New – Monitor air quality in the smart city

We are delighted to now offer Urban Sensing’s air quality monitor for smart cities alongside our people and vehicle counting systems

Counting particulates and people in a smart city in the UK

Sensors using the latest generation of laser particle counters immediately report levels of harmful particulates in the air at locations around the city.

Air pollution has been identified as the greatest environmental cause of morbidity and mortality in the world at present, and particulate matter (PM) is shown to have the greatest health impact of all measured pollutants.

Landrigan, P.J. et al. The Lancet Commission on pollution and health. Lancet 2017

Particulate matter (PM) is categorised by size. PM1 is where particles are less than 1 µm (0.001 mm diameter), PM2.5 are bigger at ≤ 2.5 µm and PM10 larger still at ≤ 10 µm.

The sensors count suspended particles in sizes from 0.3 µm. The system calculates and reports the PM1, PM2.5 and PM10 mass concentrations in real-time in µg/m3.

Clean air, footfall and vehicle reporting

Pollution levels are instantly reported alongside people counts, traffic levels, temperature, wind speed, humidity and other information. Analysing data over time helps smart cities attain and sustain clean air standards. The system is easy to install in city centres, car parks, along motorways and in any outdoor space.

On-line dashboard showing real-time particulate levels,
the previous day’s hourly particulate and footfall counts plus
a month’s daily footfall counts at a location in the smart city

How it works

The air quality monitors are easily installed around the city, often fixed to lamp posts for example. They can be placed on their own or added to our people and vehicle counting units, using the same power supply. The pollution sensor can be placed at just the right height to monitor the particulate density at pedestrian level, using an extension lead. Alternative it can be mounted directly onto the people or vehicle counters. High spatial resolution allows targeted measures.

The system connects wirelessly to the Internet-of-Things and stores readings in the cloud. People can view live information on their smart phones. Providing updates of current air pollution levels makes clean air policies more attractive to more people, gaining support for traffic reduction measures for example.

The small size and easy of installation means many monitoring points can be placed around the city – mapping air pollution black spots. Analysing data over time helps cities raise air quality and improve peoples’ health.

Specifications of the Air Quality Monitor

Dimensions150 x 90 x 60 mm
Weight330 g
CommunicationWiFi, LoRaWAN option
Power5 V
Ranges of measurement0.3–1;1–2.5;2.5–10 micrometre(μm)
Working Temperature Range-10 to +60 ℃
Working Humidity Range0-99%

More information

For more information please get in touch.

Download a leaflet for the Urban Sensing Air Quality Monitor
Download our smart city leaflet

Retail Sensing

Retail Sensing manufacture the Video Turnstile people counting, vehicle sensing and smart city equipment. Our systems not only measure footfall and traffic, but monitor queues, display occupancy, track shoppers around stores, show heat maps of most visited areas, record passenger numbers, count pedestrians and provide retail intelligence and key performance indicators.

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