IoT and Sensors

IoT and Sensors

The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to a network of interconnected devices embedded with sensors, software, and other technologies, which enable them to collect and exchange data over the Internet or private networks. 

Sensors make up the IoT, detecting changes, collecting data from devices within a connected network, and converting them into measurable signals. Those changes could be things like temperature, humidity, pressure, light, or motion, which are shared within the network. The benefits of sensors lie in their ability to provide real-time information, improve efficiency and visibility as to the current state, and enable automation in various applications.

Nextro’s network and physical security solutions leverage these sensors to detect incidents as they happen in real-time or prevent escalations before they occur. The sensors monitor movements, vibrations, or changes in the environment within a secured area. They enhance accuracy by detecting subtle changes and minimising false alarms, ensuring that you have access to actionable insights in real-time so that you can take action immediately to mitigate potential future issues. 

Nextro uses the Genetec Security Centre  platform, including Genetec Mission Control , to turn sensor alerts into actionable insights and automated work and process flows. This ensures that the right team knows about the right threshold breach as and when it occurs, saving valuable time. IoT sensors can be linked logically with cameras and other security devices related to them so that for certain alerts, the local cameras can also pop up and provide video verification of certain situations. 

The IoT sensors also collect data over time, providing insights into environment air quality, and other patterns, enabling proactive maintenance and preventing staff from entering locations where dangerous environmental factors may be at play.

IoT and Sensor monitoring work environment and operations

Nextro works with multifunctional HALO Smart Sensor devices, which capture comprehensive health and safety awareness in buildings and other environments.

Air quality and health sensors: measure temperature and humidity, as well as levels of carbon monoxide (CO), carbon dioxide (CO₂), nitrogen dioxide (NO₂), particulate matter, and volatile organic compounds (VOC) in the air.

Smoke and vaper sensors: detect smoking and vaping activities, including when someone uses spray cologne or other aerosols to mask the activity.

Security and safety sensors: detect motion, light levels, occupancy (people counter), gunshots, aggressions and fights, and tampering.

Get the benefits of IoT and sensor systems from Nextro:

  • Provide real-time alerts, allowing you to take action immediately to mitigate issues.
  • Improve operations efficiency and visibility.
  • Enhance accuracy by detecting subtle changes in the environment.
  • Minimise false alarms.
  • Enable proactive maintenance.
  • Identify real-time threats and hazards.

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