WiFi is a Problem We've laid out a pretty good case for why WiFi isn't a great solution for conservation-focused environmental monitoring. If you haven't got a chance to read the article yet, here's the summary. Collection spaces are large and WiFi coverage is difficult. No surprise there, but what's the solution for collections that want to remove all the hassle from their environmental monitoring and use wireless?
Let's start with something controversial, environmental data collected from data loggers or sensors is pretty useless by itself. What's valuable is the ability to interpret the data and take some action to create environments that support the longevity of cultural objects. That interpretation is handled by the software and by people working together to create a stable environment. Sensors are just the start.