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People want to live in comfortable, safe, and efficient buildings that elevate their standard of living and offer a whole different level of experience. “Intelligent building” is the appropriate term used for such infrastructures. How to achieve this goal? With the application of smart IoT technology and advanced analytics. It has the ability to simplify everyday operations, which include controlling building temperature, security, and maintenance wirelessly.

Automation is the need of today, whether it’s about managing heating, ventilation, air conditioning, lighting, security, or other systems. By installing sensors, actuators, and microchips, IoT technology makes it possible for facility managers to achieve building automation goals. Now, they can collect data and manage it according to business functionality. What’s the end result? They are able to improve asset reliability and performance, optimize energy consumption, and minimize the environmental footprints of the building.

Driving automation in buildings with IoT

IoT creates powerful opportunities to automate most aspects of the building management system thereby reducing the operational costs by a significant percentage. That’s why commercial building managers are looking forward to leveraging IoT technology. It does have the potential to deliver better insights on building operations and equipment. Also, they get access to real-time data for productivity, convenience, and sustainability for optimal results in the end.

The connectivity between devices is what people want these days. IoT just delivers that! By facilitating person-to-person, person-to-machine, and machine-to-machine communications within the building and with the outer world, IoT technology gives rise to an intelligent, flexible, wired, and wireless platform. Not just this, it also enables the customization of spaces in offices and conference rooms according to occupancy levels and preferences. As a result, building occupants get efficient mobility within the building.

How does IoT make buildings smart?

Smart systems and the Internet of Things consist of sensors and actuators that connect people and processes. Some of the prevalent use cases include:

  • Climate control (temperature, humidity, vibration, etc.)
  • CO monitoring
  • Electrical usage
  • Fire detection
  • Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems (HVAC)
  • Lighting control
  • Occupancy
  • Predictive maintenance
  • Security and access control
  • Water monitoring

These IoT-based sensors enable the collection and analysis of real-time data that can:

  • Improves the building’s performance and operational efficiencies
  • Increases energy efficiency and sustainability
  • Minimize the overall building maintenance costs
  • Improve occupants’ comfort and safety without making any compromise on the energy efficiency
  • Space optimization
  • Adapt to the indoor and outdoor temperature, humidity, and air quality

No doubt why the face of facility management and smart buildings is progressively evolving with the fast evolutions of advanced technologies under the big IoT umbrella.

Harness the power of IoT to create intelligent buildings!

Now, customers look forward to adopting the advanced technologies that can simply transform the operations of their building. IoT solutions have the power to translate a complete data profile of their facilities, systems, and operations into business metrics. The benefits of IoT are phenomenal! According to Navigant Research, revenue for intelligent building solutions is estimated to grow from $15.1 billion in 2018 to $67.5 billion in 2027 at a CAGR of 18.1%.

Keeping energy optimization and sustainability at the center, IoT enables building owners and operators to save energy, reduce operational costs, enhance bottom-line performance and meet the expectations of government agencies, employees, customers, and neighbors in the society.

As these smart technologies mature, users get new opportunities to improve the functioning of their commercial spaces, making them more energy-efficient, cost-effective, and reliable.

To transform commercial buildings into intelligent ones, building managers need to shift strategies and processes, make a considerable amount of investment in technologies, and deeply understand the opportunities that lead to digital transformation.

Fortunately, there are many industries that are realizing the power of IoT technology and its benefits. To optimize the building performance and occupant experience on a uniform level, they are investing in smart IoT solutions. Considering a broader picture, IoT creates a positive experience for building occupants and changes in energy consumption and sustainability.

IoT evolutions in recent times have opened the door for low-cost alternatives. It will only deepen the capabilities of the existing intelligent building management system. All commercial, institutional, industrial and residential building segments must seek options to find data-based insight and leverage the IoT capabilities to transform the commercial building into a smart one.

Zenatix can make your building smart with its advanced IoT solutions

In a time of digital transformation, buildings are becoming connected. It’s now an essential part of smart grids and cities. Do you also want to make your building smart? Zenatix is here to help you out. Being one of the emerging IoT companies in India, we offer the most advanced, agile, and highly efficient IoT solutions that will completely transform the way your building functions. Connect with us Now!

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