Home automation is not only used to automate tasks or save energy, but it is also very useful to improve security. There are a wide variety of devices that are capable of detecting threats that affect our home or ourselves. For example motion detectors, water sensors, etc. In this article we are going to talk about how a smart gas sensor works and why it is interesting.
How a smart gas sensor works
What is a smart gas detector? It is basically a sensor that is capable of detecting flammable or explosive gases. If there has been a leak, it is capable of issuing a warning so that we can take action, such as ventilating the house and looking for where the problem is before it can cause a fire.
It is in charge of continuously monitoring the air flow. The objective is the early detection of any appearance of gases that could be a problem for safety. For example natural gas, methane gas, etc. It is very useful especially in places like a kitchen. You can install them at home, in a restaurant, a garage, a store…
The fact that it is a smart device is very useful since it will connect via Wi-Fi. In this way we can receive an alert at any time and anywhere. We will simply receive a message to the mobile through an application and it will indicate the problem. So we can take measures as soon as possible to solve this situation.
Normally they will have an LCD screen, although we can always check the values from the mobile. We can also configure values so that it is more or less sensitive and can launch a warning as soon as it detects that something is wrong and there is an irregularity.
If you have a gas sensor in your home and all it does is send out a light or acoustic signal, you really won’t be able to do anything if you’re outside. Unless it is usually loud enough and a neighbor hears it and calls you, it is very likely that the problem will go unnoticed and you will not be able to solve it in time.
Instead, a smart gas sensor or detector goes beyond that. Not only can it notify us if we are nearby, either with a beep or by showing on the screen that the levels are not correct, but it will alert us through the mobile. It is at that moment that we will be able to take measures as soon as possible and see why there is a gas leak and solve it.
Early warning can help prevent a bigger problem. A gas leak can cause a very serious problem, whether in a home or in any other enclosed space. Therefore, having smart devices of this type is interesting to improve home security and be calmer.
Keep in mind that there are many devices of this type, so you will even be able to link them together. For example smoke, water, temperature sensors… You will be able to control the values of your home anywhere.