Watchdog EX Control & Monitoring System

Welcome to Watchdog EX. Watchdog EX is a cloud-based vivarium management system that allows you to control and monitor the environmental conditions and watering equipment in your animal rooms. Designed for both new vivariums and existing facilities, Watchdog EX monitors the things that matter most. This new solution provides greater flexibility for mixing/matching current hardware technologies. Watchdog EX is designed with the latest software development processes thereby allowing quick and easy adaption of future technologies, features, and hardware. 

Watchdog EX is specifically designed to aid in the management and control of animal facilities and laboratories. Watchdog EX is unique in its ability to provide several facility management tools in one easy-to-use integrated system.

Some of these tools include:

  • Monitoring the environmental conditions (such as lights, temperature, and humidity) in each animal room as well as controlling lights. This data is automatically recorded and stored in the Watchdog EX cloud system, providing tremendous time and labor savings through automation.
  • Controlling and monitoring automated watering systems (includes flushing the room distribution system to improve water quality and notifying personnel if leaks or other abnormalities are detected) as well as integrating waste flushing systems.
  • Collecting, recording, and storing data on the Watchdog EX Cloud. 
  • Generating reports and interactive graphs and charts 
  • An enhanced and interactive mobile experience for users providing notifications to personnel of problems, at any time of day or night via e-mail, text messaging, phone call. 
  • Controlling who is allowed access to each room in a facility. All access attempts create a date and time stamped log entry. This reduces unnecessary intrusions protecting the animals and research.
  • A platform designed to easily expand with new features and intelligent hardware components, keeping your facility current with the times.

Watchdog EX Monitoring System
What is Watchdog EX?

Watchdog EX is a complete vivarium management system to protect animal health, improve productivity, and assist with FDA and AAALAC compliance. Watchdog EX keeps accurate records of many analog or digital data parameters
Data readings are automatically taken at user-defined intervals and stored in a cloud database. Creating, printing, or emailing useful reports is easily done and can help verify environmental conditions. If a parameter is critical to your facility's operation, Watchdog EX can notify you anytime/anywhere via email, text message, or phone call.

The Watchdog EX system has the following basic functions:

  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Water Control and Monitoring
  • Light Control and Monitoring
  • Access Control
  • Water and Waste Flush Control
  • Cloud Data Storage
  • Alert/Alarm Notification
  • Report Generation
  • Aircuity System Monitoring/Alarming with Watchdog EX

Environmental Monitoring

Monitoring environmental conditions can be a time-consuming and labor-intensive. If done manually, Watchdog EX has automated and streamlined the environmental monitoring process to provide accurate and consistent records for thousands of points throughout your animal facility.

Environmental monitoring is a joint process involving the room sensors, local processors, control panels (ESP, AWSC, PCCx), and the Watchdog EX cloud server. At a user programmed frequency, the Watchdog EX server samples conditions so the most current information is always available for review. These samples of collected data are stored in user-defined intervals for later use in calculations and averages.

Information about environmental conditions is readily available on the Watchdog EX cloud server using standard Internet browsers.The Watchdog EX system is capable of monitoring many environmental parameters, including:

  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • Lighting states off, on, or high-level on
  • Airflow: automatically calculates changes per hour
  • Differential pressure
  • Remote temperature
  • Refrigerators and other devices

For each analog sensor, you can program alarm set points to warn you if the value goes too high or low. If an alarm is detected, the alarm notification process is initiated.

Aircuity/Watchdog EX Partnership

Connect your Aircuity System with Watchdog EX and take advantage of the powerful features both systems have to offer. Watchdog EX is able to take data coming from the Aircuity System to provide valuable monitoring, alarming, and notification capabilities.