To solve the challenge, Sensorstream has developed a range of sensors that utilise a new long-range, low power radio frequency based sensor.
The Action Monitor gathers environmental data, temperature, humidity, light levels and movement in a compact easy to deploy battery-powered package. The data is securely relayed in realtime to the Sensorstream servers and a web dashboard provides a clear and concise overview for the building manager.
The data can also be easily integrated into existing management dashboards via an API or data can be exported for offline analysis.
The Sensorstream Action Monitor allows building managers to better understand how the building operates and identify areas for improvement. Lights being left on overnight or heating running over the weekend can be a big issue and an area where money can easily be saved.
Working with Open Data Manchester and the Coop, Sensorstream were able to come up with a deployment plan to install a number of Action Monitors throughout the building to help monitor key areas and meeting rooms.
The ability to see how the heating and cooling system affect the building and where people are using the building allows building managers to adjust the heating schedules. This, in turn, provides ongoing energy savings as well as reducing carbon footprint.