Because cigars are made of natural tobacco leaves, they are subject to decay over time. Cigars are best stored in conditions that match the environment in which they were made. This is typically why people believe in the 70-70 rule, 70°F and 70% relative humidity. It is much easier to maintain the proper cigar humidity over long periods of time when the temperatures are mild rather than cold.
If cigars are not stored properly, they diminish in quality. If cigars are too dry from improper conditions, they will shrivel and the wrapper will come undone. Dried cigars burn too rapidly making them last for a short period of time and they start to develop a bitter taste. If cigars are too moist, they can foster mold and mildew growth. The humidity intake will cause the cigar to expand in size, potentially breaking the wrapper and ruining the entirety of the cigar.
Our company, Surge Alert, solves this problem of improperly storing cigars. Our technology tracks the temperature and humidity levels of your humidor to provide immediate access through your handheld device. Surge Alert provides accurate temperature and humidity readings of your storage, this allows you to see if the top has been left open or any of the levels have been changed. Our software gives the user a live reading to find the issue and fix it instantly before spoilage occurs.
On a monday afternoon a frequent customer came into a cigar shop. They immediately noticed the bitter smell of rotten cigars. They alerted the employee who proceeded to check the storage area in the back. Sure enough, a humidifier had been left open from the week before and the cigars inside had been deteriorated. This made the customer quite anxious because they were concerned that their favorite cigar shop might not be taking the proper storage precautions.
With Surge Alert, quality control concerns are completely eliminated with immediate access to your data at all times.