Can this sensor use Wi-Fi?
Currently MOCREO does not support pairing the sensor with Wi-Fi. Our new sensor product uses Bluetooth for communication, so they are limited to Bluetooth range (e.g. around the house- like a Bluetooth speaker).
The reason why the sensor uses Bluetooth LE for communication is that its hardware is more cost-effective than Wi-Fi and it uses much less power.So the battery life is longer (in many cases 2 years) and the sensor sampling rate can be much higher than using Wi-Fi. Many sensors with built-in Wi-Fi sample every 15 minutes instead of every minute (like our MOCREO Sensor) and their battery will run out in a few months instead of a year or longer- which is a real hassle if you’re measuring something hard to reach, like the crawlspace under a house.
MOCREO sensor is to be used in conjunction with a Hub.(Except ST7) using a Hub can not only add Wi-Fi functionality but also can push a larger energy-saving sensor array to the cloud for remote monitoring at a much lower cost. Additionally, the MOCREO Sensor cloud service is included in the purchase price, so there is no monthly fee for the Hub.
Once it becomes possible to have more efficient systems, our sensors may eventually be developed in the direction of supporting Wi-Fi communications in the future.