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Valarm Tools Cloud Industrial IoT Air Quality Remote Monitoring Telemetry Alphasense OPC-N2 Particle Counter Particulate Matter PM2.5 PM1 PM10 10Valarm Industrial IoT Remote Monitoring Sensor Telemetry Air Quality Boxes for California Government AQMD SCAQMD IIoT application real world life customer storiesHave a look at these Air Quality Monitoring Units we made with SC – AQMD (Southern California Air Quality Management District). AQMD is a California government entity responsible for air quality monitoring and compliance in Los Angeles, Orange County, and the grand majority of Southern California. This write-up shows how your organization can use sensor hubs, industrial sensors like Alphasense air quality sensors, and Valarm Tools Cloud / Tools.Valarm.net to rapidly deploy boxes to remotely monitor just about any air quality factor like:

 

 

 

In the spring of 2014, Valarm teamed up with Dr. Bhaskar Krishnamachari at the University of Southern California to perform an air quality pilot study on a USC Transportation shuttle bus in Los Angeles, California. On the bus we deployed a Valarm device with the Valarm Pro app running on an Android device connected to a USB sensor for Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). All of the mobile, geo-tagged sensor data was uploaded in real-time to the Valarm Tools Cloud. You can check out the air quality in 3D in the video above! Also check out the Esri 3D Earth globe feature built into the Tools.Valarm.net website.

 

Valarm Air Quality VOC Sensor Deployed on Public Transit Los Angeles California Bus Lorenzo Climbing Ladder To Roof

Lorenzo climbing a ladder to get on the bus roof to deploy the mobile air quality sensor.

 

Valarm Air Quality VOC Sensor Deployed on Public Transit Los Angeles California Bus Deployment Unit With App and Android Phone

Valarm unit deployed on the bus – Valarm Pro app running on a Sony Xperia U ST25, USB OTG + Charging Y-Cable, charge controller, batteries, and a VOC air quality sensor.

 

 

Valarm Air Quality VOC Sensor Deployed on Public Transit Los Angeles California Bus Roof Antenna Box

Made some space for the Valarm device to get its sensor on the bus roof. Don’t worry, the mechanics assured us they weren’t using this antenna any more and that we could remove it!

 

 

Valarm Air Quality VOC Sensor Deployed on Public Transit Los Angeles California Bus Roof No Tape

Air quality VOC sensor attached to the roof using double-sided tape.

 

 

Valarm Air Quality VOC Sensor Deployed on Public Transit Los Angeles California Bus Roof With Tape

Held the pollution sensor in place with Shurtape, thanks Matt! We’ll be producing custom sensor enclosures for future deployments.

 

Valarm Air Quality Real-Time Mobile Geo-Tagged VOC Air Quality Sensors on Public Transit Bus Los Angeles California

Valarm Air Quality Pilot Study on Public Transit – Coverage Map with Class Breaks showing High VOC Points

 

 

Valarm Air Quality VOC Sensor Deployed on Public Transit Los Angeles California Bus 3D Earth Screenshot

All Valarm sensor data is uploaded in real-time via 3G/4G mobile cellular networks to Valarm Tools Cloud. From tools.valarm.net you can export in KML and other formats for analysis and visualization! This is a screenshot from the video at the top of the page.