5 Steps to Connect SenseCAP S210X Sensors to Helium with Datacake Templates

With over 900K gateways deployed around the world, Helium is the fastest-growing decentralized wireless network providing so far the widest LoRaWAN network coverage. In this process, 280k+ SenseCAP hotspots have been deployed in 125 countries around the world, which lays a solid foundation for continuous long-range and wide-area communication and data transfer. Moreover, we also launched comprehensive LoRa solutions from the end to the cloud, supporting every end user to build IoT applications.

To meet the growing demand for end nodes on the People’s Network, we’ve been working with Datacake to create templates to enable the community to add SenseCAP LoRaWAN sensors to the Helium network conveniently and easily.

Datacake is an IoT platform that aims to enable users to create their own IoT applications even if users do not have a background in coding. Datacake’s low-code IoT platform provides an end-to-end solution out of the box. IoT platform software handles ongoing management tasks and data visualizations. It provides a user interface for the data collected from the deployed IoT sensors. You can think of them as the middleman between the data collected and the user!

With Datacake templates, you can add any LoRaWAN sensor to the Helium network and start collecting data within 5 steps! Here, let’s take our S2104 Soil moisture and temperature sensor as an example:

Step 1: Setup Sensors via SenseCAP Mate App

Step 2: Add New Sensor in Helium Console

Click “Devices”, enter the Device EUI, App EUI, App Key (refer to SenseCAP mate APP), and add a label to a device. 

Step 3: Upload Data from Helium to Datacake

Step 4: Add the Sensor on Datacake

Step 5: Power on the Device and Start Monitoring 

Now you can monitor the soil moisture and temperature data on Helium Console as well as on the Datacake platform! You might want to monitor other parameters. Rest assured! Here at Seeed, we’ve developed a series of LoRaWAN sensors specifically focusing on environmental monitoring. And now we have templates that support the following 5 SenseCAP LoRaWAN Sensors:

S2100 LoRaWAN Data Logger

S2101 Air temperature and humidity sensor

S2102 Light intensity sensor

S2103 CO2, temperature, and humidity Sensor

S2104 Soil moisture and temperature sensor

S2105 Soil moisture, temperature and EC sensor

With the IP66 enclosure that supports -40 ~ +85C °operating temperature, a built-in 19Ah high-capacity battery, and its low power consumption, the S210x sensors can operate in harsh outdoor environments for up to 10 years with a maximum of 10km coverage. The built-in Bluetooth facilitates setup has greatly reduced the cost of large-scale deployment so that you can deploy devices with easy set-up and receive data in minutes.

Furthermore, S210x sensors are fully compatible with the Helium network. As long as there is Helium network coverage nearby, you can get started with sensor deployment instantly. And yes, they can also be used with any approved Helium gateway, including the SenseCAP M1 indoor Helium gateway! This blog post only shows the gist, you can click here to see the detailed guide.

Here at Seeed, we believe the Internet of Things is NOW. Driven by the People’s Network, IoT solutions to tackle real-world challenges can be empowered with high efficiency and great capability. Therefore, let’s add a new device and start to see the connected world through a better lens with data. With easier access to the right data, we can make wiser decisions. And in this way, we can lead a smarter life through the IoT solutions on the Helium network!

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