Building Automation Technology Update: Wireless Temperature & Humidity Sensors

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You may not know this, but Computrols headquarters is frequently used as a testbed by its research and development team. In fact, right now there are about 40 wireless temperature and humidity sensors hanging from the ceiling of our manufacturing facility and office area. (pictured below)

Wireless Temperature & Humidity Sensors

These sensors are powered by a long-life battery and communicate via Bluetooth back to a receiver. The receiver then transmits the data back to our head-end computer. Our research and development team will also be testing solar as a potential power source, with the possibility of using it as the primary power source with a battery as a back-up.

Wireless technology is an extremely hot topic in the building automation industry right now. In addition to space sensors, Computrols is also working on wireless duct sensors and wireless control by way of smartphones.

 


 
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About Scott Holstein

Scott Holstein took over as Marketing Manager for Computrols in early 2016 and has since entrenched himself in the building automation industry. Holstein writes articles for the Computrols blog, ControlTrends, and AutomatedBuildings.com and spoken at a number of industry events. Some of his specialties outside of sales and marketing include new technology trends in smart buildings, energy efficiency strategies, and the internet of things.