I am looking to monitor my freezer in my garage for failures (for failures (usually because someone does not close the door completely). I have both Z-wave
, and I am considering the Everspring
ST814 Z-wave sensor, but it does not have a remote probe, so I would have to put it inside. The problem with this is the unit would have to be exposed to sub-freezing temperatures, but more importantly, the signal would have to penetrate the metal enclosure, which I think will be a problem. This unit runs on batteries.
Alternatively, I can use the INSTEON freezer kit, which is a binary temp sensor connected to an I/O link. It runs on AC, and I would only get an alarm when the threshold is reached. This of course runs on AC.
Oregon Scientific does have a remote probe thermometer, but I do not have an RFX comm and I am trying to get by without one.
Does anyone know of any other INSTEON temperature monitoring devices (besides thermostats