Hi all! Like many in California and around the world I’m interested in keeping an eye on my home’s air quality - both when I’m there and away. We get evacuated due to fires pretty regularly and the quality of the air inside is a big factor in whether we are safe to return home.
I’ve been looking at the available options for indoor AQI sensors and it seems like a pretty sparse playing field, with only a handful of options and none that give me a high comfort level in their quality. It seems that the Netatmo Element and the PurpleAir sensors are an option, but neither actively promote a SmartThings integration.
I found the community DTH for PurpleAir but it doesn’t seem to work with the new ST App, and at this point with the transition already completed that’s a dealbreaker. I also am not a huge fan of their operating model, where everything goes to their cloud first and only, and the DTH retrieves data from it.
Netatmo seems quite legitimate (Legrand is a well known company) but their devices seem difficult to find and expensive.
Also seen some home built devices using RPis, which I’d be totally OK with but the integrations seem to be somewhat abandoned and I don’t want to spend the time and money to roll my own, then be left in the lurch.
Is there no other simple air quality monitoring solution that can do at least PM2, CO2 and send that data to ST? Anyone have any tips?