UPDATE: Valarm is Industrial IoT. Below is a video from our legacy Android app. For your business’s CO2 monitoring needs, we highly recommend you use our CO2 Air Quality Monitoring Package available at shop.valarm.net since dedicated sensor hubs are a lot more reliable and ready available!
Does your organization need to remotely monitor air quality?
Have a look at this Industrial IoT / IIoT Customer Story on how we work with South Coast Air Quality Management District (SC – AQMD), the California government agency responsible for air quality monitoring and compliance in Los Angeles, Orange County, and the majority of Southern California. Your organization can easily + effectively monitor particulate matter, like PM1, PM2.5, PM10, as well as specific gases like O3 / Ozone, NO2 / Nitrogen Dioxide, H2S / Hydrogen Sulfide, SO2 / Sulfur Dioxide, NOx / other Nitrogen Dioxides, and any other gases and air quality factors you need to measure.
Have a look at our Industrial IoT Customer Stories page for more on how these sensor solutions are used by businesses and organizations in over 45 countries around the world to monitor things like:
- Air Quality
- Natural resources
- Water well levels + flow meters
- Chemical cleaning companies
- Oil & gas
- Industrial cleaning services
- Water resources management
- Chemical distribution
- Fluids monitoring
Valarm sensor data is GPS-tagged, time-stamped, and sent to Valarm Tools Cloud / tools.valarm.net via any internet connectivity like WiFi, ethernet, or cell network. With Valarm Tools Cloud you’ll find services for mapping, graphing, and APIs to help you with your real-time, geo-enabled sensor monitoring and Industrial IoT solutions.
Valarm compatible sensors and Industrial IoT hardware are available at shop.valarm.net.
Please don’t hesitate to Contact Us at Info@Valarm.net if you have any questions or if your business, organization, or company needs help with Industrial IoT applications.
This video shows you how to use Valarm to do remote environmental monitoring, specifically air quality and CO2.
The Valarm Pro app for Android is available here in the Google Play store.
Check out the rest of our blog for more remote environmental monitoring / telemetry use cases like:
- Monitoring remote water usage
- Mobile, real-time air quality
- Water level monitoring for effective water management
- Remote tank monitoring
Transcript / Voiceover script:
Hello, my name’s Edward and I’m the president of Valarm. This video shows you how to do remote air quality and CO2 monitoring with Valarm.
This is a Valarm compatible CO2 sensor made by Yoctopuce. The Valarm Y cable you see here allows you to charge a Sony Android device while using USB OTG to host one or more external sensors at the same time. After you have installed the Valarm Pro app plug your power in to the female micro USB end of the Y cable. This can be power from solar panels, a vehicle, or from the wall as seen in this demo. Next plug in your USB sensors, in this case we’re using an air quality carbon dioxide sensor although you can connect Valarm to any number of a variety of sensors using a standard USB hub. See http://shop.valarm.net for more info on currently available sensors.
Last, plug the Y cable in to your Android device and you will be prompted to launch Valarm. After you launch the Valarm Pro app use the menu button to go to the all settings screen then click Yoctopuce sensor settings. Next click the VOC (volatile organic compounds) and CO2 button. Turn on Yoctopuce sensors by clicking the button in the upper right then enable the CO2 sensor. Click the Scan All button to verify that the sensor has been detected and take sensor readings. You’ll see the current sensor value next to the help button, in this case our environment is a little over 1000 ppm CO2.
You can use the Valarm app’s interval timer to get your sensor data at regular intervals like every minute or every hour. You can also use the sliders to set your custom threshold values for minimum and maximum levels for any sensor. If a value goes above or below your specified threshold, Valarm will be triggered and can upload the alert GPS location and sensor values to the Valarm Tools website at tools.valarm.net . You can also receive alerts via text message and email. See Valarm’s other videos for step-by-step instructions on linking your Valarm devices to the Valarm Tools Cloud.
If you breathe on the sensor and scan values again you’ll verify everything is connected properly and see a rise in CO2 levels.
Now your Valarm device is ready to be deployed for remote monitoring! Go back to the home screen to arm Valarm. Now that Valarm is armed and deployed you will see all of your Valarm data in real time on the Valarm Tools website at tools.valarm.net . You can also receive alerts when there is a max or min trigger. See Valarm’s other videos for instructions on how to link all of your sensor data to the Valarm Tools Cloud at tools.valarm.net as well as how to configure text message and email alerts from Valarm.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions for another video!