Wireless Sensor Warns When Carbon Dioxide Exceeds Recommended Levels

Airthings, a provider of indoor air quality solutions for consumers, businesses, and professionals, announced a new product addition to its portfolio: View CO2 for Business. The new battery-operated, wireless sensor will empower schools and offices everywhere to take charge of their air quality by warning them when carbon dioxide (CO2) exceeds recommended levels and indoor air quality deteriorates. View CO2 for Business combines easily with the rest of the products in the Airthings for Business solution, which lets you monitor, visualize, and control your indoor air quality remotely to ensure a safe and healthy environment.

In addition to carbon dioxide, the new View CO2 for Business also measures temperature, humidity, virus risk, noise, and light.

High CO2 levels can increase the risk of airborne virus transmission and cause lower productivity, drowsiness, headaches, and loss of concentration. Since our bodies expel CO2 when we breathe out, the levels can rise quickly in enclosed spaces with poor ventilation. For that reason, measuring CO2 levels serves as a good indicator of indoor air quality and how well a ventilation system is working. Monitoring humidity and temperature indoors is also important as both conditions correlate with virus transmission

In addition to carbon dioxide, the new View CO2 for Business also measures temperature, humidity, virus risk, noise, and light. The Virus Risk Indicator fuses data from Airthings core sensors into an algorithm to calculate the risk of airborne virus spread in an indoor space. The capability helps schools and offices understand their indoor air quality and how it contributes to spreading airborne viruses, providing personalized insights to minimize the risk. The optional CO2 Alert feature lets anyone know when a room needs a breather by visually alerting them through a red LED light on the product when CO2 levels get too high.

View CO2 for Business includes a customizable, ultra-low power display to maximize battery life up to ten years. Users can choose to show the live sensor data that matters most to them or a QR code so that anyone in the room can check the air quality in that space in real-time. The live sensor data will enable students, educators, and office workers to take immediate actions to improve the air quality, while facility managers and building owners can remotely monitor and leverage advanced analytics to optimize air quality and energy usage–saving both time and costs.

As the pandemic continues, schools and offices everywhere look for effective strategies to ensure their indoor environments are safe for children and tenants. Countries such as Belgium and the Netherlands have already introduced regulations to monitor air quality in schools. The UK and several states in the US, including California, are also looking at implementing similar measures. The government of Quebec in Canada has also taken steps to address indoor air quality in its schools and has recently closed an agreement with Airthings to supply air quality monitoring to schools across the region, as part of a ten-year contract.

View CO2 for Business makes monitoring CO2 accessible for any school, office, or commercial building. Quick and easy installation, totally wireless sensors, user-friendly dashboard, and easy reporting ensure that anyone can take control of the indoor air quality.

View CO2 for Business is the latest addition to the Airthings for Business solution. Set up in a matter of minutes, the solution is easy to scale and customize to any new or existing space. Indoor air quality data with advanced cloud analytics is available via the Airthings Dashboard and users can create reports to ensure they comply with local regulations.

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