CHARP Art Care

Environmental monitoring of H.C. Andersen’s collection

For CHARP Art Care, we have developed a solution that ensures that the collection at H.C. Andersens Hus is constantly stored in the most optimal conditions for preservation.

Monitoring of climate and light in showcases

Temperature, humidity and light are essential for preserving objects for many years since art must be placed in a stable climate with correct values.  To preserve the collection in showcases at H.C. Andersens Hus in Odense, we have for CHARP Art Care, who delivers the entire environmental monitoring to the museum, developed a solution that monitors values and detects changes in temperature, humidity and light in the showcases. When values are exceeded, employees will be warned to ensure that problems can be solved in time.

IoT device and sensors for digitizing the preservation of old H.C. Andersen objects

The solution is very simple – a discreet sensor is placed within every 42 showcases and does constantly monitor the values. Via Bluetooth, they all send data to an NB-IoT device, which works as a gateway. The device uses the IoT technology NB-IoT, by which it directly connects to the mobile network for sending data and alerting employees if necessary.

Using NB-IoT ensures low data consumption and battery lifetime up to 10 years as well as an extremely good range and depth of penetration.

“We have tried to make the sensors as discreet and aesthetic as possible for keeping the attention at the collection by H.C. Andersen. Especially the architects were happy about this since they normally work with wired sensors that are x3 the size”.

Mogens Durup Nielsen, Business Development at Xtel Wireless.

Technical specification

The solution contains:

  • NB-IoT
  • Bluetooth Low Energy
  • Temperature, humidity and light sensors
  • Data monitoring
  • Packaging
  • Developed at the Moviot platform

CHARP Art Care delivers the entire monitoring solution to H.C. Andersens Hus in which our physical sensors and NB-Iot device are included.
Read more about CHARP Art Care here