In order to prevent tampering, we first must quickly review the device placement procedures and protocols.
Devices must be placed according to the following protocols:
When scheduling a measurement, test in full diurnal cycles when possible. A Diurnal cycle is a pattern that recurs every 24 hours as a result of one full rotation of the Earth.
Testing in full 24-hour diurnal cycles brings a more accurate distribution of nighttime versus daytime readings.
Too much of one or the other can falsely skew the overall reading. This doesn’t make a difference in very low or very high readings. However, when the readings are ‘marginal’ (3 pCi/L to 6 pCi/L) the imbalance of adding more daytime versus nighttime or vice versa can cost a seller thousands in unnecessary mitigation or cost a buyer the false sense of health safety.