I have a dream of monitoring all the temperature/humidity stats of my various grow setups from my computer, recording it for records, better analysis of optimal conditions, etc. *I already control all my lights, humidifiers and vent fans from the computer, so combined with data collection it would be a pretty sweet setup.
I imagine this kind of thing exists for greenhouses, etc. *High priced, specialized modules, etc. *I have seen some gadgets to wirelessly report back such data- but they sell for many hundreds of dollars each. *
So, i'm trying to find out two things:
1- What is the state-of-the art for those lucky few who have both professional greenhouse setups and lots of cash, and want to monitor things. I realize that may not cover anyone here..
2- Is there any option that i've missed (besides DIY) that will do this at less ridiculous prices
Any input, ideas would be appreciated. *Someday i will have a setup like this, so i figure i might as well start now rather than spend the money on separate combo thermometers/hygrometers.