UnaSensors is a brand new sensor-as-a-service offering that can kickstart anyone's IoT journey at a maximum retail price of US$5 per month, including hardware, software and connectivity. Developed by Singapore-based UnaBiz, the solution makes use of five new sensors that collect and transmit data via the Sigfox network.
According to Singapore-based UnaBiz, IoT technology adoption remained hampered by the high cost of devices and security concerns.
Henri Bong, CEO of UnaBiz noted that the biggest inhibitor to IoT adoption is the high cost of sensors. "As an end-to-end IoT enabler, we must respond, not just in terms of connectivity, but with an all-in-one game-changing solution. The market needs high-quality, low-cost sensors, with connectivity and cloud service - a complete package. We believe that this problem must be addressed before the full potential of massive IoT be realised," said Bong.
UnaSensors features five sensors: UnaSense: a temperature and humidity sensor; UnaMotion: a human passive infra-red (PIR) detector; UnaProtect: a magnetic sensor that detects opening and closing of assets; UnaBeacon: an asset locating tracker, and UnaBell: a smarter button with brand new features.
The five sensors were shortlisted based on the top ten most sought after data requirements gathered from IoT users and early adopters globally.
Philippe Chiu, CTO and co-founder of UnaBiz added, "UnaSensors addresses the main concern of IoT projects, and that is security.
In responding to concerns around security, Philippe Chiu, CTO and co-founder of UnaBiz said that UnaSensors can securely transmit its data through the Sigfox global network, using an encryption mechanism directly managed by the end users – at no additional cost.
“On top of that, every sensor's configuration is protected by an individual password. All features are accessible via our new mobile application that is easily setup and available on both iOS and Android. A web version of the application is also available for corporate environments with features such as fleet management, profile and routing configuration, and cloud services such as AWS, Azure, Splunk, IFTTT, Slack, etc.,” elaborated Chiu.
As an end-to-end solution packaged with connectivity and software application, the customisable sensors aim to simplify and accelerate the adoption of IoT in the following clusters: smart cities and utilities, smart industry and supply chain, and lastly smart buildings and smart homes.