Wireless temperature monitoring –  a shortcut to avoiding food waste

Unnecessary costs, product losses, and carbon footprints have one thing in common: they can all be reduced with better monitoring. Wireless temperature monitoring makes it easier to control those critical temperatures – and the price tag is affordable too. Here's how it works:
  • Maria Sotberg




Avoid food loss by utilizing wireless temperature sensors
Many kiosks, small shops and canteens opt for wireless monitoring with temperature sensors. Photo by kali9, Getty Images Signature.

When you throw food out, it's not just the food that goes to waste. The farmer's effort, the fuel that has been used to transport the goods, and respect for the fact that we have food on the table shouldn't be taken for granted.

Globally, around 14 % of food produced is lost between harvest and retail, while an estimated 17 % of global food production is wasted.

Supermarkets are big energy spenders

Energy usage in supermarkets

According to the UN, the refrigeration systems in a supermarket account for between 30% and 60% of the electricity consumption, whereas lighting accounts for between 15% and 25%. Additionally, it's also worth noting that refrigerant leakage is associated with up to 20% of stores' greenhouse gas emissions.

In addition to large volumes of food getting lost somewhere in the supply chain, supermarkets are one of the most energy-intensive sectors among commercial buildings. The primary reason for this high energy consumption is refrigeration, which can account for more than half of all the energy used.

Food that is lost and wasted accounts for 38 % of total energy usage in the global food system. Meaning that energy efficiency and food waste are highly intertwined.

It's difficult to address the whole value chain; we can't solve everything at once. But we can do something about the food that is lost due to improper storage or failing refrigeration and freezing systems. For some stores, wireless temperature monitoring could be the route to avoid food waste.

Benefits of wireless temperature monitoring

A wireless solution is a good replacement for cabled equipment and is a useful way to cut costs, enhance flexibility and get faster, less invasive installations.

Wireless sensors
The wireless sensors fit just about everywhere - no matter what kind of equipment you already have.

Wireless devices are versatile and can be used for more than you might think. Here are 3 benefits you should know about:

Reduces the risk of product loss

  • The temperature sensors communicate with our servers, so you get an SMS warning you of deviations if the temperature rises above or drops below set limits. This way, you can avert loss and gain greater control over the food you sell.

Quick and simple installation

  • You can fit the wireless sensors precisely where something needs measuring, and installation is so simple you can do it yourself. To begin with, we set the limit values for you. Later on, you can log in and change them as you wish.


  • Many kiosks, small shops, canteens, and gas stations opt for wireless monitoring. But did you know that they are also used in car washes, boats, and public transport? Measure moisture or temperature, with plenty of fastening options and long battery life.

Because the system is wireless, the sensors can be used in many different places. In fact, you can connect up to 60 sensors to one gateway. Simple, fast, and affordable.

Want to know more about wireless monitoring? 

PS: Don't judge a book by its cover

Here are some handy everyday hints for all those food rescuers out there:   

  1. Ugly fruit or weird carrot? Cut away the blemishes, and buy fruit that doesn't meet the cosmetic standard. They taste the same.
  2. Rummage a little in the fridge when you refill it and put the oldest item at the front. Make sure the refrigerator is at the right temperature.
  3. Best before, but not bad after! The look, smell, and taste test is often a good clue as to whether the food is safe or not.