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Announcing Stylish New AcuRite Fridge and Freezer Sensors!

Announcing Stylish New AcuRite Fridge and Freezer Sensors!
By AcuRite Team
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Announcing Stylish New AcuRite Fridge and Freezer Sensors!

Check out the latest kitchen accessory from AcuRite! The Digital Refrigerator/ Freezer Thermometer is essential to ensure the ideal temperature for food storage in your home.

Easily identifiable icons make it clear which sensor gets placed inside the fridge and which goes in the freezer. Plus, the handy suction cups paired with elastic bands allow you to hang the sensors in the most convenient spot for you. Hang it, stick it, or move it around if it gets in your way. Either way, as long as these sensors are inside your fridge and freezer, you will have the peace of mind knowing your food is stored in ideal conditions. The sensors are rated from -40°F to 158°F (-40°C to 70°C).


The wireless temperature sensors report to the stainless steel magnetic display that blends into the front of your stainless steel fridge or freezer. If you prefer a more discrete location for the display, there’s a hole in the back for hanging on the wall. You can also simply place the display on the countertop with the convenient tabletop stand. Lights flash when data is sent to the display every 30 seconds and indicator lights on the display show connectivity to the sensors.  Lights on the display will flash if the signal is lost from either sensor.

By default, an alert system in the display will tell you when the temperature of the fridge or freezer is out of ranger for longer than 5 minutes. (This is to prevent false alarms due to temperature changes while loading or unloading the fridge or freezer). The preset alarms will flash and beep when the refrigerator temperature is below 33°F (0.5°C) or above 40°F (4.4°C), or when the freezer temperature is below -20°F (-28°C) or above 0°F (-17.8°C). Not happy with these preset thresholds? Feel free to go in and adjust them yourself. The display is easy to use and program, with easy-read numbers and buttons on the front of the display. Another bonus feature is the display logs 24-hour high and low temperatures, as well as all-time high and low temperatures for both sensors.

These sensors are all wireless; the display takes 3 AAA batteries. Each sensor requires 2 AA batteries (use standard alkaline batteries, lithium batteries are recommended for the freezer).

This is another great sensor to add to your smart home monitoring toolkit to keep a watch on your home or business. AcuRite Meteorologist (and Mom of two), Kari Strenfel, wishes she had these sensors this summer when her 4-yr-old daughter grabbed a popsicle out of the freezer one evening. A few hours later, they noticed she didn’t close the freezer door completely, causing six bags of breastmilk to spoil! Well, Kari learned her lesson and no longer stored the milk in the freezer door, but rather in the very back of the freezer. If Kari had installed sensors, she would have been alerted as soon as the sudden drop in temperature was detected. Comment below on your favorite AcuRite home monitoring tools or share your stories about how a fridge/ freezer sensor could have saved your food from spoiling!



September 17, 2019
Comments
Donn H
September 20, 2019 at 11:36 AM
In an alarm condition is this system capable of sending an alert signal to your smart phone which would be nice in situations where you weren't home. Looks like a great product.
AcuRite Team
September 20, 2019 at 12:30 PM
The display is not able to send an alert to your smart device, but it will sound an audible alert when your set temperatures are out of range.
Daniel M Hertig
September 20, 2019 at 7:37 PM
Please let me know when the Freezer/Fridge Alarm System is able to communicate to a Cellphone and I will buy several
willie
September 20, 2019 at 12:05 PM
Sounds OK, BUT NO Price. I think i'll pass Kinda like AT&T puts an add on TV, has you sign up for service, then you find out you just signed a 2 year CONTRACT you CAN'T get out of.
AcuRite Team
September 20, 2019 at 12:33 PM
You can purchase the Fridge and Freezer thermometer through the link below. https://www.acurite.com/stainless-steel-digital-refrigerator-freezer-thermometer.html
Ernie Brown
September 20, 2019 at 12:11 PM
Where can one buy these and how much are they? Can we get a price brake on more than one unit.
AcuRite Team
September 20, 2019 at 12:33 PM
You can purchase the Fridge and Freezer thermometer through the link below. https://www.acurite.com/stainless-steel-digital-refrigerator-freezer-thermometer.html
Fletcher Monell
September 20, 2019 at 12:41 PM
Since we are dealing with food, and obviously temperature is important which is why we would opt for monitoring. How do we know the temperature is accurate and can you recalibrate it if it is off?
AcuRite Team
September 20, 2019 at 12:45 PM
The sensors have an accuracy standard of +/- 2 degrees Fahrenheit and are calibrated during manufacturing.
JAMES A WEBB
September 20, 2019 at 1:07 PM
What is the pitch of the alarm? I have hearing problems and can't hear my watch beep. Even the doorbell is lost if behind one closed door. I'd be happy to purchase this device if it could integrate with your weather display or its Internet connection. Seems a "Smart Home" device would have central data collection!
AcuRite Team
September 20, 2019 at 2:14 PM
The alert has a pitch of 75 dbm with a tone of 2040 Hz.
Johan
September 20, 2019 at 1:13 PM
This is a great start but it would be nice if this could integrate with a smart hub like SmartThings. Then you would be able to push alarms to your phone and set up rules and actions...
David Young
September 20, 2019 at 1:13 PM
Are there plans to make these sensors send the temps via the Acurite Access device. I have currently the 5 in 1, and three other temp sensors tied through the Access hub. If you have plans to make the sensors communicate with the hub I will pass for now.
Lonnie Hoyt
September 20, 2019 at 1:53 PM
Do these work with the Internet Access device like my 5-in-1? Can rules be set up for alerts on the phone app using Internet Access?
AcuRite Team
September 20, 2019 at 2:12 PM
The thermometers are not compatible with the AcuRite Access.
JP
September 22, 2019 at 7:13 AM
It would be perfect if it worked with AcuRite access. This would eliminate having multiple display units. I don’t understand why they would have something new that’s not state of the art. It’s like going backwards.
AcuRite Team
September 25, 2019 at 1:49 PM
We appreciate your feedback and will certainly provide this to our Development Team!
Loren
September 20, 2019 at 1:58 PM
Can the display be added as a sensor/device to my Acu*Rite Access to make it part of my smart home, or is this just a stand-alone product?
AcuRite Team
September 20, 2019 at 2:10 PM
This is a stand alone product. We will be sure to pass your suggestion on to development team for future consideration though.
mccabet
September 20, 2019 at 3:37 PM
I currently use the standard outdoor sensors with Acurite Access.. They work perfectly fine. It also sends me a text message when preset limits are exceeded.
Kristina
September 20, 2019 at 3:11 PM
Seems it would be more important for this to have the ability to communicate to a phone than the weather sensors. I didn't bother adding that to my phone, as I can't do anything about the weather. But I can do something about my fridge or freezer temp. If I'm out of town and it sent an alert to my phone, I could ask a trusted neighbor who already has a key to my house to check it out for me so I don't come home to spoiled food.
AcuRite Team
September 25, 2019 at 1:42 PM
This is great feedback, thank you. We will be sure to share the feedback with our Development Team.
Adam J. MacDonald
September 20, 2019 at 3:11 PM
I would love a single version, as well, for my standalone freezer.
Vy
September 20, 2019 at 3:39 PM
How do these sensors differ from the stand-alone indoor/outdoor temperature and humidity sensors that do work with AcuRite Access?
AcuRite Team
September 26, 2019 at 9:28 AM
This fridge/freezer thermometer was designed for customers that don't have an AcuRite Access or need to monitor somewhere other than their home such as a camper or garage. Commercial use for this unit is also common. If you have an Access and would like to receive alerts via your smart device, we would recommend using our spot check (00276SC) thermometer in your fridge/freezer.
Loren
October 8, 2019 at 3:39 PM
What kind of range does the spot check thermometer have from inside of a refrigerator or freezer?
AcuRite Team
October 8, 2019 at 3:50 PM
The Room Monitor with Spot Check Temperature & Humidity Sensor Model #00276SC would need to be located within 330 feet of the Access or an accompanying display unit. The Spot Check Sensor is a wired probe that you would place in your freezer while the Room Monitor sensor stayed outside so that the appliance would not affect the range of the sensor.
bob clark
September 20, 2019 at 3:51 PM
What is the range? Not concerned about my refrig/freezer combo, but a separate freezer in another area and would like to place the freezer sensor there and the frig sensor in the main, about 20 feet away. Also, is brushed stainless the only option ?
AcuRite Team
September 25, 2019 at 12:25 PM
This device has a wireless signal range of 75 feet (23 meters-signal range is impacted by sensor location and may vary) Currently, brushed stainless steal is the only option for color.
Tommy Jones
September 25, 2019 at 2:13 PM
Good question. Is Stainless the ONLY Option ? I will NOT buy anything in Stainless Steel. It has a COLD feeling and belongs in the Morgue
AcuRite Team
September 26, 2019 at 9:04 AM
Currently stainless steel is the only color option. Thank you for the feedback, we will be sure to pass it on to our development team!
Claude Lynn
September 20, 2019 at 5:16 PM
Will these units interfere with my three weather units.
AcuRite Team
September 25, 2019 at 11:53 AM
No, this will not interfere with your other weather stations. This device will run on a different channel on the 433 MHz frequency. This model does have an ABC switch to allow up to three of the same device in the same location.
Rob
September 20, 2019 at 5:40 PM
You could always just get two 592TXR tower sensors that are compatible with the access and put them in the fridge/freezer. Unfortunately the Access has a limit of 7 devices.
ERIC M FEIST
September 20, 2019 at 6:05 PM
Will this communicate through the access hub so I can get alerts on my mobile.
AcuRite Team
September 25, 2019 at 2:00 PM
This device is not compatible with the AcuRite Access. We will certainly let our Development Team know that is what you are looking for!
George Antone
September 21, 2019 at 8:50 PM
I have an acurite weather system that i recently had to upgrade the main interface to keep it online. I would love to add water and freezer sensors but why would i buy another sensor that doesn't interface with my existing system and give me alerts on my phone?
Jay
September 22, 2019 at 11:32 AM
is the transmitter/receiver frequency the same on all units???? I have multiple refrigerator/freezers, and freezers to monitor. Signal over-ride would be a major problem.Already tried using wireless units to monitor several freezers, works great, but transmitters all use same frequency, multiple unit monitoring not possible
AcuRite Team
September 23, 2019 at 3:18 PM
This has an abc frequency switch so that you could use multiple units if you need too. You just need to ensure that both the sensors are on the same abc switch as the display.
Moe
September 23, 2019 at 6:42 PM
Will this interfere with my 5 in 1 home weather station?
AcuRite Team
September 25, 2019 at 10:45 AM
No, this will not interfere with your 5in1 weather station. This device will run on a different channel on the 433 MHz frequency.
Ray Thoen
September 26, 2019 at 9:08 AM
This is useless product if it will not communicate with Access unit. I already use normal room sensor units in fridge and freezer and can tell temp and get alarms anywhere. AcuRite has such a line of great products why would you waste time with this local only display.
AcuRite Team
September 26, 2019 at 9:22 AM
Thank you for the feedback, we will be sure to pass this onto our development team! This fridge/freezer thermometer was designed for customers that don't have an AcuRite Access or need to monitor somewhere other than their home such as a camper or garage. Commercial use for this unit is also common. If you have an Access and would like to receive alerts via your smart device, we would recommend using our spot check (00276SC) thermometer in your fridge/freezer.
bob
October 8, 2019 at 6:56 PM
We have the usual refrigerator/freezer in my kitchen, but also have a large stand alone freezer in another room with hundreds of dollars of food. While we are constantly in the kitchen frig/freezer, even though we may go into the other room regularly, we may go days without opening the second freezer and would be totally unaware if there is a problem, until water starts leaking out. Having a visual of the temp in front of us outside will be a big help !