Every year, poor air quality and pollution cause millions of human deaths around the world.
What’s Your Air Quality?
To answer that question in Pennsylvania, the City of Philadelphia uses Tools.Valarm.net to remotely monitor air quality systems.
These air quality monitoring stations in Philadelphia measure various factors that affect your Air Quality Index (AQI), like:
- NO2 / Nitrogen Dioxide
- SO2 / Sulfur Dioxide
You can map, graph, analyze, alert, download, and forward your sensor information via APIs.
The air quality monitoring equipment you see in the photos is from various sensor manufacturers.
Since Tools.Valarm.net is an open platform, you can integrate just about any brand of sensors.
In these units you’ll see Alphasense sensors that monitor specific gases (e.g., ozone, nitric oxide, VOCs, and hydrogen sulfide) and particulate matter like dust and PM2.5.
Smart Cities like Philadelphia are deploying remote air quality monitoring equipment, like you see here, to benefit from Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) sensors.
These cost-effective monitoring systems give you near real-time telemetry information and make for easy, rapidly deployable sensor networks.
With monitoring stations like these, you have dense, accurate, fine-grain and high resolution information at your finger tips.
The units you see in the photos are solar powered. A solar panel charges an internal sealed lead acid battery during the day when the sun’s shining. And in the evening the battery keeps the systems powered until the sun rises the following morning.
Note that you can also use mains wall power, like 110V AC in the states, if it’s available and makes more sense for your deployment scenarios. Or use any combination of power that works best for you.
You can also use sensor hubs that send telemetry info via ethernet or WiFi instead of GSM cell networks. If you’ve got this internet connectivity available then it’ll make your deployments more cost-effective since your monthly internet connection fees will be lower.
That’s the overview of these air quality monitoring stations deployed in Philadelphia by the city government. Have a look at our air quality monitoring systems page for more information on how your organization can monitor pollution with Tools.Valarm.net.
Take a gander at our Customer Stories page to learn more about how Tools.Valarm.net is used around the world for remote monitoring needs in industries like:
- Water Resources Management
- Fleet Vehicles, Trucks, and Trailers with Industrial Equipment like Generators and Pumps
- Fluids, Water, and Liquids Monitoring
- Chemical Distribution and Monitoring Tank Levels + Volumes
- Flooding, Water Levels, and Early Warning Systems
- Remote Environmental Monitoring
Since Tools.Valarm.net is an open platform you can use sensors made by hardware manufacturers around the world. You, your teams, and your organization can integrate air quality, pollution, water, vehicle, and any other sensors made by companies like:
- Eno Scientific
- Campbell Scientific
How do you and your teams view your remote monitoring information to integrate and inform your business / organization’s decision-making? See our Web Dashboards page to learn how.
Please don’t hesitate to Contact Us at Info@Valarm.net if you’ve got any questions.