With the days of time consuming checks and paper-based recording becoming a thing of the past for commercial kitchens, businesses are rapidly turning to automated temperature monitoring and wireless food safety solutions.
Now, in a move that sector specialist Monika hopes will set it apart in the market, the company has launched a cloud-hosted subscription service.
The move allows customers to monitor their business 24/7 from anywhere in the world via a smartphone, tablet or computer. The hosting system is fully scalable, so it suits independent sites as well as multi-national chains, groups and franchises.
Monika says the service represents a cost-efficient alternative to the local server hosting of recent times.
The company’s systems remotely monitor temperatures and task completion data in real time, while the door and compressor status of refrigeration appliances, probing temperatures and HACCP duties can also be recorded.
Logged on an easy-to-read dashboard, the system provides everything from a simple colour-coded overview to more detailed stats and alerts on an entire estate or broken down to an individual outlet, appliance or operator when required.
With the new cloud-hosting system, the information can be instantly accessed from any internet-enabled mobile device anywhere in the world.
Thanks to the design of the software, F&B Managers can access reports detailing the performance of equipment and task management data, while also providing clear key performance indicators and HACCP compliant graphs and detailed reports instantly, demonstrating compliance and due diligence when needed.
Should temperatures deviate or task completion data be incorrect alerts and alarms are sent to key personnel, firstly through the mobile device, before escalating to email and SMS text message where necessary, allowing managers to rapidly implement corrective measures to save stock or maintain safe conditions.
Simon Wood, technical manager at Monika, said: “Having recently updated the physical hardware, attention turned to the technology behind our systems and how we could enable our system to become fully remote and accessible for our customers. The launch of the cloud hosting subscription service represents just that, a completely remote, fully accessible, yet secure service that operators can use to monitor their business 24/7 from anywhere in the world.”