We herein provide quantitative measures of sensors' reliability and sensitivity as a function of the sensor's capacity (maximum detection signal or saturation state) in addition to other adsorption-desorption parameters that define the detection signals toward volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The measures we have developed show differentiation between irregular dispersed points of sensors with low and high capacities. We show that the sharpest capacity that separates between the two types of distribution points, viz the reliability limit (RL), is tightly linked with the desorption constant kd. Less sharp RLs give interpretations of other reliability indicators. RL also provides information about the reliability of detecting signals of VOCs for a given sensor and sensors for a particular VOC. We show that sensors with high capacities are more reliable and sensitive to detecting signals of VOCs than sensors with lower capacities.