Guide to IoT Smart Sensor Technology
The expansion of the Internet of Things (IoT) for smart building management has transformed the way that facilities are monitored and secured. IoT uses a centralized Internet Protocol (IP) to connect devices that include everything from sensors and door access controllers, to smartphones and security cameras. By 2025, the number of connected IoT devices is expected to reach 76 billion. Among these devices are IoT smart sensors that collect environmental data such as air quality index (AQI), temperature, humidity, particulate matter, volatile organic compounds, motion, noise, smoke and vapor levels. These integrated smart sensors provide organizations with a comprehensive view of the buildings they manage, and the insights they gather inform safety protocols, operational efficiency, and the use of physical spaces.
As smart sensor technology has evolved with the industry, IoT sensors today are deployed in a variety of use cases, including but not limited to: monitoring the temperature and humidity levels in data centers and server rooms, preventing vaping in schools, measuring air quality, as well as ensuring compliance with OSHA requirements in industrial manufacturing, food production, hotels, commercial buildings and other regulated environments.
Explore the components of IoT smart sensor technologies below:
Guide to Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) MonitoringFrom particulate matter (PM2.5) to total volatile organic compounds (TVOCs), modern smart building solutions include integrated environmental sensors that measure indoor air quality (IAQ) data over time.Learn More
Guide to Smoke & Vape DetectionWith the steady rise in people using vaping devices and e-cigarettes, environmental sensors have evolved to include both smoke and vape detection.Learn More