Sensedge Best Practices

This article will help you understand the best practices for using the Sensedge indoor air quality monitor.

While there are many ways you can use the Sensedge indoor air quality monitor, here are a couple of best practices you should consider when using the product.

  1. Get the most out of your data by having the device connected to the Internet
    While the Sensedge supports offline use with its 8GB of onboard memory and can also be connected to a local Secondary MQTT server or communicate entirely via BACnet/IP or Modbus TCP/IP to a Building Management System, there are many advantages to having the device connected to the Internet.
    1. Being connected online allows you to view the data on the Kaiterra Web App
      Instead of having to view the data directly on the Sensedge screen or inside the Building Management Systems' interface, you can view the data anytime you want via the Kaiterra Web App.
    2. Being connected online also gives you access to the Kaiterra API
      For those that want to build their own ways of viewing their air quality data, the Kaiterra API is available for devices that are connected to the Internet.
    3. Being connected online also allows you to download the data to a .csv file
      When the Web App isn't enough and you want to download the data to a spreadsheet/CSV file, having your Sensedge connected online allows you to do this in an easy and convenient way. You can, of course, download the data locally using a Micro SD card, but having the device online makes this more accessible.
    4. Being connected online helps our support team provide world-class troubleshooting and analysis of your data
      If you are looking to better understand your data, our support team is always happy to take a look at your readings and give you more insights into your air quality -- but this is only possible if the device is connected online.
    5. Being connected online gives you access to regular firmware updates
      While the device will work great in an offline setting, being online allows the device to regularly access firmware updates, which can provide enhanced security updates, stability updates, and feature updates.

      Tip: If you do NOT have your Sensedge connected online, it is recommended that you connect the device online once every 6 months (as a minimum) so it can receive regular firmware updates for improved functionality and feature updates.


      This is NOT required, but it is highly recommended.

  2. Remember to maintain your sensor modules by replacing them periodically
    One of the biggest features of the Sensedge is our signature modular design, allowing you to swap out your sensor modules whenever you need a replacement, or if you're looking to update/upgrade the pollutants you want to measure.

    But keep in mind: these sensor modules do need to be swapped out regularly. Our recommendation is once every 18-24 months (1.5 - 2 years), but a more detailed breakdown of the sensor module's health can be found on the Kaiterra Web App (if your device is online) or under the Settings --> Sensors page on the device.
  3. Plug your device directly into a wall outlet
    (using the wall plug adapter and USB cable provided with the device)

    While the Sensedge is powered via USB cable, it is important that the device receives enough power in order to properly function. This means plugging the device directly into a wall outlet and trying your best to avoid other power options, such as
    1. Crowded Power Bars
    2. USB Hubs
    3. USB Ports on a computer/laptop