Your air quality affects you and your family’s health.

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 to remotely monitor air quality systems.

These air quality monitoring stations in Philadelphia measure various factors that affect your Air Quality Index (AQI), like:

  • PM1
  • PM2.5
  • PM10
  • NO2 / Nitrogen Dioxide
  • SO2 / Sulfur Dioxide

Air quality sensor measurements are uploaded to as often as you need them.

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 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. has these sensor hubs and Yoctopuce sensor adapters that communicate with air quality sensors and send measurements to

You can add GPS sensors to each of your air quality monitoring systems to have GPS-tagged sensor data on 2D Esri maps and 3D earth globes.

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.

These air quality monitoring systems use 3G GSM cell networks like T-Mobile, AT&T, or Ting to uploaded sensor measurements to

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. Remember, we’re flexible for you, so your Industrial IoT devices connect to Valarm Tools Cloud via any internet connectivity, like 3G/4G GSM mobile cell networks, LTE, WiFi, Ethernet, LPWAN, or RPMA like Ingenu.

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


 Take a gander at our Customer Stories page to learn more about how is used around the world for remote monitoring needs in industries like:

Since 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:

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.




We’re happy to help your organization deploy effective remote monitoring systems.

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