We've had makeover! Tether Airborne Index was previously known as COVIDCare
Airborne Index for Aged Care
Tether’s CO2 monitoring solution to managing airborne virus transmission risk in aged care facilities. (airborne virus includes COVID, flu, pertussis (whooping cough) and RSV - respiratory syncytial virus.)
How do we make sure our staff and residents feel safe and secure? By showing them
Airborne viruses (like the flu and Covid-19) can be spread by breathing in air exhaled by another person. High CO2 levels in the environment means a higher % of the air you breathe is shared with other people which leads to a higher exposure risk.
Airborne viruses are spread in tiny, invisible droplets called aerosols that are expelled when infected people exhale
The more people in a closed space, the greater the risk of infection
Making sure spaces are well-ventilated is key to reducing the spread of the virus
CO2 monitors show which areas need better ventilation
"If you are sharing air, the lower the CO2, the lower risk of infection.”
Jose L. Jimenez. Exhaled CO2 as a COVID-19 Infection Risk Proxy for Different Indoor Environments and Activities. Environmental Science & Technology Letters, 2021
How it works
Scan to activate and stick the monitoring device to the wall of your premises
Your device will scan the air in real-time, tracking the CO2 levels in the space
You will be alerted well ahead of time if CO2 is rising, allowing you to increase ventilation and reduce the transmission risk
Your customers feel safe and happy knowing and being able to see in real-time they are at a low risk
A smart layer of added protection
After vaccination, CO2 monitoring is fast becoming the global standard for managing airborne virus transmission risk in enclosed spaces.
Airborne Index allows you to manage that risk smartly: software integration delivers data that makes tracking and preempting infection even easier, allowing you to be proactive in your risk response.
Knowledge is power
Data is recorded and stored to be able to track trends and preempt disruption.
Keeping CO2 levels down mitigates the risk of seasonal illness.
We may not be able to control airborne viruses, but we can go a long way to preventing their spread.
Power - at your fingertips
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How many sensors do I need?The typical minimum installation within a home would be: 1 x EnviroQ in the room you would like to monitor. 1 x ThermalQ installed outside to compare with Indoor environmental quality. 1 x HotDrop on the main incoming power. The typical recommened installation within a home would be: 1 x EnviroQ in every BEDROOM and one in the largest common living area 1 x ThermalQ installed outside to compare with indoor environmental quality 1 x HotDrop on the main incoming power
Why is it recommended to have more than one EnviroQ / ThermalQ in my building?The EnviroQ is only able to monitor the Indoor Environmental Quality of a space where the air and environmental conditions can distrubute evenly. As soon as a space can be closed off with doors or windows then that space will create its own micro-climate over time and a seperate EnviroQ or ThermalQ is required.
How do I get pricing?We do not advertise pricing. Tether is priced based on volume and contract terms. To get a quote please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your request or click HERE.
Can Tether devices connect to WiFi?No, Tether devices connect via the SigFox and LoRAWAN networks. We have done this so that Tether devices will have no reliance on dedicated internet connections within the buildings they are installed. This also makes our devices incredibly secure.
How do I install Tether devices?Tether devices are installed, replaced and removed through the Tether management application which can be downloaded from the Apple App store or Google play store
How do I get the Healthy Homes Compliance feature?The healthy homes compliance check is available through the Tether management app when enabled for your account. If you are interested in running Healthy Home Compliance checks then please let us know by emailing us on email@example.com or click HERE.
“People infected with coronavirus can spread it around a room in tiny airborne droplets called "aerosols" when they breathe out, speak, shout or sing.
These aerosols build up indoors, especially when a place is crowded or there is poor ventilation, and the longer you are surrounded by them, the more chance you have of breathing them in.
Unfortunately, the aerosols are so small you can't see them, which is where the CO2 meters come in.
In addition to aerosols, we also breathe out CO2 — a byproduct of respiration — which builds up in the air unless a space is ventilated.
And this CO2 is easier to measure than the aerosols or virus particles themselves.
So the level of CO2 in a space can be used as proxy for the possible risk of exposure to coronavirus.”