When it comes to weather reporting and the technology that covers it, there is a serious gap amongst most vendors and getting a truly accurate reading. In fact, most people who are looking for a weather report are actually leaning on services that aren’t remotely up-to-minute, as they rely on older reports from the National Weather Service. There are some companies, however, that are changing the way we get weather reports, with AcuRite’s Acu-Link leading the way.
The Acu-Link device is a personal weather reporting tool that allows for remote monitoring of certain environmental conditions. This new device will allow users to see all sorts of weather and environmental conditions of both indoors and outdoors. These conditions include temperature, humidity, wind and rainfall among other things. The device will then send this information over the Internet to any device the user might prefer including a smartphone or tablet.
This data can be looked at individually or shared with whoever you would like to see, and more importantly, you can actually set the device to alert you when the conditions suddenly change, either via e-mail or text message.
This can be especially important if you might be away from home and are trying to plan your return. If you are out visiting relatives this Holiday season and your home town is hit with a blizzard or ice storm (which we all know is very likely), it can be quite useful to know that well before you get on the road and get stuck in the middle of the storm or risk your safety.
While other weather programs use satellite data in order to broadcast weather changes, this device simply leverages built-in sensors that are well tuned to different weather patterns and conditions. The device is able to send the weather data using the Acu-Link Internet Bridge, which can plug into your wireless router.
This bridge can impressively receive information from three different Acu-Link sensors at one time, and will then beam the data to the cloud, where it will be stored and sent out to users through any kind of Internet connected device.
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Edited by Allison Boccamazzo