Monnit® Wireless Communication Technology, Data Transmission, Security and Data Packet Size,
How is sensor data protected during wireless transmission?
Application data is 18 bytes in length, and the total TX packet size is 40 bytes. The wireless communication technology developed by Monnit® provides several features to help protect your data in transit. Our proprietary sensor protocol uses very low transmit power and requires specialized radio equipment to operate.
Typical wireless devices that operate on non-proprietary communication protocols (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Zigbee) operate using different frequency bands so they can't be used to eavesdrop on the radio communications from the Monnit family of sensors. Monnit also uses a robust packet tampering evaluation routine to ensure traffic wasn't altered between sensors and gateways.
This enables us to check for well-formed data packets that only originated from Monnit enabled devices. To further protect data, we use algorithms to protect against spoofing and re-transmission of wireless data packets. This is included with best-in-class range and a power consumption protocol developed for Monnit wireless sensor systems.
How secure is the communications on the wireless network?
Monnit uses the same encryption methods used by websites to transmit financial data. Secure socket layer (SSL) protocol is employed with 256-bit data encryption making data hosted on your network secure.