We've had makeover! Tether Airborne Index was previously known as COVIDCare
Tether Airborne Index for Schools
Tether’s CO2 monitoring solution to managing airborne virus transmission risk in schools (airborne virus includes COVID, flu, pertussis (whooping cough) and RSV - respiratory syncytial virus.)
How do we make sure our schools are safe?
By monitoring the air our teachers and children are breathing.
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 shared space, the greater the risk of infection
Making sure spaces are well-ventilated is key to reducing the spread viruses
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
The smart choice
The most effective way to tackle uncertainty is with science.
Tether’s Airborne Index CO2 monitoring offers live data, allowing you to make educated, safe decisions.
Get real-time risk alerts and effect quick, healthy responses
Classrooms in England are to be fitted with CO2 monitors when state schools and colleges reopen after the summer holidays, in an effort to improve ventilation and combat the spread of Covid... Read more
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
Looking after our communities
Reduce the risk and fear associated with close contact after months of isolation and limited numbers in groups.
Teachers, parents, and learners are able to monitor live, real-time CO2 levels on public display
Provide a much-needed additional layer of airborne virus protection for our young and unvaccinated.
“Schools are an important part of the infrastructure of communities, as they provide safe and supportive learning environments for students, employ teachers and other staff, and enable parents, guardians, and caregivers to work.”
- Centre for Disease Control and Infection
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.
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“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.”