Presence Detection Is Taking Big Leaps to Improve IoT Technology


Swedish IT company JonDeTech is now making a forefromt in advancing the technology of the Internet of Things / Photo by: Max Pixel


In the continuing effort to improve presence detection, JonDeTech is at the forefront of advancing Internet of Things (IoT) technology by including the help of so-called gateways and hubs that work as terminals that “collect data from a large number of sensors, which it then sends to the cloud via, for, example, 5G.”

According to IoT Business News, the Swedish IR company said such advancements are crucial. Especially since the world is becoming more and more connected, with big companies already eyeing ways in which the internet could be accessible to more people.

What JonDeTech proposes is a better IoT performance for presence detection in making smart homes and buildings. These structures will be equipped with presence detectors that aim to foster an added coat of safety to these buildings.

To achieve the improvement of presence detection, JonDeTech aims to steer away from the pyroelectric sensor that has previously been used to build today’s sensors, as “its properties are limited and can only sense changes in temperature, making them less suitable for areas where the user is expected to remain, for example in a room or in front of a computer.”

The alternative that the company wishes to introduce will, instead, have “the ability to detect human presence by detecting the heat radiation.”

By using heat radiation, the sensor will be far more accurate detecting users at rest or “immobile people in a room, office space, or in front of a unit, like a computer or a tablet.”

How are we to power them, then? JonDeTech’s proposal is to actively incorporate energy-saving features to the sensors for them to essentially keep an eye on themselves. By designing presence detectors in libraries, for instance, to work only when people are present and shut off when there are no more people, that is already a big leap in energy conservation.