The dangers of Legionella & how IoT can help prevent it


While preventing the spread of COVID-19 was, and still is a key consideration for many establishments worldwide, the pandemic era highlighted some other diseases and how maintenance of them in parts, fell to the wayside.


During the height of the pandemic and still to this day, routine property upkeep and maintenance were difficult to manage as people began working from home. Areas of the building that were normally consistently maintained were now unkept and more susceptible to legionella growth than ever before. This due to the fact that legionella bacteria thrive in these types of stagnant water systems.


Legionella bacteria, in contrast to COVID-19, which is airborne, are typically found in water systems. Water system stagnation due to inactivity can happen in buildings that were closed or had low occupancy during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This raising the risk of Legionnaires' disease then and still now to this day with many establishments not sufficiently prepared to properly manage the threat of Legionella in their buildings.


How IoT Can Reduce the Risk of Legionnaires


Property managers can use the Internet of Things (IoT) to make these preventative duties much more manageable, remotely. The Internet of Things (IoT) is a set of connected devices, such as temperature sensors, that allow for mass data sharing.


Smart monitoring and IoT-powered systems can be equipped with connected alarms to inform facilities managers instantly, when water levels or temperatures fall to dangerously low or high levels. IoT-enabled sensors provide users with key insights whenever they need them, regardless of where they are, with remote monitoring capabilities.


IoT has proven an appropriate solution for obtaining regular, health-critical insights for many early adopters with many more to follow suite in the near future.



If you are responsible for looking after multiple water systems that could be susceptible to Legionella bacteria, get your FREE consultation now with Promptus Ltd, by visiting our homepage or contacting us via email at: info@promptusltd.com.