How is the sensor health percentage calculated?

Sensor Module Percentage

On the Kaiterra Web App, each enterprise device will have its sensor health displayed in the top-left-hand corner. This number is a calculation based on the following:

  • Runtime for the sensor module (how long it has been running/collecting data)
  • Amount of exposure to the pollutant it is measuring

For higher polluted environments, the sensor percentage will decrease much faster -- so if this Sensedge Mini, for example, is installed in a warehouse that works regularly with VOCs or has constant particulates in the air, the sensors' health might decrease faster compared to a device installed in a regular office building in North America.

When considering the sensor health percentage of your device, please keep in mind the following:

  • When the sensor percentage hits 0%, the device will continue to run and provide pollutant readings. However, at this point in time, we would not be able to guarantee that the sensor readings would be within our accuracy specifications since they are due for a change.
    • We do recommend purchasing new sensor modules as these numbers reach into the single digits (~5%) so you can be prepared to swap in newly calibrated sensors once the time comes. Sensor module replacements can be purchased from the same company that you purchased your original device from -- so feel free to get in touch with them when the time comes!
    • Additionally, for installations that are looking to achieve WELL, RESET, or other building certifications, they may have a requirement to recalibrate the sensors in your air quality monitor at regular intervals (typically every 12 months). Please make sure to check what that required interval is so you can replace your sensors in a timely manner.