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Smart Building Technology New York

Mobile devices have brought technology into the lives of billions across the globe. Most of these are smart, with tools to enable seamless connectivity through texts, calls, and video chats. Smartphones analyze user habits and leverage this data to personalize your experience. Manufacturers continually update operating systems or roll out newer devices with greater intelligence to expand their usefulness. Smartphones represent our innovation, our advancements, and our desire for collaboration. It's therefore unsurprising that we would want to have the same intelligence around us in our homes and offices. Buildings of the future will be fully connected if today's emerging trends are a reliable indicator.

What Is A Smart Building?

A smart building uses advanced technologies to create efficiency in its utilization of resources. It integrates the Internet of Things, management systems, and artificial intelligence to control heating, cooling, ventilation, security, and lighting operations. The building collects data and utilizes it to improve services and functions through a complex architectural framework composed of actuators, sensors, and microprocessors. Most future smart buildings will have the technology for more seamless management and resource conservation.

A building does not require all its systems to be connected to qualify as smart. Ideally, the infrastructure should focus on interconnectivity. But for an older building, linking some systems such as lighting, sanitation, water, and heating is enough to qualify it as 'smart.'

If you cannot link an entire building, you can link parts of it, as with smart offices. These designated workspaces maximize efficiency and productivity using teleconferencing, meeting room software, desk booking software, and different analytics. The technology is built around the office's needs and adapts to communication and collaboration styles that emerge in the workplace. It provides data and resources to improve workflows, support lean production, and increase skills growth. A smart office represents the future of automation and the future of work.

How Is Smart Building technology Utilized?

This technology's primary function is to link the different core systems. This linkage paves the way for automation, as communication between the heating, ventilation, lighting, security, air conditioning, and other systems fundamentally make it 'smart.'

Real-time consistent monitoring of these systems means abnormal consumption is easy to flag. Evaluating the data helps managers identify the need for maintenance or when assets are near the end of their lifecycle.

Collected analytics are indispensable in determining whether the use of space is economical. Given that space is the second-highest expense for a business after employees, it is critical to ensure optimal space occupation and utilization. Occupancy sensors monitor where workers are and offer insight into whether the staff is satisfied with their spaces.

Smart building benefits include increased energy efficiency, reduced operational costs, improved occupants' comfort and health, and data analytics, which can help owners make more informed decisions. The disadvantages of smart buildings are few, with the biggest being cyber security. It is a problem that a robust security system mitigates. The initial cost of acquiring or integrating the technologies might be high, but the rewards over time offset this expenditure.

Techmenity is a leading provider of network design and IoT installation services for commercial, mixed-use, and bespoke residential projects. Call us today to get a no-cost, no-obligation 30-min consultation.