Aquara introduces the TVOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) Sensor for smart homes and smart buildings, delivering peace of mind for occupants and owners concerned about indoor air quality. As part of the Zigbee 3.0 protocol, the device is compatible with a wide ecosystem of smart home products, including Alexa, Google Home, IFTTT and more.
By using three separate sensors, the device measures for temperature, humidity TVOC levels, all of which impact comfort, health and personal items within the home. Users can easily cycle through this information with a display designed to reduce strain on the eyes by employing a paper-like appearance. Users can also compare historical data within the home to better track conditions within the space.
In connecting with other parts of the smart home, the Sensor can alert and command other smart home products such as smart plugs and smart switches. Should the temperature within a room reach unacceptable levels, for instance, the sensor can command a smart switch through a smart home hub to activate fans within the room.
Specific models of the TVOC Sensor can also interact with air conditioner units through the Aquara Hub M2 gateway to turn on ventilation modes as well, for when TVOC levels within a room reach unacceptable levels.
The Sensor comes with magnetic backing, allowing it to be easily placed on any surface that supports magnets, and has an average battery life of about one year, according to the company.