A temperature alarm is set to hit the small animal and equine market, helping owners, breeders and practices ensure their animals do not overheat.
A new temperature alarm is set to hit the small animal and equine market, helping owners, breeders and practices ensure their animals do not overheat.
AnimAlarm is the brainchild of event rider Victoria Davidson, who came up with the idea after years of worrying about the comfort of her dog and horses while travelling with them in various vehicles.
Victoria said: “Dogs should never be left in a car unattended but it is also important to make sure that they are comfortable when travelling as well, which people don’t always think about.”
AnimAlarm monitors the temperature in a car, kennel or conservatory and sends a text to the user’s mobile phone if the environment reaches a temperature that could be dangerous to the animal.
While the public is becoming more aware of the dangers of leaving animals in stationary vehicles, Victoria believes many people are unaware of how temperatures can vary across rooms or a vehicle on the move.
She said: “AnimAlarm ensures your dog is travelling at an appropriate temperature in your car and takes the guess work out of it for you.
“The AnimAlarm is simple to use with both fahrenheit and celsius settings. It also has an ‘eco’ mode for long term monitoring so it is ideal for use when monitoring the temperature in kennels, conservatories, barns and other outbuildings.
“You can change your nominated mobile phone in seconds via a text message and it is supplied with two chargers, a double USB car charger, a double USB home charger and USB lead.”
- The AnimAlarm will launch nationally at Crufts in March 2013, however, for more information about the product and to order it online, visit www.animalarm.co.uk