Platform can help detect air quality on construction sites
By Catrin Jones23 May 2022
Hark, an IoT (Internet of Things) technology platform, has been selected by CompAir to help deliver data and analytics for its air quality hardware devices.
CompAir says that they worked with University College London to develop a small, portable air pollution monitor – the Airtracker – which uses precision laser-optical technology to examine the air.
The Airtracker detects key airborne pollutants including CO2 (Carbon dioxide), VOC (Volatile organic compounds) and PM2.5 particulate matter which is emitted from engines, factories and other sources of combustion. Airtrackers send air quality data via 3G/4G to cloud storage which can be accessed via the Hark Platform.
Hark’s role will be to provide recommendations around device connectivity before transitioning to being a conduit for the data via analytics, alerts and notifications on a yearly licence.
The company says that construction companies will be able to better track air quality and take instant remedial action (like slowing down) to avoid exceeding air pollution limits before it enters nearby communities or triggers site shut-downs.
Jordan Appleson, CEO and co-founder of Hark, said, “It’s becoming increasingly important to have a clear understanding of air quality both on site, and in surrounding areas such as schools and parks. With the Hark platform, CompAir users will be able to not only access these crucial air quality insights, but act on them in real time to ensure the safety and wellbeing of local communities.”