Gradually we see as the internet of things will materialize in various types of solutions such as temperature control and lighting at home. Beyond this, what we have also seen applications in this field are in the care of pets, but what happens in this case if there is an error?
I recently saw some designed for dogs devices and other pets, some with remote control functions (if you can discuss this with animals) as the case Petcube, besides being able to see the mascots can play with them a laser. But in this case we are talking about not prevent biting furniture or do some mischief, but food. What is the solution if the service goes down?
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For many years, there are automatic dosing of feed used especially in the case of farms and animals that spend part of the day alone. Petnet adds the component smart these dispensers offering a dose calculation of feed according to the characteristics of the animal, besides a control from the smartphone through its own app may change the dose and control what your pet has ingested.
Until there all right and apparently quite useful if for any reason we have to spend many hours away from home that is not enough to stop one prepared ration, but requires at least one or two more. What then is the problem? And not only the risk is usually found with any automation (by power outages or network), but here also come into play servers Petnet. What if they have a fault? Well, then think of an emergency protocol because possibly touch you going to feed your pet.
Alan, one of the users of the system Petnet published this in your timeline of Twitter. Apparently they fell Petnet servers and users are notified by mail that effect and that would warn when it was settled, but reminded the owners that are manually would ensure feed your pets.
We are having problems with one of our third-party servers. This is being investigated right now and we will provide more information as we receive it.
One of the portions may programmed and remote commands fail. Please make sure that your pets are fed manually until we resolve the incident.
We continue to update information as we resolve the incident. They can update information from the Twitter account Petnet Support.
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For now we see in this account of Twitter (Petnet (io) Support) that has set the tweet that refers to this last fault. If we look at the previous failures there has been none like, although servers have undergone some maintenance was performed on the same day (for example, the September 21, 2015) and do not know if it lasted so as to cause problems users as of this time.
Internet of things, but not pets
Is this a sign that the technology (or us) is not yet sufficiently refined for the internet of things covers the care of other living beings? Clearly, remaining in each relying to a greater or lesser extent these systems, whether for alarms or for food preservation, but it should stop and think a little more when we talk about systems to feed living beings, which They exist for both animal and plant.
Perhaps you have to consider an additional level of safety or emergency operation to solve a more effective way these incidents that can always happen, like installing intelligent alarms you opt for other alternative connections as we saw in the case of Sigfox. Currently there are no Petnet response to this incident beyond the mail sent to users that we have attached before, see if you updated your system somehow.