Choosing an IoT sensor

Sensors, LoRa gateways, 2G 3G 4G routers… We’ll help you find the right sensor for your application.

We integrate over 650 IoT sensor models on our platforms!

With nearly 50 sensor manufacturer partners and 15 connectivity suppliers in M2M (Machine to Machine) and IoT (Internet Of Things) in France and around the world, we can help you with your project.

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Distinguish between data and connected devices

Connected objects are devices equipped with technologies that enable them to connect to the Internet, such as IoT sensors, to collect information.

Data is information gathered by connected objects, such as temperature measurements, used to analyze and optimize processes. In short, connected objects capture and send data, while data is the useful information extracted for various applications. This distinction is essential for choosing the right IoT sensors.

How does Synox host its customers' data?

At Synox, we host customer data on secure cloud infrastructures, ensuring not only high availability but also compliance with the strictest security standards. In our data protection policy, they remain the exclusive property of the customer. Our platform data is hosted in a Tier IV-rated DataCenter based in France. This represents the highest level of availability and security. Its architecture is distributed over two interconnected sites.

Connected objects, sensors, collect data locally and transmit them to our SoM2M#IoT platform. With our SoDATA#Viz visualization platform, they can be hosted in Cloud SaaS or On Premise mode, enabling raw data to be transformed into useful, relevant information for users.

Why capture the data?

Enriching products and devices with sensors capable of collecting and retrieving data is now accessible to all. Capturing the data is the first step in the process of dealing and using it. The greater the amount of data captured, the more accurate its analysis will be.
The purpose of data collection is obviously to improve the processes, structure and overall organization of an entity. For example, a manufacturer in the industry can, thanks to the sensors placed on its equipment, follow the operating status of its fleet, provide elements of understanding on how it evolves over time in a given environment and anticipate the malfunctions that the machines could encounter.

How to capture the data?

Depending on the type of object, iot sensor or actuator, communication requirements will differ. In fact, if you control one or more lighting systems, you’ll avoid using a network that doesn’t offer real-time capability.
Each sensor allows different measurements, at different frequencies, and the choice of sensor depends above all on the application.
Here is a non-exhaustive list of measurements that can be returned with a sensor:

  • Volume
  • Noise
  • Distance
  • Couple
  • Flow rate
  • Conductivity
  • Vibration
  • Moisture
  • Speed
  • Temperature
  • Force
  • Pressure
  • Energy
  • Location
  • Power
  • Viscosity

How often do you want to collect data, and with what level of reliability?

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With connectivity built right into the product, it is functional and ready to be activated.

The Internet of Things and the exponential increase in the number of connected devices have turned data into a veritable golden nugget. The proliferation of connected devices in all sectors now allows companies to access new sources of data and therefore information that was previously unknown or difficult to access. Considering that any device or equipment can now be connected, the possibilities are infinite as well as their evolution.
Implementing IoT solutions to capture and exploit data allows companies to diversify and think about developing new services. Thanks to the significant drop in the price of sensors and the development of networks dedicated to connected devices, any entity has the opportunity to rush into data exploitation.
While it is clear that the Internet of Things can provide very detailed information about its environment, one of the main challenges in collecting this data lies in its capture and transmission, to transform it into actionable information for the end user.

So what are the technologies and issues related to data capture?

Technologies associated with data capture include various communication methods such as LoRa, cellular, BLE, Wi-Fi, Sigfox, and NFC. These technologies enable information to be collected from connected objects in the Internet of Things (IoT). However, this massive data collection raises major issues, particularly in terms of data security, requiring robust measures against cyber threats. What’s more, effective analysis of Big Data is essential to derive meaningful insights, and the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) enables this data to be processed and interpreted to make informed decisions. To sum up, the technologies and issues involved in capturing IoT data call for effective management, accurate analysis and enhanced security to fully exploit the potential of data in an increasingly connected world.

Synox is your ideal partner for advice on IoT sensors, connectivity and platforms. With in-depth expertise in the IoT field, we understand your specific needs and recommend the solutions best suited to your business. Our commitment to complete, integrated IoT solutions ensures that we’re with you every step of the way, from design to implementation, management and maintenance. With Synox, you benefit from a holistic, customized approach to your IoT projects, based on innovation, quality and industry best practices. Trust Synox to guide you to success in your IoT transformation.

How do you choose your IoT sensor?

To choose the right sensor for your purpose, you will need to:

  • Evaluate the distance parameters between the sensor and the device to be detected, i.e. the measurement range.
  • Consider sensitivity, accuracy, speed and tolerated error level.
  • Take into account the environment in which the sensor will be used (indoor or outdoor), which can considerably influence the detection of the data.
  • Take into account the battery’s power supply and its life span. Some sensors have rechargeable batteries, which reduces the environmental impact of the project from the start. There are also sensors that have a “sleep” mode when they are not active. This standby state makes their energy consumption almost zero, and therefore extends their lifespan.
  • Be aware that your sensors are also input sources of your systems, so they must be protected.

For example: In hard-to-reach places, it is preferable to use a sensor with a large autonomy in order to limit the number of technician’s movements and thus optimize the exploitation.

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