David Findlay

First Alarm

My Freezer Monitor sent me my first alarm notification yesterday while I was eating lunch at work:

Freezer Alarm

(That timestamp is in UTC: I should tweak the monitoring script to adjust that for me.)

When I got the alarm I pulled up a CGI page in MobileSafari to query the current temperature. The temperature was back to normal pretty quickly so I didn’t need to be concerned further. When I got home I mentioned it to my wife and sure enough she had opened the freezer at around that time, so the alarm makes sense. Maybe I’ll extend the monitoring script so that after it sees an alarm-triggering temperature it will poll for a few minutes to see if it goes back to normal.