Swift Sensors: Sub-Zero Temperature Sensor for COVID-19 Vaccine Monitoring and Storage

24/7 cloud-based wireless monitoring ensures vaccines are stored throughout the cold chain in the required sub-zero temperature ranges down to -100°C.

Swift Sensors, a provider of industrial IoT sensor solutions, announces the launch of its secure wireless vaccine storage unit monitoring and alert system to enable medical facilities and pharmacies to remotely monitor COVID-19 vaccine storage temperatures, automate data logging, and respond quickly in case of an equipment problem or power failure.

As vaccine suppliers and public health agencies expand the number of locations for vaccine delivery, pharmacies and clinics must quickly and safely store the vaccines to preserve the vaccines’ efficacy, prevent waste, and comply with data monitoring regulations. Swift Sensors has developed a wireless sensor system to achieve these goals.

Data loggers have historically been used in cold-chain monitoring of vaccines, pharmaceuticals and other critical perishable items, but the new sub-zero temperature sensor is designed to deliver an all-in-one, cost-effective solution for the safe and fast distribution and delivery of much-needed vaccines.

  • Each Swift Sensors vaccine package includes at least one wireless remote temperature sensor to relay storage temperature data to an included wireless gateway.
  • The gateway sends data to a secure cloud-based Swift Sensors Console account. Pharmacy and clinic managers can view temperatures in real-time on their computer or mobile device. They can also receive instant alerts via text, voice, or email if the storage unit temperature exceeds established thresholds.
  • Installation typically requires only a few minutes, and the device batteries last six to eight years.

Swift Sensors offers a choice of two temperature sensor models with each package. The SS-SEN-110 Wireless Sub-Zero Temperature Sensor measures temperatures from -320°C to +302°C, while the SS3-105 Wireless Remote Temperature Sensor reads temperatures from -40°C to +125°C.

Pharmacies and clinics can use the sub-zero temperature sensor to monitor the temperatures the Pfizer vaccine requires or use the standard wireless remote temperature sensor to monitor Moderna vaccine storage conditions.

“My customers include a national network of primary care offices and vaccine delivery providers with strict requirements for safe handling,” said David Swensen, Co-Owner of Advanced Controls NY.  “I’m using Swift Sensors to monitor both currently available COVID-19 vaccines for my clients.”

The Swift Sensors Console stores historical temperature readings so pharmacies and clinics can easily comply with CDC and state health department data logging requirements, without having to spend employee time manually recording or updating temperature data. 

Health care providers can customize and order their vaccine monitoring package from an authorized reseller/integrator or directly from the Swift Sensors website. 

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