Sensors for the Internet of Things – a guide

Sensors are one of three main components of an Internet of Things, or IOT for short, system.

The first stage are the sensors, which collect the environmental data.

Using automatic IOT Sensors , not only saves employing staff to manually take readings, but can also be safer in dangerous environments.

Choosing the right  sensors

The type of sensors that you need in order to automate your business operations, not only depends on the processes you wish to monitor, but also the environment that the sensors will be operating in.

Sensors for Damp Environments

Sensors situated in damp environments, whether actually immersed in water, or just located in a damp environment, require appropriate IP.

IP is short for Ingress protection, and is an internationally used rating system for how well a device resists ingress of dust and moisture.

Failure to chose a suitable IP rated sensor can result in premature sensor failure, causing increased variable maintenance costs for your business. We avoid this by planning a system that is reliable, and meets your business needs.

Sensor types and applications

A sensor is defined as a  Converter that measures a physical quantity and converts it into a signal.

Some examples of sensors that can be integrated by yesway, into your IOT system, are given below.







Motion & Position


Pressure Sense & Transducers

Speed Sensors


The above are examples of sensor types, that can be incorporated into a custom designed IOT solution, which our experts will design for you.

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