The Internet of Things is changing property management, transforming properties into intelligent spaces and smart buildings. A Smart Building optimizes comfort, operations, energy, security and more by implementation of smart devices, sensors and systems. Those sensors and systems can then be monitored and analyzed for rapid decision making purposes by building management and property owners.
Like many IoT verticals, Smart Buildings do not have to be built from ground up, but rather can culminate within an existing building through facility upgrades and system integration. With respect to occupant experience, a smart building can allow for automatic heat and lighting control, automatic shutters, doors or gates, voice commands and more. Property managers can save on energy through efficient HVAC and electricity systems while also remaining eco-friendly through smart landscaping and weather API analytics. For example, office lighting turns off when not in use and lawn sprinklers cease when rain is falling or in the forecast.
Smart Buildings not only allow for analytical monitoring and decisive management, but they also learn the changing occupancy profile within a site and optimize accordingly to save on costs and increase efficiency.