A couple of months ago, I was planning on taking a short three-day vacation out of town with my family. We were excited about the trip and were happily packing when we realized that we would be leaving our cats without no one to take care of them. That definitely put a damper to our plans. Fortunately, a relative came through for us and was gracious enough to agree to house and pet sit for us while we were away.
Taking care of pets is a big responsibility and when you leave for an extended period of time, that is when you realize that having a pet will prevent you from just leaving on a whim. This could be the very thought of the people behind the development of the Seneye, a really cool aquarium monitoring system that could be the answer to the prayers of aquarium owners who want a way of monitoring their pet fishies even when they’re away.
What the Seneye does is to monitor the state of your aquarium. The system’s main component is a sensor that is placed inside the aquarium and then plugged to your computer (with internet connection, of course). What the sensor does is to constantly monitor the environment inside the aquarium. The Seneye will monitor the water temperature, the pH levels, the ammonia levels, and even the amount of light it gets. The data is uploaded to the user’s account, which is accessible remotely through a computer or through a downloadable phone app. The Seneye is so intuitive that when it detects levels that are sub-optimal it can send a text to the user to warn him so that the user can do something about the situation.
The Seneye will be coming out with three variants that will address the needs of different aquarium environments – the Seneye Home, the Seneye Pond, and the Seneye Reef.