IoT can make the buildings in which we live and work more comfortable, efficient and secure.
Smart Building Systems
Commercial buildings are complex, and keeping systems like lifts, boilers, lighting, air conditioning and access control functioning smoothly is a labour-intensive task. IoT can connect these systems and monitor their health in real time, enabling the building owner or service provider to manage them more effectively. And they can also help improve building security and give business insight. With our Digital Building solution, customers gain a detailed insight into dwell time, footfall and signs of a break-in. And any preventative maintenance can be scheduled with minimum disruption.
In the home, the opportunity is around convenience. Smart home features enable the home to adapt to the occupants’ needs; turning on lights, ovens and entertainment systems as the owner walks in the door.
Building systems such as lighting and heating can be incredibly energy intensive, both in the home and in commercial properties. Automating these systems – for instance, turning off lights when a building is empty, or automatically adjusting air conditioning – can save money and deliver compelling ROI.
Safety and Security
Security cameras, intruder and fire alarms, motion detectors and access controls are an important part of commercial building infrastructure. But these systems are often costly and unintelligent. IoT-based surveillance systems are easier to deploy – even without any poer or network cabling – and feature advanced automation features that means they can, in many cases, replace the cost of manned guards.
Easy Energy Management
Smart meters enable individuals and businesses to increase energy efficiency and reduce bills. Users can see monthly projections, view energy consumption by asset, and even track how much power their solar panels are generating.
Monitoring Office Space Usage
Digital Buildings can help organisations analyse how effectively they’re making use of their physical space. For example, they can see how many of their desks are in use at any particular time.
Improve Car Parking
IoT sensors in parking spaces can see when a space has become free and direct drivers to vacant spots. This means less time wasted driving around car parks and a better experience for colleagues and visitors.