A recent agreement between Airthings, a global leader in indoor air quality solutions and energy-saving technology and Edwards, a leader in fire detection and alarm solutions since 1872, will see Airthings’ business solution commercialized through more than 500 Edwards channel partners in the fire and security segment. Overall, the agreement represents a massive step forward making indoor air monitoring an integral part of building health and safety by placing it in the already ubiquitous smoke detector.
Airthings’ Indoor Air Monitoring Solution for Businesses
Part of the strategic agreement, the Airthings for Business solution lets companies monitor, visualize and control indoor air quality to ensure a safer and healthier environment while also saving on energy costs. The technology, as touted by Airthings, is able to be set up in a matter of minutes, with the wireless monitors running on long-lasting batteries. This allows the new solution to be easily scalable or customizable to any new or existing space.
In addition, the solution sensors provide air quality data to Abound, a new open-technology platform provided by Carrier Global Corporation, a leading provider of safe and sustainable building solutions, of which Edwards is a part of. Abound aggregates data from different systems and sensors and provides building owners, operators, and occupants transparency into relevant and contextual insights about air quality, thermal comfort, and other performance data.
“Airthings is on a mission to empower the world to breathe better through simple, affordable, and accurate technology solutions. Together with Edwards and Carrier, we can build on our pursuit of making air quality sensors an essential element of every building and home–helping even more people take control of their air quality and protect their health,” said Oyvind Birkenes, CEO of Airthings. “Entering a strategic agreement with a brand like Carrier is a massive step that will accelerate the evolution of air quality monitoring into an indispensable aspect of any HVAC system or building safety solution.”