Effortless Sensor Hardware and White-Label Cloud Platform Solutions for Startups

How To Use Temperature and Humidity Sensor using Ubidots?

Effortless Sensor Hardware and White-Label Cloud Platform Solutions for Startups

A Flourishing Market in IIoT

In recent years, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) market has experienced remarkable growth, establishing itself as a pivotal driver of technological innovation across various sectors. The market size for Industrial IoT is projected to witness substantial expansion, with estimates pointing towards a remarkable surge in value. According to industry analyses, the global IIoT market is anticipated to reach a staggering market size of over $875 billion by 2025. This meteoric rise can be attributed to the increasing integration of IoT solutions in industrial processes, enabling data-driven decision-making, predictive maintenance, and enhanced operational efficiency. As industries continue to embrace the transformative potential of IIoT, this market growth trajectory is set to reshape the industrial landscape, unlocking new avenues for growth and optimization.

Today we will discuss how to leverage the Industrial IoT sensors manufactured by NCD in this market.  We will utilize the Ubidots platform which can be easily white labeled for your Start up IoT company or for your internal company use.

References for Humidity Temperature Sensors Automotive

What You Need to Know for Humidity and Temperature Sensors

To get started you will need an MQTT WiFi Sensor such as the Temperature/humidity sensor we are using for this demonstration.

You will also need to create an Ubidots account.  You can do that at Ubidots.com

Lets Get Started for Sensors

Get Credentials to Connect The Sensor to Your Ubidots Account

Log into your Ubidots Account.  Then click on your avatar in the upper right corner and select API Credentials, then click the clipboard icon to copy the Token.

Copy that Token to a notepad on your computer.  You will need it in later steps.

Configure the WiFi MQTT Sensor

Make sure the MQTT Sensor is in configuration mode(flashing blue LED).  Connect to it over WiFi(default password is NCDBeast, open your browser and enter  Use the web interface to configure the sensor for your WiFi network.  Enter MQTT Broker settings as shown, then save settings.

If all goes well the LED on your sensor will begin flashing Green.  This lets you know it is connected to Ubidots and is publishing sensor readings.

For more details see the User guide linked under resources above.  Also See Ubidots MQTT setup linked above in resources.

Review On Ubidots

Back on Ubidots click Devices at the top.  Your new sensor should appear as a device automatically!  So click on it.  Here you should see the different variables.  If you select one you can view more information about it and even a line graph of readings.

Get an Alert when a Variable Exceeds a Limit

Alerts a powerful and fun.  In my opinion they are the best thing about IoT.  So lets get an alert if the Freezer temperature goes too high.

  1. Click Events under Data.
  2. Select a variable, temperature in my case.
  3. Set the threshold of the value.
  4. Select action to take when triggered.  I’ll send an SMS and email.
  5. Customize the message to be sent.  There are even tokens to specify the device and the value in the message!
  6.  You can customize days and times the event should be active.
  7.  Save it and test it out!

Dashboards, User Management, Locations, What More Could You Want?!

Ubidots is a powerful all in one IIoT Cloud platform provider.  Create multiple dashboards for different locations or spaces, Intuitively add widgets to those dashboards, then grant user access to dashboards as appropriate.  

Ubidots really does everything.  App creation is extremely powerful and takes things to another level.  We will explore than in a future article.  Until then happy exploring!

Dashboards, User Management, Locations, what more could you want?!
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