The Watchdog system fully automates data monitoring and collection, resulting in tremendous time and cost savings for you. Watchdog is a complete room-based system designed specifically to serve the unique needs of the vivarium. It ties the following features together seamlessly:
• Access control: you decide who enters rooms and when
• Environmental monitoring: sensors in each animal room automatically record temperature humidity, airflow, and differential pressure.
• Lighting control and monitoring: ensures lights turn on and off according to your schedule.
• Automated watering system control and monitoring: provides daily room or rack manifold flushing while monitoring water pressure and flow levels.
Watchdog is a powerful animal facility management tool that incorporates the important functions of automated recording and environmental data archiving to support research studies. For example, Watchdog will log 24 (or more) readings per day for temperature in the same room. Not just one room, but all rooms. Watchdog sends detailed alarms to specific personnel when readings are outside the set parameters, and historical information is readily available through user-friendly reporting.
Watchdog guards animals and research 24 hours a day, providing peace of mind for administrators, researchers, and animal care technicians. It protects animal health, improves productivity, increases security, and assists with FDA, GLP and AAALAC compliance.