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Amazon Air Quality Monitor: All measured values ​​can now be used in the smart home

ComputerBase had criticized the Amazon Smart Air Quality Monitor’s very limited integration options into smart home routines at the beginning of the test: only the temperature sensor could be used as a routine trigger. Amazon is now making improvements and enabling deeper use of recorded measured values.

The changes allow triggering an action in Smart Home on other connected devices based on measured values ​​for air quality. If the air quality is poor, for example, an air purifier can be activated via a smart plug and automatically turned off again. But even a dehumidifier can now activate when the indoor air humidity recorded by the smart air quality monitor exceeds a set limit value and turn off when a target value is reached.

Amazon Smart Air Quality Monitor: all measured values ​​can now be used in routines
Amazon Smart Air Quality Monitor: all measured values ​​can now be used in routines

The following Smart Air Quality Monitor data can now be used as routine triggers:

  • indoor humidity
  • temperature
  • Volatile Organic Compound (VOC)
  • Particles (PM 2.5)
  • carbon monoxide (CO)
  • indoor air quality

The individual scale of the measured value serves as a limit value, which ranges from 0 to 100 µg/m³ for VOCs, for example, but from 0 to 500 µg/m³ for fine dust.

6 measured values ​​can be used instead of one

As a result of the changes, the range of functions and, in particular, the use cases in the smart home have suddenly been significantly expanded and Amazon now offers the possibilities that one would expect from such a sensor at the start of sales. .

To use air quality factors and the values ​​that Amazon Smart Air Quality Monitor measures for each of them as triggers for a routine, they must be selected and set as the temperature before when creating a routine.

To do this, click the bottom right “More” tab in the Alexa app. A new routine is then created through the + symbol in the upper right corner and in the “When this happens” option, first “Smart Home” is selected and then the Smart Air Quality Monitor, for which the status indicators are now displayed. individual air quality. The desired action is set via “Add Action”, so you can also configure multiple actions in one routine for a measured value.

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