AquaTerra Surface Sensor

A non-insertion sensor that measures soil moisture and temperature data from the surface. This new Australian technology enables direct superficial measurements (few centimetres) as well as a soil moisture profile. This is the first of three sensor and software offerings that AquaTerra has.

In all cases, the data are recorded automatically every two hours and transferred via a Gateway to AquaTerra's webapp portal where clients can securely access the soil moisture and temperature data through their dedicated personal profile.

A one off purchase AquaTerra Gateway device is needed to collect data wirelessly from multiple sensors from up to 4 km away (free line of sight) and to upload to the cloud. A small annual subscription to access data in the AquaTerra webapp from any device with an internet browser (smartphone, tablet, computer) completes the software offering.

Pricing model

Our hardware is priced per unit. There is an annual subscription fee per sensor and the data can be downloaded at no additional charge.

Installation process

The non-insertion nature of this sensor takes the drilling and digging hassles away which otherwise are required for insertion probes. After selecting a desired location, an equivalent area to the sensorOs footprint (~5 cm x 5cm) needs to be flattened and smoothed on the soil surface. Subsequently, the sensor will be placed on the surface and tied down and secured using the provided prongs through the mounting holes on the sensorOs enclosure.

Ongoing maintenance required and support provided in Australia

We have an online customer support platform which can be used by clients on 24/7 basis. We also provide support by phone during normal working hours. Our support includes hardware installation, software training and troubleshooting.

Units deployed commercially0-10
Energy source

Battery powered

Communications compatibility

LoRaWAN, Wifi

Data ownership policy

Customers owns the data, however, AquaTerra has the right to use the data for development purposes.

Data privacy and security policy

Our data is stored in a secured cloud platform which is only accessible by registered user through their AquaTerraOs webapp profile. The data collected from AquaTerra users is stored and secured in reputed third party cloud platforms that ensures an additional level of security and uptime.

CompanyAquaTerra Solutions
Supported RegionsAll of Australia
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