ONLINE INDOOR AIR QUALITY
To meet the growing demand for Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) management, SMART delivers the first-of-its-kind IAQ monitoring solution. SMART IAQ works ‘Out of the Box’ and is so easy to deploy, our Sigfox enabled sensors means there is virtually no installation required. In comparison to static monitoring, continuous monitoring means it is possible to identify the causes of environmental changes more easily and react in real-time to the variability of air pollution.
SMART brings users the most accurate, precise industrial level measurements, never before seen information via instantaneous and real-time alerts, a better understanding of IAQ data, the most accurate assessment of exposure, simple IAQ management, and healthier indoor spaces, everywhere in the world.
Carbon dioxide (CO2), temperature and humidity metering device for real and accurate air quality monitoring with ultra low lifetime costs. The device measures and sends the CO2, temperature and humidity data once in every 30 minutes. our CO2 sensor uses worldwide Sigfox IoT-network for data transmission, enabling very low lifetime cost and long battery life of three years. Versatile, connected, maintenance free, ultra low cost, powerful, accurate – perfect solution for easy, long term and cost efficient air quality measurements with real carbon dioxide sensor.
During an 8 hour day, the standard exposure rate to carbon dioxide is 5000 ppm (part per million). As more people occupy a space, carbon dioxide levels spike, increasing the likelihood of sleepiness, distraction, lethargy and affecting productivity, concentration, and work performance.
Optimal temperature is between 21 and 24 degrees celsius, Anything less than 21 can result in feeling chilled and anything over 24 can result in feeling sticky.
Optimal relative humidity is between 30% to 60%. Exposure to conditions from building decay, water damage, poor plumbing and legacy pollutants are exacerbated by high humidity. Mould, which can grow as quickly as 48 hours in in high humid conditions, triggers asthma, respiratory symptoms, irritation of the eyes, nose and mouth.
WHAT IS INDOOR AIR QUALITY?
Indoor air quality (IAQ) broadly refers to the environmental characteristics inside buildings that may affect human health, comfort, or work performance. We monitor IAQ because we spend approximately 90% of our time breathing “indoor air”. Unlike outdoor air, indoor air is recycled continuously causing it to trap and build up pollutants. IAQ characteristics include the concentrations of pollutants in indoor air, as well as air temperature and humidity.
WHY DOES INDOOR AIR QUALITY MATTER?
Poor IAQ contributes to both short and long term health issues which can lead to decreased productivity, absenteeism, and possible litigation. Typical symptoms associated with poor indoor air quality include eye, nose, and throat irritation, headache, nausea, dizziness, and fatigue. In some cases exposure to indoor air pollution can lead to acute and chronic respiratory illnesses including asthma, lung cancer, pneumonia, systemic hypertension, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Legionnaires’ disease, and humidifier fever.
FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO POOR INDOOR AIR QUALITY
Gas and respirable particulates in the air are the primary sources that contribute to poor IAQ. Sources can include inadequate ventilation, poorly maintained HVAC systems, wood and coal stoves, non-vented gas heaters, environmental tobacco smoke, vehicle exhaust emissions, building materials, carpeting, furniture, maintenance products, solvents, cleaning supplies etc. The actual concentrations of these pollutants can also be amplified by other external factors including poor ventilation, humidity, and temperature.
TYPICAL APPLICATIONS FOR IAQ MONITORING