Sensor technologies can provide records of controlled parameters that can be used for purposes such as condition monitoring, occupational safety, air quality, or food safety. A network of wireless sensors ensures intelligent infrastructure management and enables valuable user experiences. Possible sensor data include temperature, humidity, CO2, air pressure, illumination, vibration, and much more. Integrated into critical systems, the sensors can provide cost savings, improved energy efficiency, and reliable reporting.
Hardware for Sensor Data Collection
Typically, a network of infsoft Locator Nodes and wireless sensor devices is used to collect the environmental or presence data of interest. Beacons can also be equipped with sensor technology (“sensor beacons“). Furthermore, effective energy management can be enabled by using infsoft Locator Beacons Smart Plug to record and evaluate power consumption.
Software for Sensor Evaluations
infsoft’s software solutions provide real-time trending, notifications to relevant personnel, and automated reports. Alerts can be set up to automatically inform about situations that require attention. The web-based application infsoft Sensors provides real-time access to the collected sensor data. Customizable dashboards help to assess current situations and long-term trends.
Collection of sensor/condition data by means of infrastructure hardware (e.g., sensor beacons)
Visualization of transferred data via infsoft Sensors
Display of sensor data in Workplace Experience Apps etc.
Use Cases for the Evaluation of Sensor Data
There are various possible applications for sensor data and their analysis. Here are some examples:
Office automation aims to provide comfortable and energy-efficient working environments for the occupants by automating office appliances, improving the office working experience. For example, when an office room is entered, the lighting system can be switched on and configured to a suitable illumination level, the air conditioning can be automatically adjusted, etc. This creates an ambient space that ensures an optimal working atmosphere for employees and can increase their performance and productivity.
Air quality monitoring
Many businesses depend on reliable and actionable air quality data to drive effective decision-making. Integrated real-time monitoring systems with sensors that measure temperature, relative humidity, and/or CO2 levels help ensure a healthy, safe, and comfortable environment for workers in commercial and industrial buildings. They can also help maintain a stable environment in food processing, agriculture, warehousing, and many other areas.
Storage condition monitoring
To increase efficiency and transparency and mitigate the risk of product damage, humidity and temperature-related changes can be monitored in archive rooms and the pharmaceutical sector. A monitoring solution can address common problems that can occur when storing medical products or samples. For example, it is important for many medications to remain within a certain temperature range.
Despite safety regulations and procedures, work-related accidents remain a huge, cross-industry problem. In addition, as personnel moves through a facility, individual safety risks are constantly changing. Wearable sensors that monitor information such as gas exposure, heart rate, and motion can be used inside factories as well as during search and rescue and other first responder situations. Real-time data enable warnings to be received when situations become unsafe. Also, the working environment, for example in industrial areas, can become much safer when concentrations of hazardous substances, temperature, humidity, and/or illumination levels are measured.
Implementation in infsoft Products
Evaluating sensor data is part of our products infsoft Room Environment and infsoft Workplace Experience.
infsoft Room Environment
This smart room climate monitoring solution uses the collection of sensor data to characterize the quality of the office environment and create optimal working conditions.