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:
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:
Water is a basic element of life. In the wrong place, however, it can cause damage. Stagnant drinking water can harbor bacteria and compromise findings. While water bottles provide drinking water to animals, their care and maintenance make them a very labor-intensive solution. An automated watering
system from Avidity Science is the functional, reliable alternative. To maintain desirable water quality, the utilization of any Avidity Science system designs accomplishes this goal. Watchdog EX can monitor and control these the operations in all our system designs.
Watchdog EX's watering control features allow you to set up an automatic flushing schedule as needed. The system flushes one line of distribution piping per pressure station at a time, though multiple locations in different zones may be flushed together. Watchdog EX can also control waste flushing.
Watchdog EX continuously monitors the watering system for high pressure, low pressure, and leak conditions. If abnormal conditions are detected, or if a flush fails, Watchdog EX will document the problem and begin the alarm notification process. This allows the problem to be detected and corrected before it jeopardizes a study. Monitoring at the rack level for leak conditions is also an available feature of Watchdog EX. See our FloSense product for more detail.
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.