Swift Sensors, Inc., an Austin, Texas-based supplier of cloud-based sensor systems, and Eagle Eye Networks, a supplier of cloud-based video surveillance systems based in Austin, Texas, deployed its enhanced video notifications at Papa Murphy’s International, LLC, a Vancouver, Wash., “take-and-bake” pizza chain.
Papa Murphy’s owners Bridge and Michael Bertram installed the enhanced video notifications to add an extra layer of protection and ensure the freshness and quality of their pizzas.
With Swift Sensors, the temperature of the walk-in coolers and prep lines are constantly monitored using wireless temperature sensors that securely transmit data to the cloud. Anytime a temperature exceeds a threshold set by the owners, they are immediately notified by email, text message or phone, so they can prevent food spoilage.
Meanwhile, video cameras located in several locations stream video data to the cloud using the Eagle Eye Cloud Security Camera VMS. The system provides video surveillance for the employees and customers both during and after business hours, and helps the owners identify areas for operational improvement. The Bertrams also obtain real-time video images anytime they receive a notification from the Swift Sensors network.
The enhanced video notification places up to four images from multiple cameras in an email notification corresponding to the exact time of the notification event. Upon receipt of the notification, the Bertrams log into their Swift Sensors dashboard to view before and after video of the environment and equipment located by the sensor(s) that generated the notification.
“We can now view synchronized real-time video and sensor data to identify issues with our equipment and quickly solve the root cause of a problem,” says Michael Bertram, owner. “We’ve already saved hundreds of dollars of ingredients when we’re notified of compressor failure in our prep line and immediately moved the inventory to our walk-in cooler.”
This implementation is made possible through each company’s RestFUL APIs, which accelerate the comprehensive integration. The integration utilizes Eagle Eye’s live and recorded video streams with Swift Sensors’ cloud-based dashboard. The integration of these best-in-class cloud monitoring systems allows customers to combine real-time video with live sensor data and notifications.