HSB has introduced a simple to use, affordable cellular IoT sensor solution to help smaller businesses and organizations prevent property damage. Leveraging the latest IoT-specific cellular networks, the device connects to the internet by just pulling a tab, eliminating the need to connect to Wi-Fi or a gateway, and utilizes proprietary algorithms to monitor for water leaks, freeze conditions and extreme temperatures.
The HSB Meshify leak and freeze sensor and software is specifically designed for the commercial insurance industry. The sensor is also one of the first narrow band or LTE-M cellular devices commercialized. To optimize cost, the sensor eliminates the need for a gateway and proactively conserves battery life and data usage.
"Being on the forefront of the next generation of IoT cellular networks means we can provide effective, easy-to-install IoT solutions to more small businesses than ever before," said Lewis Wight, chief technology officer for HSB Meshify, in a statement. "Our cellular solution eliminates the need to worry about Wi-Fi passwords or Wi-Fi signal strength issues and can be installed in under 30 seconds."
HSB Meshify, a wholly-owned IoT subsidiary of HSB, developed the leak and freeze sensor solution for commercial locations, such as small businesses, churches, habitational, and professional offices. HSB's sensors monitor property conditions and issue 24/7 alerts when potential problems are identified.
The small, battery-powered sensors communicate through cellular technology specifically developed for Internet of Things devices and provide a simple and secure link to transmit water leak and temperature data. Since Wi-Fi is not required, HSB's latest sensors avoid any additional cyber-risk and can be placed anywhere in a building, including areas where local network connectivity is weak.
The sensors will be added to HSB Connected Technologies' product line of commercial IoT sensor solutions.