Are Pet Heat Alarms Reliable Enough To Use In An RV?

by Anonymous

RV Heat Alarms to Protect Your Pets

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.

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.


ANSWER 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)

features include:

* 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 (pictured above).

features include:

* 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 readings

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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.

Happy RVing

RVing Al

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About Doggie Daycare
by: Malinois Rescue

When you arrive at the campground, do an online search for dog training facilities, as they are the most reputable "daycare centers". Also call veterinary offices in the area for a recommendation if they, the vet, does not offer boarding. Some vets do, although it will not be a playful, fun environment for your dog.

marcell pro
by: Robert

MarCELL Cellular monitoring system

We've been using our Marcell Pro for a couple months now. Not too worried about the heat just yet but in a month or so it's gonna be hot! Its nice to not worry so much when we leave the pups.

Doggy Daycare
by: Anonymous

There are usually doggie day cares close by even in the boondocks.

by: James

Thanks for the article! We got our MarCELL PRO over the weekend from amazon and so far so good! Works great and excited for this summer with our Doggos

RV temperature alarms - cellular
by: Amanda


We travel extensively with our two goldens and we recently purchased a cellular enabled temperature monitor that calls or texts my husband and I if temperatures or humidity go above a threshold we set.

When we have our generator running, it also can give you alerts if the power goes out. You can also go online and check what the current conditions are. Super easy to set up

Costs 15 bucks a month for service but well worth it and covers all cell data and whatnot. is the website

Fault Tolerant Cellular RV Pet Alarm
by: Dave

With summer camping just around the cornere.our readers may want to look at Temperature@lert's cellular temperature sensor for RV pet monitoring. The device is battery powered for up to 2 weeks, kept charged with campground power.

The device sends out email, text and phone call messages to make sure users are informed of problems. Android and iPhone apps are available. And if the device does not check in due to some error, users are informed, adding a triple fault tolerant level. Website:

Pet Heat Alarm for RV
by: Dan Farnan

I would like to respectfully introduce a third temperature alarm product that my company sells called the ThermoGuardian.

It's priced at $378.00 has a 6ft. temperature sensor. Powered by 120V AC adapter or 12V DC battery or Solar Power.

A $5.00 SIM Card and AT&T service contract is required ( Approx. $100 per year )

You can send the ThermoGuardian a text message requesting the current temperature and it responds back with the current conditions. Also, when the temperature is above or below your programmed set point the ThermoGuardian will send out text messages to four phones.

Thank you,
TIP TEMPerature Products

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