Smart Buildings With AI
Technological evolution is taking over many aspects of our lives. It has already revolutionized the way we talk and connect, the way we drive, and now it appears to be making confident strides in the real estate sector. The buildings of the future are likely to be smart if current trends are any indicator. There is a proliferation of smart offices transforming the way we interact with our living and working spaces, and the response to this transformation has been overwhelmingly positive.
Modern workplaces have shifted away from the traditional office setup. Tech companies have offered a peek into what an office of the future can look like with large open spaces, recreational rooms, natural lighting, plenty of greenery, and modern furniture. Installing technology complements this physical setup and makes work and employee management more effortless.
Features that Define a Smart Office
An office can adopt any number of tech options to make work more seamless. These are some of the most popular features that embody the future of automation in the office.
Modern desks have adjustable heights to allow workers to work while seated or standing to promote good posture. If a desk is unoccupied, it logs this information to a shared office system so other employees within the building can reserve or book it. It is a highly convenient feature of shared office spaces and has additional security and privacy settings for each user.
Surveillance has become part of life to promote accountability and security. Video monitoring systems offer uninterrupted views of each part of the building and facilitate space usage analysis. Split-screen features enable multiple location monitoring, and offsite storage in the cloud ensures captured footage maintains its integrity.
Adding game mechanics into the office environment enhances service delivery, inspires collaboration, and is a reliable and consistent source of motivation. Future smart buildings will use gamified apps and sensors to keep users informed of their efficiency and rewards for completing different tasks.
Intelligent controls for climate control and lighting make smart offices more comfortable. The intelligent systems learn about employee preferences and usage patterns and adjust settings whenever the workers are in the office. They also offer direct control over doors and windows through a convenient, easy-to-use touch interface.
Activation of voice control features encourages more significant interaction with digital assistants. From making or receiving calls to sending emails and making bookings, these digital assistants handle menial or repetitive tasks to free up more employee time. Voice control is natural and is advanced enough to understand different dialects and accents.
Smart building benefits
Some merits of AI-enabled buildings include better interdepartmental relationships, greater productivity, higher employee retention, easier scheduling, and greater work satisfaction.
There aren’t many disadvantages of smart buildings, but the biggest is the cost of acquiring and installing the infrastructure needed to bring a smart office into life. Given the increasing penetration of the Internet of Things- the ecosystem that makes all this possible- the acquisition cost will decrease with time.
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