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Smart building sensors explained

03 February 2020

Jonathan Catchpole, system architect for TE Connectivity, talks about the seven most important sensors for smart home and intelligent buildings and how the AmbiMate sensor module combines them to help developers get their products to market faster.

The market for smart building solutions is growing fast. People want their home or office to respond to the changing environment – whether that is by closing blinds when the sun is shining brightly, turning on lights when it gets dark or switching off heating and lighting when rooms are not occupied. 

While these functions are essential for energy efficiency of buildings, we’re now seeing a new demand for control of indoor air quality. Operators of grade A offices, hospitals and schools want to optimise the environment, leading to better decision-making and focus. 

This can be achieved by adjusting the ventilation in reaction to levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the environment. 

Read the full article in the February issue of DPA.

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