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Wildfire Smoke Sensor

In recent years, news of wildfires burning acres of land has made the front page. In 2022 alone, there have been reports of 8,349 wildfires with 197,646 acres of land affected according to the National Interagency Fire Center.


Where there's fire, there's smoke and an increased risk of respiratory problems and other health concerns. Deploying a wildfire smoke sensor can give you real-time alerts of dangers so you can act fast.



Constituents of wildfire smoke

Wildfire smoke consists of dangerous pollutants that pose a serious risk to the health of humans and the environment. The biggest threat is particulate matter, which can lodge itself deep inside your lungs and cause a range of health problems.


Wildfire smoke contains:

  • Carbon monoxide

  • Carbon dioxide

  • Particulate matter

  • Toxic gasses (including aldehydes, benzene, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), toluene, dioxins, styrene, etc.)

Is wildfire smoke dangerous?

  • Effect on health

Wildfire smoke can lead to fast heartbeat, asthma, coughing, wheezing, runny nose, irritated sinuses, heart palpitations, chest pain, dizziness, and other conditions.

Inhaling wildfire smoke is particularly dangerous to people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, heart conditions, and asthma. Pregnant women, the elderly, and children have a high risk of getting sick from wildfire smoke.


  • Effect on the environment

The release of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere contributes to global warming, which causes an increase in temperature and more fires. Trees and other plants that help remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere are also destroyed.


Wildfire Smoke and COVID-19

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, exposing yourself to wildfire smoke can make you more susceptible to lung infections, including COVID-19.


Protect yourself with wildfire smoke sensors

More than ever before, it has become crucial to protect yourself, loved ones, and employees from the damaging effects of wildfire smoke. One effective way to escape the dangers is using a wildfire smoke sensor to monitor the levels of smoke pollutants.


Technology advancement has led to the development of IoT wildfire smoke sensors that detect the presence of wildfire smoke and report to you in real-time. With the ObservAir®series, we're proud to say that Distributed Sensing Technologies is at the forefront of this development.


The ObservAir® Difference

  • Using an aerosol absorption photometer, the ObservAir®accurately measures the level of black carbon in your home and office.

  • Monitoring and reporting gaseous pollutants, including CO, NO2, SO2, H2S, and O3, enables you to take action immediately.

  • Its tough and portable design makes it easy to deploy anywhere.

  • When measuring wildfire smoke, accuracy matters. You don't want to get lulled into a false sense of safety by false readings. Our patented design features and methods ensure accuracy in all weather conditions.

  • Equipped with a silent micropump that actively draws air through all sensing elements to maximize measurement performance.

  • Designed in collaboration with leading scientists to conform to the highest standards.

  • It can be mounted on vehicles for real-time mobile monitoring.

  • Flexible connectivity with WiFi, LTE, LoRa, and more.

  • It comes with 16GB of storage space for saving data.

  • It can be customized for your unique needs.



Pick Your Configuration Today

We leverage our unmatched expertise to design wildfire smoke sensors that help you monitor pollutants and provide accurate data in real-time.


Whether you are an employer, air quality professional, compliance manager, or an individual, ObservAir® helps you attain optimal health, save money, and achieve environmental compliance. Customized wildfire smoke sensors are also ready to be deployed in any environment. Get a quote today!

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