TOP 25 IoT Sensors

Discover how many sensors are related to IOT
December 21, 2021 by
TOP 25 IoT Sensors
Boot & Work Corp. S.L., Fernandez Queralt Martinez


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!

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What is IOT?

Briefly, we will say that IoT, or Internet of Things, is known as the digital interconnection of people, animals and things with the Internet.
We will not extend much with the technical explanation, because we will give a brief example, with which we expect to understand perfectly.

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.

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With the Internet of Things, in this same camera in the example, no connection to a PC would be necessary, as it would be the same camera that would send the photos or data themselves to the cloud.

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

As you can see, there are a lot of things that you can measure with sensors.

This means that there are a lot of applications that you can use them for with our PLCs, like monitoring home, office or industrial environments, air quality, water quality, noise, temperature, humidity, light or power, among others.

Now, check this out > and start creating your own applications!

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TOP 25 IoT Sensors
Boot & Work Corp. S.L., Fernandez Queralt Martinez December 21, 2021
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