What are Building Sensors?


Smart building sensors collect real-time environmental and operational data of buildings.

The most important building sensors are:

  1. Temperature sensors: Monitoring temperature can alert operators to freezing conditions around plumbing infrastructure and overheating of electrical equipment
  2. Humidity sensors: Monitoring humidity can help operators stay on top of ventilation issues and ensure continuous occupant comfort
  3. Air quality sensors: Air quality sensors collect indoor air temperature, carbon dioxide, particulate matter (PM 2.5/PM10), humidity, noise, and other environmental factors in real time.
  4. Water leak sensors: Leak detection sensors  monitor air-conditioning systems, HVAC systems, basements and around plumbing infrastructure to  alert operators as soon as moisture is detected.
  5. Occupancy sensor: Occupancy sensors allow building owners to collect data about where, how long, and how many people are inside the building. It will also guide planned maintenance outages and manage energy usage, so it will save the cost of the company, allowing every square foot to be used to its fullest potential.

Why it Matters

Smart building sensors with the Internet of Things (IoT) technology play a pivotal role in today's building operations to  allow operators to do more with less, give executives greater transparency into their portfolio, and ultimately improve asset value.

When combined with an  analytics platform, multiple different types of sensor information can be combined, which can effectively balance occupant comfort, indoor air quality, and overall sustainability.