IoT sensors are designed to measure a wide range of physical and environmental parameters. Here are some common types of measurements that IoT sensors can perform:
IoT sensors can measure ambient temperature as well as the temperature of specific objects or locations.
Sensors can detect and measure the level of moisture or humidity in the air or a specific environment.
Light sensors can measure the intensity or brightness of light in an area, allowing for applications like automated lighting control.
IoT sensors equipped with motion detectors or accelerometers can detect movement or changes in position.
Proximity or presence
These sensors detect the presence or absence of objects or individuals within a certain range.
Pressure sensors can measure atmospheric pressure or fluid pressure in various applications, such as industrial processes or weather monitoring.
Sound or noise
IoT sensors can capture and analyze sound levels or specific sound patterns, enabling applications like noise monitoring or acoustic event detection.
Sensors can measure the quality of air by detecting parameters such as particulate matter (PM), carbon dioxide (CO2), volatile organic compounds (VOCs), or gases like carbon monoxide (CO) or ozone (O3).
Sensors can monitor parameters like pH, turbidity, dissolved oxygen, conductivity, or specific contaminants in water bodies or industrial processes.
IoT sensors can detect and measure vibrations in structures or equipment, which can be useful for predictive maintenance or structural health monitoring.
Sensors equipped with GPS technology can provide precise location information for tracking assets, vehicles, or people.
IoT sensors can measure electricity usage, helping monitor energy consumption and optimize energy efficiency.
Sensors can measure the moisture content in soil, which is valuable for agriculture or landscaping applications.
Sensors can detect specific chemicals or gases, enabling applications like industrial safety, environmental monitoring, or hazardous material detection.
Weight or load
Sensors can measure weight or load-bearing capacity in various scenarios, such as inventory management, transportation, or structural monitoring.
These are just a few examples of the types of measurements that IoT sensors can perform. Depending on the specific application and industry, there may be other specialized sensors designed to measure particular parameters.