KestrelMet 6000 Cellular Weather Station: Facilities Maintenance
Supervising the safety of others is a top priority for Brooks Reinhart, a facilities manager from Pennsylvania. Tracking weather through the seasons can help prevent dangerous situations, such as slips, falls, and icy conditions.
Easy Set Up & Quick Installation
The KestrelMet 6000 Cellular Weather Station is a rugged, reliable, all-in-one weather monitoring solution for facility maintenance managers. The KestrelMet 6000 is easy to set up and install. “It’s only one trip up the ladder to install the KestrelMet 6000,” said Reinhart, who oversees several buildings as part of day-to-day operations. That one single trip up the ladder is important factor taking into account his own safety and time spent. When you’re installing the KestrelMet on a roof or another location high off the ground, you want to be quick and efficient.
Most weather stations come with a lot of individual components to attach and parts to assemble. Installing the weather station correctly to ensure that the unit functions properly can prove to be complicated. Not so with the KestrelMet 6000. The KestrelMet was designed with the customer in mind to deliver a fast, frustration-free set up experience. It arrives pre-assembled and includes the tools you need for set up (along with a spare screw in case you drop the first one). Out of the box, you can have your KestrelMet mounted and measuring onsite weather conditions in 20 minutes or less.
Count on the KestrelMet 6000’s Reliable Cellular Connectivity
For Reinhart, one of the most compelling features of the KestrelMet 6000 is its reliable cellular connectivity. Many weather stations use Wi-Fi to connect to online weather data. But weather events and location can impact Wi-Fi reception and prevent you from accessing the information you need maintain safety for employees and the property.
"I can't depend on spotty Wi-Fi," says Reinhart. "I need to be able to get to my phone and get that information."
Reinhart needs the up-to-date reliability of KestrelMet’s cellular connectivity so he can get to the factory as needed. If the KestrelMet 6000 is reporting threatening weather conditions to his phone, Reinhart can take action to ensure the safety of all employees.
Once he makes it to the facility, he can take precautions or assign tasks as needed.
Not only is KestrelMet’s connectivity reliable, but it’s also affordable. The first year of the cellular plan is free, and after the first year, low-cost plans are available for only $50/year.
More Ways the KestrelMet 6000 Can Assist Factory Environments
With Kestrel Instrument’s first cellular weather station, facilities managers can maximize the value of advanced weather data to minimize financial loss, and protect employees and property.
Not only is the weather a safety consideration on the ground, but Reinhart must consider the state of the building as well. For example, high winds can cause roof damage to the building’s exterior. This damage can lead to interior damage from leaks. In the worst-case situation, roof damage can cause mold growth, leading to another serious safety issue.
That's why Brooks Reinhart relies on the KestrelMet 6000 Cellular Weather Station as one of the most important tools for doing his job.
As a pre-configured weather device, facilities managers can track elements including:
- Wind speed
- Wind direction
- Barometric pressure
- Relative humidity
This data can help determine if dangerous weather poses a threat, such as severe thunderstorms that may impact electricity and other operations. Temperature and humidity can help determine if potentially dangerous situations can occur inside the factory, such as heat stress.
Investing in the KestrelMet 6000 Cellular Weather Station is a wise decision for many industries and professions. Facilities managers can use it as a precautionary tool that ensures safe working conditions.
The KestrelMet 6000 is Ideal for Factory Environments & Remote Facilities
No matter what kind of factory you operate, facility you manage, or where you are in the world — understanding the weather is essential for operational and employee safety. Whether you are facing hurricane-force winds in the tropics or snowstorms in Pennsylvania, just like Reinhart, the KestrelMet 6000 provides actionable insights based on accurate and reliable weather information.
Trust the KestrelMet 6000 Cellular Weather Station to keep factory workers safe and minimize the impact of severe or hazardous weather with superior accuracy and a cellular connectivity that you can count on.