireless Temperature Sensor
The second pet heat alarm is called the Temp Stick Wireless Temperature Sensor
* Track Temperature (-40°F to 125°F)
* Track Humidity (0 - 100%)
* Receive text and email alerts
* Battery operated, place it anywhere
* Connects directly to wifi network
* No gateway devices required
* Easy 3-minute setup
* Set hi-lo triggers for alerts
* Customize alert messages
* Monitors /alerts battery levels
* Monitors /alerts if wifi signal lost
* Unlimited history of sensor readings
* Set frequency (1-12 times hourly)
* No fees or subscriptions
* Access from anywhere via web browser
* Free Android & iPhone mobile apps
* Alert multiple users
* Supports multiple sensors
* Set C° or Fahrenheit
* LED light on when taking readingsOver 1,500,000 successful roadside rescues—Good Sam RV Emergency Road Service
Let's move on to your other questions. I am not aware of any RV parks or RV resorts that offer "Doggy Day Care". Your best bet is to call ahead to the RV Park or Resort that you plan to stay at and see what kind of setup they have for your four-legged RVers.
Your cell phone coverage and reception depends on the cell phone carrier you use and the availability of cell phone towers in the area that you are staying.
Now to your question on the reliability of the electricity provided at RV Parks or Resorts. Our family has been RVing for over 36 years and we have camped in many a different campground or resort and in that time the only time that we have ever lost power is when I forget that we are hooked up to 30 amp service instead of 50 amp service and I turn on too many appliances at once and trip the circuit breaker on the campgrounds electrical connection.
If any of our visitors have any information on pet heat alarms for you they can add their comments to this page by clicking on the "Click Here To Add A Comment" link located near the bottom of this page.