The easy to install sensors are enabled by TasmaNet’s Internet of Things (IOT) network and provide real-time monitoring of CO2 levels which is viewed on Indicium’s Cloud Dashboard. Data is viewable on any device, and email or text alerts can be set up to provide a warning when CO2 concentrations in a monitored space reach an unsafe level, prompting users to take proactive measures to ensure indoor air quality is maintained. In addition to CO2, the devices can also measure other environmental metrics including temperature, humidity, luminosity and motion.
The importance of monitoring indoor air quality has been a hot topic in relation to slowing the spread of COVID-19 within indoor settings. Poor ventilation indoors can increase the concentration of viral particles in the air, therefore increasing the risk of disease transmission. However, according to the CDC, adequate monitoring of CO2 levels and adjusting ventilation levels accordingly can reduce the spread of COVID-19 by up to 39 per cent.
Smart Air Sensors have already been successfully installed at the Taste of Summer event held in Hobart over the New Year, as well as in many schools prior to the start of the school year.
Indicium CEO Mike Ross says “We’re very excited to be working with TasmaNet to provide an innovative monitoring solution that is easy to install, accessible, and provides tangible value in the form of real-time data and communication about indoor air quality. Unlike hand-held devices, our sensors provide long-term data retention, empowering our clients to make informed decisions about the safety and comfort of their indoor spaces at different times of the day, across all seasons”.
The wireless CO2 sensors are available to order by contacting TasmaNet (1300 792 711) or Indicium Dynamics (firstname.lastname@example.org).