What are the sensors of the Smart home

Smart home systems are becoming more widespread in the market. The main components of such installations are intelligent sensors, whose task is to monitor the housing and warn if a danger is detected: for example, an open door, too high a temperature, or the presence of smoke and gas.

What is an intelligent sensor?

Smart sensors are the main elements that make up a smart home system. Sensors can read different values and monitor different physical quantities, depending on what they are intended for.

For example, carbon monoxide, smoke, or gas detectors monitor the air to detect possible hazards associated with their leakage, and flood detectors detect the presence of water. Motion sensors, as well as the opening of a door or window, recognize the danger of entering the apartment, and the temperature sensors simply work as thermometers.

To each of these sensors has been described as “intelligent” must be met in appropriate conditions, the information collected should come not only users, but also other components of “smart home”: the temperature sensor may, for example, to interact with the conditioning, the motion sensor with the alarm siren and light sensor — with lamps.

Intelligent carbon monoxide sensor

A carbon monoxide sensor can detect an increased concentration of carbon monoxide in an apartment, also known as a “silent killer” — a gas without smell or color that poses a huge threat to residents.

The smart carbon monoxide sensor can inform users of the danger in several different ways: an audible alarm (from a siren), a light signal, and a text message displayed on the screen of a smartphone, tablet, or other device connected to the smart home system.

Intelligent smoke detector

A smoke detector is the main method of protecting a smart home from fire and its consequences. By analyzing the air mixture in real time, it instantly detects fire smoldering and emitting smoke. Quick notification is most important because it can help prevent a fire or reduce the resulting damage.

Flood sensors

Flood sensors are small devices consisting of an alarm module and a probe placed on the floor next to a bathtub, washing machine, dishwasher, or other equipment that may cause a leak. If a leak is detected, the system shuts off the water supply to the home.

Door and window opening sensors

Smart door and window sensors are security sensors that track and inform users that doors, garage doors, or Windows have been opened (or not closed).

These devices are a very important element of the home security system, as they immediately notify of the possible presence of an intruder in the apartment.

In addition to protecting life and property, smart door and window sensors are also used for functional purposes, meaning they can:

increase the comfort of your stay (for example, turn on the lighting after entering the house);
lead to savings (turning off the air conditioner when an open window is detected).

The use of various sensors is the basis for building a system for any smart home.