Honeywell Transmission Risk Air Monitor
Honeywell Transmission Risk Air Monitor, cost-effective monitor for use in schools and restaurants that alerts users when conditions are present that may increase the risk of exposure to airborne viral transmission in an indoor area.
The Honeywell Transmission Risk Air Monitor is an easy-to-deploy, portable device that measures carbon dioxide and features a proprietary risk alerting system based on different activity levels within a room. This allows end users to proactively improve indoor ventilation, which according to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, can help reduce the spread of certain diseases and decrease the risk of exposure among building occupants.
Research conducted by scientists at the University of Colorado has shown that real-time monitoring of indoor ambient air can be an indicator of increased risk of airborne viral transmission, utilizing different levels of risk-based factors such as CO2 concentration levels and the type of human activity in the area. Using this guidance and Honeywell algorithms, we identified air quality conditions that are driven by common activities and variables such as average room size, number of people present, breathing rate, and duration. The device comes with three pre-programmed indoor activity settings: low activity (movie theatres, libraries, and classrooms), medium activity (restaurants, offices, small clinics), and high activity (gyms, indoor arenas, recreation centres) and is recommended for coverage of 800-1000 square feet. For each setting, the monitor provides indications using a traffic light pattern (green, yellow, or red) and a sound alarm so users can be aware of conditions that may increase the risk of airborne transmission based on detectable CO2 levels.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the transmission risk air monitor?
It is a cost-effective monitor for buildings, such as schools universities and restaurants, that alerts users when conditions are present that may increase the risk of potential exposure to airborne viral transmission.
What is the difference between green, yellow, and red? What should users do when the monitor moves from one colour to another?
A green display means that conditions are present which indicate a low likelihood of risk of potential exposure to airborne viral transmission, out of the three possible colour alerts.
A yellow display means that conditions are present which indicate a medium likelihood of risk of potential exposure to airborne viral transmission, out of the three possible colour alerts.
If the display moves from green to yellow, occupants should take action, including but not limited to opening windows and turning on the HVAC fan. The user should determine the appropriate actions for their environment.
A red display indicates that conditions are present which indicate a high likelihood of risk of potential
If the display moves from yellow to red, occupants should take action, including but not limited to ventilating the room immediately, reducing activities, and moving out of the room until the light changes back to green. The user should determine the appropriate actions for their environment.
Can the device detect specific airborne viruses like COVID-19?
No. This device is intended to help monitor certain indoor air conditions and does not detect, warn against, prevent, reduce, or mitigate any virus.
According to the CDC, monitoring the level of CO₂ in a room can be an indicator of how many other aerosols, including but not limited to potentially virus-containing droplets, may be in the air.
While this device can’t detect or warn against the presence of viruses, mitigate or reduce any existing virus, or prevent virus transmission, it does alert users of the existence of certain conditions that may indicate an increased risk of potential exposure to airborne viral transmission. This provides users with information they can use as part of their analysis of their need to improve indoor ventilation.
When and how do I calibrate the device?
The device’s CO₂ sensor is calibrated at the factory and supports Auto Baseline Calibration, so users don’t need to calibrate. Please contact Honeywell technical support if you encounter any problems.
- Monitor carbon dioxide, Temperature and Relative Humidity
- Use non-dispersive infra-red (NDIR) sensor for more accurate monitoring
- Three pre-programmed activity level settings (Low/Medium/High)
- Traffic Light Visual Indication (Green/Yellow/Red)
- Sound Alert: one beep for medium alert; two beeps for high alert
- Small portable size and light weight
- Easy-to-use one button setting
- 10 hours battery life using Lithium-ion rechargeable battery
- 1-year limited product warranty