Sensors are a fundamental factor for getting data in the IoT and IIoT sector, since they simulate the 5 senses of the human being, in addition to many other much more powerful characteristics such as the capture of the level of PH, CO2, among others.
Let's see a top 25 with examples of the most common multiple sensors in IoT!
What is IOT?
To give an example with a simple camera, to extract the photos from a common camera, you would have to connect the camera to a PC, and from there, move the photos from one device to another.
What are IOT sensors?
IoT sensors are devices that convert input signals, such as temperature, humidity, pressure, etc. into an electrical signal that can be measured and interpreted by electronic devices, and is capable of being stored in a database for later use and processing.
If in an aplication, a motion detector sensor, for example, would be placed close to the camera. By detecting movement with the sensor, the camera would take a photo and it would be instantly sent wherever you wanted via the internet.
Examples of sensors
Do you wonder how many sensors are there in IoT? And would you like to know how do IoT sensors work?
Check this list out and discover them!
1.- Proximity sensors sensing objects relative to the sensor
2.- Contact sensors sensing objects in contact with the sensor
3.- Temperature sensors sensing ambient temperature
4.- Motion sensors sensing motion relative to the device
5.- Pressure sensors sensing pressure on the device
6.- Gas sensors sensing gas or air quality
7.- Sound sensors sensing sound level
8.- Infrared sensors sensing infrared light
9.- Light sensors sensing light level
10.- Acceleration sensors sensing acceleration/movement
11.- GPS sensors sensing location information
12.- Relative humidity sensors sensing relative humidity level
13.- Relative air pressure sensors sensing relative air pressure level
14.- Vibration sensors sensing vibration
15.- Color sensors sensing color
16.- Hygrometers sensing relative humidity level
17.- RFID sensing RFID tags
18.- Humidity sensors sensing humidity level
19.- Barometers sensing air pressure
20.- Laser sensors sensing laser light
21.- Compass sensors sensing direction
22.- 3D sensors sensing 3D space
23- Touch sensor sensing touch
24.- Water sensor sensing water
25.- Smoke sensor sensing smoke