LoRa table occupancy sensor

Detects in real time whether any table/workstation is currently occupied
Further values: temperature, humidity
Enormous wireless range – no comparison with WiFi
Low maintenance due to long battery life
Plug & play integration with the LineMetrics platform

Description

The LoRa desk occupancy sensor anonymously detects the occupancy of office workstations (desks) using body heat. It transmits in real time whether a workstation is currently in use or not. The current status information can be used, for example, for table reservation systems or indoor navigation to the nearest free desk. Detailed statistics show overall utilization, usage trends and cleaning requirements.

Temperature and humidity data help to record, document and optimize individual working conditions.

The sensor also has a long radio range inside buildings and a battery life of up to 5 years. Thanks to a special transmission protocol, maximum availability of the measured values (>99%) can be achieved even at long ranges and in challenging environments. Thanks to its flexible mounting, this sensor is suitable for any table or desk, for example in offices or schools.

Technical data

    • Temperature: 0 – 50 °C (+-0.2°C)
    • Humidity: 0 – 85% RH (+-2%)
    • Table occupancy: Detection angle 90°, recommended distance max. 20 cm
    • Transmission interval: Table occupancy event-based (real time!), temperature and humidity every 15 minutes
    • Data availability: >99% even at long radio distance
    • LoRa radio range: max. 8km outdoor / some 100m indoors
    • Power supply: 2x 3.6 V AA lithium batteries, runtime depends on connection quality Sensor <-> LoRa Gateway
    • Application environment: Indoor environments such as offices, schools, etc. (not suitable for outdoor or industrial environments!)
    • Size & weight: 86 x 86 x 28 mm, 100 g incl. Battery
    • Scope of delivery: Sensor, instructions, QR sticker, mounting material
    • Data sheet (English, manufacturer)
    • User manual (English, manufacturer)

Measuring points

Data acquisition

  • Mittels Infrarotthermometer wird erfasst, ob ein Büroarbeitsplatz belegt ist.
  • Es wird in Echtzeit ein Digitalsignal (belegt/nicht belegt) übermittelt.
  • Erfassungswinkel: 90°

Visualization

History of the occupancy of an office workstation in the LineMetrics office over the course of a week. The automatically generated statistics provide a quick overview of the degree of utilization of the workstation.

Data acquisition

  • The indoor air temperature (e.g. office, classroom) is transmitted every 15 minutes.
  • Value range: 0 – 50°C (resolution: 0.1°C; accuracy: +/- 0.2°C)

Visualization

Visualization / screenshot as line diagram (1-hour resolution):

Temperature profile of a month in a LineMetrics office. As can be seen from the ranges, the majority of the measured values are within the optimum temperature range for an office. The color-coded areas can be configured individually.

Data acquisition

  • The relative humidity indoors is transmitted every 15 minutes.
  • Value range: 0 – 85% RH (resolution: 0.1% RH; accuracy: +/- 2% RH)

Visualization

Relative humidity curve over an entire month in a LineMetrics office.

Tested for you: The best sensor on the market

This sensor has prevailed against comparable models in our test laboratory and has proven itself in practice.

Enorme Funkreichweite: Ganze Gebäude abdecken

Many kilometers of range outdoors or hundreds of meters indoors – no comparison with WiFi! More >

Battery-operated with up to 5 years runtime

LoRa radio is very energy efficient. Depending on the quality of the wireless connection, the batteries will last for many years.

Plug and Play

Plug & Play integration into the overall system

It’s easy to obtain your first measurement data in just a few minutes thanks to the modular system – from the sensor to the cloud.

Your benefits with the LineMetrics platform

All-in-one: A complete system for room monitoring

1. Record table occupancy

The battery-operated wireless sensor can be mounted under any table. It reliably records all values and transmits them via LoRa.

2. transmit measurement data

The LoRa wireless gateway creates a wireless network for up to 1,000 sensors. The collected measurement data is transmitted to the cloud via mobile radio.

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3. evaluate and alert

All sensors are managed and all measurement data stored in the cloud. Analyses, alerts and data integration via API are easily possible.

What is behind it? Find out what LineMetrics can do to help you easily obtain the measurement data you need.

Developing and operating an IoT-based monitoring solution is more complex than many people think. Here is just a small excerpt of what LineMetrics can do for you in the background so that you can easily and reliably obtain the measurement data you need:

  • Selection of international suppliers, supply chain management and price negotiations
  • Selection and testing of individual hardware devices, hardware quality management
  • Device and firmware management
  • Optimizations in terms of radio range and battery life
  • Database management
  • Connectivity management (SIM cards)
  • Security and encryption, including updates
  • Creation of instructions and support during rollout
  • 24/7 monitoring of the entire solution, support in the event of problems

Cloud platform: Analyze and process measured values

The LineMetrics Cloud allows you to create individual dashboards on which you can keep an eye on the data that is most important to you. Measured values can be displayed, combined and colored in the form of bars, curves, dial gauges, etc. This screenshot shows past and current measured values of the sensor:

Warning messages can be created for individual ranges/limit values and provided with a trigger delay. This means that no warning is sent if critical values are only briefly exceeded. A second condition for triggering a warning can also be configured.

Alerts can be sent by e-mail (see screenshot) or SMS. The recipient, subject and message can be easily configured individually.

Plug & play: obtain measurement data quickly and easily (< 3 minutes!)

The LineMetrics complete solution enables the solution to be commissioned via plug & play – without technicians, IT department, cable laying and network access. We will send you all the hardware with all accessories and simple commissioning instructions. The first measurement data can be analyzed in the LineMetrics Cloud within a few minutes. For questions, problems and tips, we have set up a comprehensive service center for you and can of course also be contacted personally at any time.

Instructions included

Specially created commissioning and installation instructions, printed and available online. Example >

Includes LiSOCl2 batteries

Highest energy density and constant voltage level over the entire discharge period.

Mounting material included

3M VHB adhesive pads and/or screws (TX20) as well as dowels from Würth are included.

Includes QR Code Sticker

Read measured values on your cell phone: Simply scan the QR code and view the values. Try it out >

Enterprise-ready: The flexible and future-proof business solution

Service

Strict quality criteria

Our quality requirements include not only certified hardware, but of course also the security of your data. LineMetrics therefore relies exclusively on highly encrypted communication and multiple redundant servers in high-security data centers in the DACH region.

Übertragung

Efficient roll-out

A fast and cost-effective roll-out is possible with employees on site, no matter how many locations, no matter where in Europe. Everything required for commissioning and operating the solution is included – right down to the SIM card with LTE data package.

Professional support

A competent contact for questions, whether it’s about sensors, wireless connections, databases or dashboards. In addition, the help center, knowledge base and support ticket system are available 24/7.

API Schnittstelle

Simple integration (API)

Existing software and apps can continue to be used and automatically enriched with sensor data via API. This does not change existing processes and IT systems.

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