IEC Standards for sensors – to help ensure safe devices and deal with hazards
23 April 2012
Sensor technology plays a major role in the safety of residential and commercial areas. Motion detectors, alarm systems, multimedia, home appliances, lighting, cars, elevators, escalators, and automatic doors are some of the applications in which sensors play help to ensure safety.
Sensors are becoming more complex and are used in a wide variety of devices to make life safer and easier. Many International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) technical committees and subcommittees develop international Standards for sensors and for the devices and equipment that use them. The Standards ensure that the performance and quality of sensors improve constantly, allowing them to fulfil more tasks more efficiently and with greater safety.
Sensors play a central role in environmental and safety issues, especially for hidden or invisible hazards, such as the presence of gases or chemicals. The IEC is pivotal in ensuring that the performance and quality of sensors improve constantly, allowing them to fulfil more tasks more efficiently and to save more lives.
Read more about IEC Standards for sensors.
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